The first place of the ENGIE photo contest has been won by young contestant Defne Işik from the METU GV Private Denizli School (ODTÜ GV Özel Denizli Okulları). Her photo, Balonlar (see picture below), managed to stand out amongst a swarm of astounding photos and win the hearts of the jury members.

You may have a look at our top three winners here : Photo contest – And the winner is… – ENGIE Project.

We had the pleasure of briefly interviewing Defne. Here is a transcript of our interview :

Could you briefly introduce yourself ?

I’m Defne and I’m 15 years old. I’m studying at ME.

How do you feel about winning the photo contest?

I feel very happy and am proud of myself.

What did you do when you found out that you won?

I was in class with my friends and I was so surprised when my teacher said I was the 1st. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that I won.

How did you learn about the contest? What made you decide to participate?

Actually, while I was in class, my teacher announced to us that the ENGIE photo contest was taking place. I therefore decided to participate as I like taking pictures.

How did you find the competition? Was it stressful? Was it fun?

It wasn’t actually stressful. In fact, it was fun to take photos and compete with others.

How did you manage to take such a beautiful photo?

I tired to find the best angle and I did my best to take the photo of the spot that would look best.

Would you be interested in choosing a geoscience related career pathway?

Actually, I didn’t have such an aim before participating in this competition. But after participating in the contest, I realized that geology is very fun and that I am interested in it. I would now love to have a career in geology.

Did you participate in other ENGIE activities? If yes, What was most fun for you?

The photo contest is the first ENGIE activity I have participated in. If there are other activities in the future, I will definitely participate.



This article has been published in the June 2022 edition of the ENGIE Magazine.