Earth Month Photo Contest

The Earth Month Photo Contest invites you to capture the best photo of either local nature or human-nature interaction around campus, Los Angeles or Southern California. This annual contest takes place each April and is open to the entire Oxy community - student, staff and faculty.

Winning photos are displayed in Samuelson Pavilion for two weeks in April. Thereafter, winning photos will be hung on the walls of AGC’s first floor, near the Hameetman Career Center entrance. The winning entry will also be displayed on the homepage of

Contest Details


2019 Winning Entries

Nature Category:

1st Place - tie
Photographer: Jim Brown (Professor, mathematics)
Title: Lake Elsinore Superbloom
Location: Walker Canyon, Lake Elsinore, CA

1st Place - tie
Photographer: Jacob Mackey (Professor, Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture)
Title: Papilio
Location: Outside of Berkus Hall

2nd Place
Photographer: Sarah Hofmann (student)
Title: Fighting Crows
Location: Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA

3rd Place
Photographer: Whitney Tsai Nakashima (student)
Title: Teeming: Humpback whale amid a feeding frenzy
Location: Osborn Bank, Pacific Ocean



Human-Nature Category:

1st Place
Photographer: Eric Malmquist (student)
Title: Urban Sunset
Location: Elysian Park

2nd Place
Photographer: Isaac Glasser (student)
Title: Malibu
Location: Point Dume State Beach

3rd Place - tie
Photographer: Alexandria Yawata (student)
Title: Superbloom
Location: Fiji Hillside

3rd Place - tie
Photographer: Jasmine Esparza (student)
Title: Life on the Coast
Location: San Clemente Pier

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1600 Campus Road M-6
Los Angeles, CA 90041