Our 2019 Summer Photo Contest Grand Prize Winner

August 27, 2019

The 2019 Summer Photo Contest has finally come to an end, and we couldn't be more excited with the results! Each week, we received incredible pictures from participants located all across the United States having the time of their lives. You can learn more about our Grand Prize Winner below!

The 2019 Summer Photo Contest marks our 4th annual photo contest for participants on the Summer Work and Travel program, as well as the Intern and Trainee programs. For nine weeks in the summer, we announced a different weekly photo theme for anyone who wants to participate. To enter, participants must be following us on Instagram (@spiritexchange) so they can tag us and use the hashtag #ShowYourSpirit. If participants didn't have an Instagram account, they could send email submissions instead.
 
At the end of the nine weeks, we announced our final Grand Prize Winner - Sofija S. from Croatia! She received an Apple iPad (and plenty of bragging rights!). Sofija won 1st place for the Week 6 category, "Jumping!" (see below).
 
 
Spirit Participant Sofija S.
 
Sofia spent her program at Winter Park Resort in Winter Park, Colorado. Throughout the summer, Sofija enjoyed hanging out with her new American friends, attending concerts and festivals in the park, and eating food at Wendy's. For the 4th of July, Sofija celebrated by going to a concert!
 
At the end of the summer, Sofija reported that her favorite experience was "Meeting people from all around the world."
 
Spirit Participants in Winter Park
 
Congratulations to Sofija and thank you to all of our participants who submitted photos this year. They were all wonderful!
 
This year, we had 1st place winners representing Croatia, the Philippines, the Dominican Republic, Russia, Colombia, and India! You can see their winning photos below: