Photo Contest



Grand Prize

Amanda Gianfrancesco

Rose Petals

Rose Petals Falling through the Pantheon's Oculus

I took this picture at the end of the Pentecost mass as thousands of rose petals were falling through the Pantheon's oculus. The falling of the rose petals occurs only
once a year to symbolize the Holy Spirit's descent upon the Apostles. Rome's firefighters stood outside, on top of the dome, and threw the petals down inside the
Pantheon. There were bright red petals floating throughout the entire interior. It was truly an incredible event to experience.

1st Runner-Up

Gregory Spears



Venice, one of the most beautiful, vibrant, and unique cities in the world. This photo was taken deep in the heart of the city, made up of an intricate, endless
network of alleyways, bridges, and canals. I chose this picture because it reflects the unique identity of this captivating city, without the use of famous landmarks.
No where else in the world can one take a picture of such a seemingly obscure backroad while completely capturing the essence of an entire city.

2nd Runner-Up

Nicole Malick


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