If you’ve used any kind of social media service in the last year, I’m sure you’ve heard of Instagram by now. To be brief, it is an application which allows users to edit, post, and share photos in a new and unique way. Kaplan International Colleges holds a weekly competition in which students post photos related to their English learning journey.
The latest winner of this contest is an award-winning filmmaker from Istanbul, Turkey named Eray Dinç. He is currently studying English at Kaplan’s English school in Oxford and won by submitting a photo of a street scene in autumn.
Eray, a 24-year-old English student, was able to capture the autumn colors in an exquisite way which caught the attention of the judges. Winning should come as no surprise, though as he has won 13 awards for his short films at such events as the Istanbul Short Film Festival.
While students are studying abroad, the Kaplan Instagram competition encourages them to record and share their experiences through digital photography. The competition is open to Kaplan students and they can enter by submitting a photo on Instagram and tagging it with the #KaplanExperience hashtag. Weekly winners receive Amazon vouchers worth $100.
Social media assistant at Kaplan, Hazel Francis said, “We’re so happy with how much interest there has been surrounding our #KaplanExperience competition. Since the launch, we’ve had over 3000 entries and we’ve seen a real eclectic mix of talent.
“It’s great to see so many students sharing their experiences with us from all over the world, especially someone as established as Eray! I look forward to seeing more photos from his time in Oxford.”
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