Employee photo contest draws thousands of entries from locations worldwide.
A child discovering the wonders of a telescope. The pitching deck of a commercial fishing vessel. A misty Japanese garden. Twilight settling over a Belgian canal. These are just a few of the captivating photos that emerged as winners in a recent Intel photography contest.
To showcase talents they have outside of work, Intel held a photo contest for its employees around the world. More than 7,500 photos were entered, and those that impressed the judges most will be displayed at the Intel facility from where the winners hail. Out of the best arose the global winner, “Bruges at Dusk,” a photo taken in Belgium by an American.
Here are the worldwide winner and a sampling of photos that placed regionally:
Jim Merrill, South Carolina, USA
System validation engineer, Intel Architecture Group
Global winner: “Bruges at Dusk”: “We were visiting relatives in Bruges, Belgium and my wife’s cousin was our ‘tour guide.’ We came upon this scene as we crossed over one of the city’s canals just after sunset.”
Ping-Le Shen, Oregon, USA
Customer capability system engineer, Intel IT
“Morning Mist”: “This bridge is at the Portland Japanese Garden in Oregon. What caught my eye was the morning mist and light, which gave a mysterious atmospheric feel to the bridge and delicate shades of color to the foliage.”
Hannes Steyn, South Africa
Business development manager, High Performance Computing Group
“Solitude”: Taken in the Namid Desert in Namibia.
Thanh Son Tran, Vietnam
Manufacturing execution system site integrator, Technology and Manufacturing Group
“Country Side Road”: “This photo was captured during my trip to the south of Vietnam.”
Ho Kim, Korea
Technical marketing engineer, Sales and Marketing Group
“Our Life”: “My relative who works on this boat invited me to experience his job. It starts at 2 a.m.”
Damien Wogan, Ireland
Thin films metrology engineer, Technology and Manufacturing Group
“Wicklow”: Taken at Wicklow National Park in Ireland.
Tucker Hammerstrom, California, USA
Solid-state drive solutions evangelist, NAND Solutions Group
“Mesa Arch Sunrise”: “The view through the arch at Canyonlands National Park in Utah overlooks the 2,000-foot-deep canyon cut over millennia by the Colorado River below.”
Sharp Jia, China
Product development engineer, Technology and Manufacturing Group
“Child’s Fun”: “The girl in the photo is the daughter of my colleague, discovering the curious world through the telescope.”
Lotem Bar-yaakov, Israel
Firmware software developer, Mobile and Communications Group
“Crying Elephant”: “This was taken during Matam, a religious ceremony, at a temple in Kochi, India.”
Teik Khen Lye, Malaysia
Technology test engineer, Technology and Manufacturing Group
“Boy with Pet Dinosaur on Wall”: “This is a beautiful wall painting in Penang.”