This is the sixth year that the IBD staff awarded IBD teams with the best photos and blogs. The competition is always fierce as so many amazing moments are captured by our IBD students around the world. Here are the 2018 winners.
Best IBD 2018 Photos
Best Aesthetic Photo -Winner: TEAM YGA
FTMBA’s: Daniel Mombiedro, Joanne Lee, Clara Jiang, and Enrique San Martin Petit
Best Team Photo – Winner: TEAM FORD
FTMBA’s: James Westhafer, Sandra Tamer, Joesph Akoni, John Sheffield, Alyssa Warren
FTMBA’s: Paola Blanco, Nanor Asadorian, Ralph Boyajian, Conor Farese, and Dean Guo
Best Team Photo – Honorable Mention: TEAM PSI
FTMBA’s: Sara Farsio, Jennifer Richard, Deitrich Davidheiser, Nick Greczyna, and Kamellia Saroop
Best IBD 2018 Blog
With so many great blogs written by our students describing a day in the life of their IBD project, it was nearly impossible to pick the best one. This year ended in a tie between Team Ford and Team Think Beyond Plastic (TBP). Team Ford did a wonderful job of describing their project and how they spent their time in China working through the question that Ford asked them to solve. Team TBP’s blog was notable because every team member contributed to the blog, sharing their own personal reflections and learnings from their in-country project experience.
This year IBD created a new award category called “Beyond Yourself.” We presented this award to Team WCS because they wrote not just one, but two blogs detailing their IBD in-country experience, and at the same time created a video of their team experience of diving over 100 feet off the coast of Belize. All five IBD team members obtained diver certification for this experience, which they memorialized by videoing themselves unveiling the UC Berkeley Cal Flag underwater. See the IBD Team Belize video here.
Team Ford : James Westhafer, Sandra Tamer, Joesph Akoni, John Sheffield, Alyssa Warren
Team Think Beyond Plastic: Catherine Soler, Leslie Brian, Kelly Lamble, Scott Peacock and Sipian Wan
Team Wildlife CS: Hima Erukulla, Andrew Lee, Jerry Philip, Srinivas Rajamani, Nik Reddy
Click here to see all the photos from the IBD Conference