Club captures [Peace] in a Frame


Stephanie Santore, Staff Writer

What does peace look like?

The International Club is challenging professional and amateur photographers alike to submit their photos of peace
through a contest they are calling “[Peace] in a Frame.”

The image must reflect an individual portrayal of peace and peace-building either on a local or global scale. Marywood students,faculty, staff, and alumni are eligible to submit photos.

Select works will be displayed during the upcoming presentation, “Election 2012: The Impact on the Muslim World” on Thursday, Oct 30 at 5:30 p.m. in the Latour Conference Room, Nazareth Hall.

This competition is joint sponsored by the Golden Generation Retreat Center, Peace Islands Institute, Zumrut Marble and Granite, the Turkish Student Association at Marywood University, the Public Policy Club, Ebru TV, and the Lehigh Dialog Center.

Dr. Erkan Acar, academic advisor for international students, and coordinator of the contest, said he expects a great turnout for the “Election 2012: The impact on the Muslim World” lecture, where the photos will be displayed. “I assume that there will be more than 150 people for the lecture.  We will display some of the pictures including the winners of the contest during the reception and many people will have the chance to see those works while they are there.”

Elysabethe Brown, a junior journalism major and contestant, said that the contest is a great way to represent peace because pictures are like a universal language.“It sounds cliché to say “a picture is worth a thousand words,” but even as a journalist I honestly feel like  sometimes words just don’t do my stories justice. You can describe something, but a lot of the time it is the pictures that really stick with people.”

Potential winners will be notified by email or phone on or around Oct. 20. Winners will be announced on Oct. 25, and the Awards Ceremony will be on Oct. 30. Awards for first, second, and third places will receive $1,000, $750, and $500, respectively. Honorable mentions will receive $200.