University of Iowa

International Education Week 2018 Contests

Every year, International Programs - in conjunction with International Education Week - hosts a number of contests open to returning study abroad students as well as international students. See last year's semifinalists.

 
photo contest

 

study abroad Photo Contest

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: Submit contest photos here!

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 ip-communications@uiowa.edu. Prizes are awarded via the student’s UBill. 

 

International Student Photo Contest

Submit contest photos here!

The photo contest is open to any full-time University of Iowa student holding a non-immigrant F-1 or J-1 student visa. Applicants may submit up to two photographs overall (either two in one category or one in each). We will select one winning photo from each category and a third overall Grand Prize winner. All photos must have been taken by the entrant in the U.S. Please read the following category descriptions closely to determine where your photo submissions belong:

CATEGORY 1: Show us your Hawkeye Spirit

As the title implies, we are looking for photos in this category that depict you or another international student showing off your love of the University of Iowa. All photos in this category must include at least one UI international student.

CATEGORY 2: Exploring local cultures and traditions

What local cultures and traditions have you experienced since coming to Iowa? Feel free to get creative with this category as you show us how you’ve interacted with new cultural traditions in the United States.

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, Show us your Hawkeye Spirit: $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 ip-communications@uiowa.edu. Prizes are awarded via the student’s UBill. 

International Education Week 2017 Photo Contest Semifinalists

IEW 2017 Photo Contest Semifinalists