Juliette Lynch, a senior in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public communications, won the Alexia Foundation Student Competition. Lynch was awarded a full tuition scholarship to study photojournalism at Syracuse University in London, England this fall.  She will also receive a $1,000 cash grant to help produce her work. Lynch’s proposal was to document the difficulties of teenage girls in society.

Lynch, a dual major in photojournalism and international relations, interned at the Cape Cod Times and was an education intern at the International Justice Mission in Washington, D.C.

Second place was awarded to Muhammad Murtada, a photojournalism student at Pathshala, the South Asian Institute for Photography. Award of Excellence winners were Ryan Henriksen, of Ohio University, Cody Duty, of Western Kentucky University and Diego James Robles, of Ohio University.

Louie Palu won the professional division award.

Below are some of Lynch’s photos from her Alexia Entry, titled “Growing up Girl.” See her proposal and all photos here.

Brigid, a senior, has her mom help her fix her hair while she and her friends get ready for the Skaneateles Homecoming dance. It’s a long process of trying on different outfits, comparing, fixing hair and make-up. (Juliette Lynch, from “Growing up Girl”)

Teenagers meet on the dance floor at the Homecoming Dance at Skaneateles High School. The dance was for 9th through 12th grade. (Juliette Lynch, from “Growing up Girl”)

Abby and her boyfriend, Garrett, lay in her bed and listen to music while Abby does her AP Biology homework on a school night. (Juliette Lynch, from “Growing up Girl”)