2018 Photo Contest Winners!


SFS recently announced the winners of the 2018 photo contest, which ran from Fall 2017 to Summer 2018. This year’s contest saw more than 650 entries from 78 students – spanning 8 SFS centers across the globe. One grand prize winner and four category winners were announced.

Congratulations to our Grand Prize Winner, Zara Zakrzewski (SFS Peru | Fordham University)!


In this shot, student Charli Klein looks up as she crosses a narrow bridge above the forest floor. Our judges fell in love with Sara’s photo for how well it captures the joy and excitement of being in the field and experiencing new ecosystems. We liked the photo’s unusual perspective, and the clarity of the textures on the bridge. We felt like we were right there in the field alongside the students.


Category Winners

The following students were the “People’s Choice” winners in each of the contest’s four categories – Community, Flora and Fauna, In the Field, and Landscape.

Community Category
Michael Bennett (SFS Bhutan | University of San Diego)


Flora and Fauna Category
Bridget O’Hara (SFS Australia | Temple University)


In the Field Category
Jessica Beneski (SFS Tanzania | University of Maine)


Landscape Category
Isabela Clarke (SFS Australia | Rhode Island School of Design)


Congratulations to all of this year’s winners, and we look forward to another year of fantastic photos from the field.

~ SFS Marketing

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