PACE photo competition

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You know what they say - every picture tells a story - thank you to everyone who entered the PACE through your lens photo competition and told us about your PACE story. From the challenging activities, the inspiring people and the memorable places your photos have made up a photographic history of 2015 and looks pretty good! 

Winners and finalists

Thank you to all students who entered the 2015 PACE through your lens photo competition. We received a total of 157 images including local, regional and international experiences across the three sessions. The variety of experiences, memories and images collected from this time was truly inspiring. All photos have now been uploaded to an online gallery on the PACE Facebook page. Please feel free to take a look.

Below are the 12 finalist images selected from across the three sessions. All of these images, along with the stories from each of the finalists are now being showcased in a month long exhibition in MUSE at Maquarie University. 

On the 5 May 2016, The overall winner and runner up image from the competition was selected by board of judges. These images included:

  • 2015 overall winner: Kirstofer Gilmore - Winter Vacation, Connections winner
  • 2015 runner up: Joshua Gacutan - Session 2 and Summer Vacation, Workplace Experiences winner

Session 1, 2015 category winners

Workplace experiences

Community context

PACE_photocompetition_session1_categorywinner_workplaceexperiences_FINALSophie Nyseen
Helping out in class: Games and the curious intentness of winning.
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Elizabeth King
Villagers planting a hill rice paddy for one community member, with a big thank you lunch hosted afterwards. This is an extremely strenuous and challenging task to undertake in hot temperatures and under the sun, and the community spirit and team work was incredible to witness.

Connections

People's choice

PACE_photocompetition_session1_categorywinner_Connections_WEBFINALLucy Sullivan 
Taken during home stay in Takeo. We were privileged to walk through fields with a group of Khmer students - excitedly, but briefly, sharing our lives.
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Lucy Sullivan
Taken on the Mekong River, Phnom Penh, reveals the beauty of the city and the interplay of traditional culture and tourism which shapes its development.

Winter Vacation, 2015 category winners

Workplace experiences

Community context

PACE_photocompetition_WinterVcation_categorywinner_workplaceexperiences_FINALKristofer Gilmour
I had the opportunity to speak to an audience of school kids at one of the community visits we conducted near Jalore, Rajasthan.
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Thomas Lyons
This is Asli. Three months ago, the government entered and took control of his land while he was in the city with his wife who was about to give birth. Since then, the entire area has been logged and Asli has lost his source of livelihood. I think this photo captures his feeling of despair and helplessness.

Connections

People's choice

PACE_photocompetition_WinterVcation_categorywinner_ConnectionsKristofer Gilmour - 2015 overall winner!
This photo was taken at a community meeting at a high school near Jalore, Rajasthan. At the moment of this photo one particular man had been speaking uninterrupted for some time, in Hindi and we had no translation, which gave the opportunity to look at the faces of the gathering. This man's preoccupied look could be an indication that the speaker had lost his audience.
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Sudatta Banerjee
Story time was a lot of fun at Lokia Village, especially when neither party understood each other!

Session 2 and Summer Vacation, 2015 category winners

Workplace experiences

Community context

PACE_photocompetition_JoshuaGacutan_2015Joshua Gacutan - 2015 overall runner up
Vegetable stamps; one of the art lessons the students keenly and curiously participated in. The art, english and health teachers were able to collaborate and teach the importance of nutrition and other health issues in their classes regardless of medium.
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Breanna Seach
Day one of the first Street Children's Congress, held in Quezon Province. The event was held to promote and teach children about their rights.

Connections

People's choice

PACE_photocompetition_BreannaSeacrh_Connections_2015Breanna Seach
It was smiles all day long working on the rice fields. Stacy from Macquarie and Steve from our Bahay Tuluyan family.
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Trivat Kaensacha
Nielsen, living life in the corporate world.