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Winners of Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Global Photography Contest Announced

January 30, 2014
Gillings School of Global Public Health

Administrators of the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s photography contest, “Global Health Challenges and Opportunities,” announced the winning photographs this week.

The contest, which ran in fall 2013, was judged by a Gillings School panel and through online voting that took place Nov. 18 to Dec. 2, 2013. The event was timed to celebrate the launch of the School’s Global Gateway, formerly the Office of Global Public Health.

The top three prizes were awarded to:

  • Nguyen Huu Thong, staff member at Plan International in Hanoi Vietnam, Grand Prize ($500), for “How Water Affects Our Next Generation,”;
  • Suzanne Barakat, fourth-year medical student at UNC School of Medicine, First Prize ($300), for “Syrian Child in Turkish Refugee Camp”; and
  • Ien Chi, undergraduate at Emory University, First Prize ($300), for “Young Boy in Mumbai.”

Prize-winning photos and submissions can be seen on the Gillings Global Gateway Facebook page.

More than 40 photographers from the University North Carolina at Chapel Hill, other U.S. universities and countries around the world competed for prizes ranging from $50 to $500. The awards were generously sponsored by school alumnus Stephen A. Morse.

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