Bryant Student, Kendall Brooks: Photo 3.6 Caption: "The photo of the sun necklace in front of the Chichén Itzá was handmade by Mayan women. The symbol in the center of the sun is the Mayan letter "K". The sun represents "the radiant energy that contributes to the motion of the universe" according to Mayan legend. This necklace now hangs from my wall, a reminder to always be that radiant energy for others."
*IMPORTANT RULE UPDATE: AN IP ADDRESS can only vote for a photo ONCE. The IP address for each device is recorded when a vote is cast, and multiple votes using the same IP address will not be counted!* In other words DO NOT just refresh the page and re-vote for the same photo. We want this competition to be fair for everyone. Thank you!
"I traveled to Poland in March of 2018. It was a cold day, with clouds filling the sky. As I walked through Auschwitz, I had a sense of the horrific past events that had occurred there, no matter which direction I stepped in. I then came across the shooting wall. All I could do was stand a few feet in front of it and cry. To realize that thousands of innocent people were shot here, broke my heart. To see the bullet holes in the wall, and the dried up blood from years and years ago. To think that so many years have gone by. I decided to never forget the events of the Holocaust. I would forever feel for the people who were killed, tortured, separated from their families, and so on. The day I saw the shooting wall was the anniversary of the end of the Holocaust. The wall stood decorated with flowers from families of those who were killed. Their legacy will not be forgotten."
From now until December 8, 2019 the Bryant University Global Studies Department will be hosting a photo competition where participants will have the chance to win a $100 gift card. Every week, submitted photos will be posted on the Global Studies home page and visitors to the site will have the opportunity to vote for their favorites from that week or previous weeks. The rules for photo submissions are below:
Only students attending Bryant University may participate
Photos must have been taken in the past four years
Photos must be from an international travel experience
Voters are prohibited from voting multiple times for a single photo
No alcohol can be featured in the photo(s)
Nothing obscene may be featured in the photo(s)
Only photos taken by the submitter will be posted and considered unless the photo is of the student submitter abroad.