When balloting closed Nov. 10, a photo of a picturesque sunset marina in Portugal won the fifth annual Photo of the Day contest.
The winner, Megan Bailey ’14, took this photo during her semester abroad in spring 2013 to Sevilla, Spain. “A few of the other Gettysburg students and I took a trip to Portugal one weekend to see three different beaches,” Bailey wrote. “This photo was taken during sunset when we were coming back into the marina in Albufeira, Portugal after sailing.”
The photo received 169 of 460 votes cast online.
In second place, trailing by 37 votes, was Nate Atwater ’14‘s photo of the Northern lights over the Gettysburg College campus this fall. The image’s clarity and stunning beauty earned it the Editors’ Choice award.
“The lights weren’t readily visible to the human eye, but over the course of a 30 second exposure my camera picked them up. After reviewing some of these shots I couldn’t believe it," Atwater wrote. "After doing a little research, the Aurora Borealis was highly visible that night all over the northern USA. My astronomy teacher confirmed that these are in fact the lights. In short: I got lucky."
Each winner will receive a $250 gift card at the College Bookstore, which co-sponsored the prizes along with the College’s Office of Communications & Marketing.
The remaining five finalists were chosen from among dozens of entries.
Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,700 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.
Posted: Wed, 13 Nov 2013
Next on your reading list
Share this story: