School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies

#UoNgoingplaces competition

Each year, we run a competition to encourage our students to share photographs of their year abroad with us via social media, using the hashtag #UoNgoingplaces.

 

2021 winner - Lake Titisee, Germany by Cassandra Brown

A wide blue lake under a perfect blue sky surrounded by trees and mountains

A beautiful and thoughtful composition that goes beyond a postcard effect
Emeritus Professor Antoni Kapcia

2021 runners-up

An artistic shot of cathedral domes taken through gratingCatedral De Valencia, Spain by Thibault Blanchetiere
The reflection of a red stone building, the mirror is cut into a grid which distorts the reflection with a very pleasing patternCoimbra, Portugal by Thibault Blanchetiere
A typical German castle sits on a river edge nestled in treesLimburg an der Lahn, Germany by Ndey Fatou
 
A dreamy, pale image of a girl walking down a cobbled street in MontmartreMontmartre, France by Elysia Knight-Francis

A stylised shot of a hot day on a beautiful beach, waves lap the shore under a bright sunPlage de Boucan-Canot, Reunion by Chloe Longley

A sunset view over a valley, a river and city can be seen in the distance and couples picnicking in the foregroundHeidelberg, Germany by Imogen Motler
 

2021 Highly commended

A sunset picnic in a German vineyard, a pair of sneakered feet are visible next to a white wicker basketGermany by Cassandra Brown

A donkey in colourful Spanish tack stands in a square wearing a sign reading 'Burro Taxi'Malaga, Spain by Amelia Ferries

A typical Russian palace. It is beige and orange, angular and squat.Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn, Estonia by Enya Flint 

 

2020 Winners

A woman stands in front of the massive clock face at the Musee de Orsay in ParisParis by Imogen Mansley (Paris)

A Russian cityscape view with new skyscrapers flanked by traditional lower buildingsRussia by Molly Jennison

 

2020 runners-up

~A snowy day in front of a ceremonial gate post.Asher Mayers-Thompson 

Two people stand wrapped against the cold in a narrow, graffitied alleywayFaye Munson-Pike

Two girls in sunglasses pose on a hot day, on a bridge with a cathedral in the backgroundAisling Pigott

 

A marina on a hot summer's eveningRosie Priest

A massive waterfall in a tropical location under a blue sky with white fluffy cloudsVivian Sardo

A city street with cars an bikes under an ominous sky with dark and orange cloudsAbigail Williams

 

Previous winners and runners up 

  An unusual statue made from delicate metal strands, lit within on at duskWinner 2019: Adam Tarasewicz (Spain)

A structurally interesting red bridge shot at night and lit to highlight curves and hard linesWinner 2018:
Georgina O'Kane (Spain) 

An atmospheric black and white picture of an underground train shortly before the doors shutWinner 2017: Ana Mihajlovic (Russia) 

 

A man stands in shorts looking down at Rio Janerio and across at the famous mountainous landscapeWinner 2016: Jacob Kennison (Rio de Janeiro)

 A moody shot on a mountain in Peru looking down through mist at Machu PicchuRunner-up 2019: Kirsty Horsfall (Peru)

A hand holds a polaroid shot of a tower building in china, directly in front of the real thingRunner-up 2018:
Ryan Stanley (China) 

 

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