Zoom in on Culture Photo Contest Winners


For the GoAbroad Zoom in on Culture Photo Contest we asked our networks to share how they’ve preserved memories through photos that depict cultural moments from international travels — in a meaningful, respectful, and inspiring way. We were impressed by the response and were proud to announce the finalists last week.

Now that the votes have been totaled, we are excited to announce the Zoom in on Culture Photo Contest winners:

First Place: Danae Bouidel

Caption: “An amazing woman hard at work in a village on the Atlas Mountains” in Ghoujdama, Morocco

Prize: iPhone 6s + iPhone Photography Kit, sponsored by International TEFL Academy


Second Place: Jonathan Gulino

Caption: “Piercing Gaze: So young and yet such a powerful gaze. This little girl shows the beauty of the Peruvian culture.” in Cusco, Peru

Prize: $250 Amazon Gift Card, sponsored by Study Abroad Apartments

cusco peru

Third Place: Cindy Rosero

Caption: “Above and beyond.” in Machu Picchu, Peru

Prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card, sponsored by Fund My Travel

machu picchu

Honorable Mentions

The following received $100 TourRadar Vouchers:

Golan Israel

By Sigal Sax “#nofilter” Somewhere in the Golan, Israel

monkey thailand

By Molly Vierhile “curious george” in Monkey Beach, Koh Phi Phi Leh, Thailand

venice italy

By Natalie Piper “One of the best parts of Venice was riding the gondola!” in Venice, Italy


By Sissi Janet Mattox “Gumuz woman brings her baby to see the American archaeologists excavate” in Shinfa, Ethiopia


By Daniel Trujillo “In Myanmar, your baby comes with you everywhere you go. No matter if its pouring rain outside or if you have to plant rice all day. I loved the faces of both the mother and baby in this photo.” in Kalaw, Myanmar

Thank you to all our entrants, voters, and sponsors for helping produce such a wonderful contest and “Zoom in on Culture”!

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