Edinburgh Global

Student photo competition winners 2021

The annual Edinburgh Global international student photography competition winners have been selected.

The theme of this competition was 'Explore Edinburgh' and we received entries from students representing over 30 different countries. Entries were invited across four categories - City, Campus, Community, Abroad - and they showed the immense talent and creativity of Edinburgh's international student body.

Congratulations to all of the winners, and thank you to everyone who participated!

First prize - Mingchen Zhang

Ariel image of city of Edinburgh
When you look at Edinburgh freely like a bird you will find a different world.

Second prize - Rui Zhang

man crossing road in snow
Blanketed in snow.

Abroad category prize - Rachel Maguire

sheep in snow
Arctic local – Reindeer in Northern Norway taken when I was on a semester abroad this spring in Tromsø Norway.

Campus category prize - Maitha Qassim

building in edinburgh
Sitting on different ends of the knowledge spectrum enables engineers and lawyers to develop unique perspectives regarding the world around us to make the world a better place.

City category prize - Emily Qvist-Baudry

Aerial shot of Forth Bridges
Forth Bridges in the Sky.

Community category prize - Zeliang Lyu

uni building in the snow
One cold winter morning the JMCC had prepared breakfast for us. The cold weather contrasts with warm light. It represents the warm help that university community provided during the lockdown. The community always makes me feel safe and happy.

People's choice prize - Sachinda Witharanage

woman in monochrome
McEwan Hall is the graduation hall of the University of Edinburgh. It is a place where many great success stories begin with the end of one success story which is presented in an August assembly.

Principal's choice prize - Ruibo Zhang

clocktower in autumn
This photo was taken on Calton hill in November. Here we could see the full view of Princes Street. The combination of yellow leaves and the sunset brought a warm atmosphere.





















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