The University of Iowa

International Education Week 2019 Study Abroad Photo Contest

During the fall of 2019, International Student and Scholar Services and Study Abroad hold two photo contests in honor of International Education Week (November 18 - 22, 2019). More information on the Study Abroad contest is below. Deadline to submit photos is Friday, October 18, 2019.

study Abroad Photo Contest

Study Abroad Photo Contest Oct 18 submissions due

Submit your photos here!

The photo contest is open to UI students that have or are currently studying abroad. Applicants may submit up to two photographs overall (either two in one category or one in each). All photos must have been taken outside the U.S. We will select one winning photo from each category and a third overall Grand Prize winner. Please read the following category descriptions closely to determine where your photo submissions belong: 

CATEGORY 1: Student experiences

Show us or tell us about those once-in-a-lifetime experiences that you would never have been able to have in Iowa. From a hike in the mountains of Uruguay to an internship in South Africa. Did study abroad change the way you look at the world? Feel free to get creative - let us see how you choose to experience study abroad! All photos submitted to this category must feature at least one study abroad student.

CATEGORY 2: Exploring local cultures and traditions

For this category we are looking for photos that show some of the customs and traditions unique to the areas you studied or visited abroad. Show us an image that captures the essence of your host country for you. From the dragon boat races of Hong Kong to the street vendors of Morocco, be sure to look beyond the landmarks. We want to know the people (host stays) and customs that make your country what it is.

NOTE: The use of copyrighted material not owned by the photographer or extensive use of Photoshop (e.g. combining different photographs into one composite image) will be grounds for immediate disqualification. No panoramic photos will be accepted.

Prize amounts:

Overall grand prize: $150
First prize, Student Experiences: $100
First prize, Exploring local cultures and traditions: $100

Entrants and winners will be notified via email and a public announcement will be made. Questions about this process or the contest in general can be sent to Prizes are awarded via the student’s UBill.