“Filmmaking is all about appreciating the talents of the people you surround yourself with, and knowing you could never have made any of these films by yourself.”
GLA’s YouTube Video Contest
SYDNEY PANZER, Winner
Sydney’s video entry from GLA’s Spain: Spanish Service Adventure program stood out to the selection committee for its awesome (and super creative!) intro that truly encompasses GLA’s core values. Her music choice and stunning visuals of Spain captured throughout the video also caught our attention, and by the end, our committee was ready to hop on a plane to Spain. We’re thrilled to announce Sydney as the winner of GLA’s 2017 YouTube video contest!
Watch Sydney’s Spain: Spanish Service Adventure Video on Youtube
We had so many incredible video submissions this year – more than ever before – and we were impressed with the dedication of each and every filmmaker who submitted a video. Below, we’d like to highlight some honorable mentions who deserve special recognition for their craft.
AYLIN DUVAN, Honorable Mention
Watch Aylin’s Galapagos: Preserving Nature’s Wonders Video on Youtube
KATIE HARRIS, Honorable Mention
Watch Katie’s Ghana: Children of Africa Video on Youtube
EVA SOPHIA SHIMANSKI, Honorable Mention
Watch Eva’s Thailand: Cultural Kaleidoscope Video on Youtube
LUCIENNE ELLIS, Honorable Mention
Watch Lucienne’s Costa Rica: Spanish Service Adventure Video on Youtube
And thanks to everyone else who submitted a video this year for the contest. Your short films from across the globe were truly inspiring, and we had a very difficult time picking from such a good crop of videos. Be sure to keep on making your art and sharing it with others!
GLA’s Instagram Video Contest
This year, we had students from around the world submit short-form videos on Instagram. These remarkable videos share a moment, a memory, and sometimes even a feeling, and we’re excited to announce them as the winners of our 2017 Instagram video contest.
EVAN MIHALAKAKOS, Winner, Fiji
Watch Evan’s Video on Instagram
ELISE HUGHES, Honorable Mention, Costa Rica
Watch Elise’s Video on Instagram
RACHEL TIERSKY, Honorable Mention, Dominican Republic
Watch Rachel’s Video on Instagram
ANNA TORGESON, Honorable Mention, Fiji
Watch Anna’s Video on Instagram
ISABELLA FARFAN, Honorable Mention, South Africa
Watch Isabella’s Video on Instagram
GLA’s Photo Contest
The competition in our photography contest this year was particularly fierce, with students submitting so many incredible photos from around the world that we could cover the walls of our entire office. Though it was difficult to pick from so many wonderful entries, the following photos went above and beyond, and the selection committee is proud to name them winners of our 2017 photo contest.
SOFIA MINEGHINO, Winner, India
View Sofia’s Photo on Instagram
ELISE BRULOTTE, Honorable Mention, Guatemala
View Elise’s Photo on Instagram
WILL NADAN, Honorable Mention, Peru
MARTINE MCLAUGHLIN, Honorable Mention, Ghana
View Martine’s Photo on Instagram
DARCY WALLACE, Honorable Mention, Thailand
View Darcy’s Photo on Instagram
A big congrats to all our winners! And don’t forget to follow GLA on Instagram to follow along with all of our adventures abroad.