Winner of U21 Photography Competition announced

17 December 2011
U21 announces the winners of its "International Campus" photography competition.

We are delighted to announce that Jonas Berg of Lund University has won the Universitas 21 photography competition entitled "The International Campus".  

Berg fought off some stiff competition to take the first prize, with Sabrina Lee (Queensland) and Peter Morenus (Connecticut) taking the two runners up prizes.  There were also eight photos which received a 'highly commended'.  

The judges were particularly keen to find an image which was carefully thought through and showed some imagination.  Many entries showed beautiful photos of campuses around the network, but did not include anything to make them look "international".

"Just because a campus is abroad, doesn't make it international," commented Jane Usherwood, U21's Secretary General and competition judging panellist.  "We were looking for an image which, to any casual observer, would highlight an aspect of internationalisation in the life of any U21 university.  Jonas Berg's photo is both creative and thought-provoking and draws to attention the fact that with technology today anywhere can be a campus."

All the winning and highly commended photos can be viewed in the gallery (link below) and will be exhibited at the U21 Annual Presidential Meeting in Sweden next May.