Honorable Mention

Chung Nguyen
Brown University

streetlamp shining through snow-covered branchesThis was taken in December 2005, just outside my dormitory room at Brown University. I remember it was my first year studying in the U.S.and there was a short snow storm. I grabbed my digital camera, ran outside and was so lucky that I could capture this magic moment.
The picture and the memory will stay with me for the rest of my life because not only was it the first time I had ever seen snow, as I come from a tropical climate country, but also it essentially symbolizes all the wonderful cross-cultural experiences that I have gone through thanks to its scenic features of snow and sun.