About the Contest

The International Photo Contest is held annually in conjunction with International Education Week (November 6- 10, 2023).

Show off your Hawkeye spirit and share your unique international experiences (both on campus and abroad). Whether it’s flying the Hawkeye flag from the top of the Swiss Alps, marching in the homecoming parade as an international student, or showcasing a summer internship in South Africa, we'd love to see it!

Winning photographs will be showcased across campus during International Education Week as well as featured in an Iowa Now article.


All current University of Iowa students (domestic and international) are invited to submit photos to our 2023 International Photo Contest.

Submit your photo via our online webform  

Enter here

four photos one with iowa flag and student at Great Wall of China, Iowa written using sparklers in front of Old Cap, students jumping in sleeping bags outdoors, black and white image of men marching
YETI water bottle with IOWA on side near waterfall

Monthly Instagram International Photo Contest

Enter your photo(s) in one of our monthly Instagram contests: 

  • Study abroad students: Tag @uiabroad in your Instagram posts and study abroad photos 
  • International students: Tag @uiowaisss in your Instagram posts and photos 

Each month on our Instagram accounts, a panel of judges will pick two winners to receive a limited-edition International Programs YETI Rambler water bottle. Additionally, all contest winners and finalists will be entered in the UI’s annual International Photo Contest that occurs in November.  

2022 International Photo Contest Winners

Ryann Hubbart in Jordan

Photos celebrate UI global experience during International Education Week

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
See the winning images selected for the 2022 International Programs annual photo contest as part of International Education Week—a way to inspire greater awareness of the many ways the UI community can experience international education.