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One Week Left To Submit Vacation Photos
Durham, NC - From Scotland to India to locations across America, Duke faculty and staff have been sharing vacation pictures from trips around the state and world as part of Working@Duke's vacation photo contest.
With just seven days left before the July 23 submission deadline, it's not too late to share your own entry and show us how Duke's paid time off benefit helps you recharge. So far, 144 faculty and staff have sent images of time with friends and family at home and abroad.
Anne Morrison Bradley, a development officer with University Development, sent a photo of her being approached by a bull on the beaches of Goa, India. She traveled to India in April 2011 with her husband to visit family.
"This photo was taken by my husband while I narrowly averted injury," said Morrison Bradley, who also visited Indian cities like Delhi and Agra, where she stopped at the Taj Mahal. "This trip was an amazing time to relax and take in the breathtaking scenery, while also experiencing a new and beautiful culture."
As part of sharing a photo, participants will be entered in a random drawing for a mini-vacation: a one-night stay and dinner and breakfast for two at the Washington Duke Inn. Photos must be taken within two years of the date of entry and submitted by July 23.
Participants get one additional chance in the drawing if they convince a colleague to submit a vacation photo, too. Just make sure the co-worker provides your full name in the "recommended by" section on the submission form and submits his or her own photo.
Among other recent photo entries is a picture from Guiling Yang, who traveled to Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. She said time away from work helped her get in touch with nature as she traveled around the country in May. Yang said she'd wanted to visit the iconic American site for years and was excited to get a snapshot looking over the giant canyon.
"No words can express how magnificent it is," said Yang, an ambulatory care nurse at Duke Clinic. "Your breath literally gets taken away at the enormity and beauty of this canyon."
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