Students of the University of Debrecen were invited to submit three photos in the competition announced on 11 November. The photos had to reflect how it feels to be a student at UD, and the unique atmosphere of the university and its campuses. Pictures shot by a camera or a mobile phone were equally accepted.
Despite the pandemic situation, the competition proved highly popular with 112 pictures submitted.
– Excellent photos were submitted, which is a great thing, especially considering that education went online in early November. Many campuses were captured on the photos – said Mónika Rőfi, head of the Event Coordination and Alumni Centre to unideb.hu.
Four prizes were awarded by the jury (Attila Csendes, manager of the Volt Egyszer cafe, Viktor Löki, photographer at the Streets of Debrecen, László Ölveti, editor-in-chief of Egyetemi Élet, Leonárd Petró, vice director of the University and National Library of UD, Mónika Rőfi, head of the Event Coordination and Alumni Centre of UD, and Ágnes Majnár, second-year student of UD studying community management).
The first prize went to Balázs Horváth for his photo entitled “Tökéletes rend” (Perfect order), the second went to Mu’taz Al-Shdooh for “Peaceful Times”. The third winner was Kinga Anita Gergely with her image “Értjük is” (We understand). A special prize was given to Jeyran Farsani for his photo “Shadow of the mask”.
The winners received gifts relating to the university and the town. Their photos will be exhibited at the Volt Egyszer cafe, after the restrictions have been lifted. The competition was supported by the Institute of Educational Studies and Cultural Management, the Event Coordination and Alumni Centre, the University and National Library, and the Volt Egyszer cafe.
Photo: Mu’taz Al-Shdooh – “Peaceful Times”