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Photo Contest

photo contest 2015

The Center for International Education (CIE), the Council on Internationalization and Global Engagement (CIGE) & University Centers are proud to announce the 2015 Photo Contest! 

Photos can be submitted January 27-February 5 (see "How to Enter" below) 


  • Humans of Study Abroad: The people you met and the places you went. We want to see the people you met, what they do, what their story is. We want to see where you went and what your study abroad meant to you! 
  • Must be currently enrolled or alum of a UWEC sponsored study abroad program (International Fellow Participants, Intercultural International Immersion participants are eligible as well)

  • Must relate to the theme of Humans of Study Abroad
  • Submitted photos must be of high quality 3- 6MB+ and at least 8 megapixels or better. Photos from your phone may not be the best resolution.
  • Keep photo content appropriate – do not submit photos that feature excessive alcohol, any drugs or related paraphernalia, or sexual content. If you’re not sure, err on the side of caution.
  • Use photos that belong to you! We do not like plagiarizing.
  • No Instagram photos – sorry the quality is not good.
  • All individuals in the photo must consent to the submission of the photo.
  • Photos should be interesting, compelling, and awe-inspiring and evoke emotion in the viewer.

  1. Attach 1-2 photo(s) directly to an email to Jenna Krosch: (do not submit photos in a Word document or in a pdf.)
  2. For each submitted photo, you must include the following information in your email to Jenna: 
    1. First and last name
    2. Study Abroad program, location, term
    3. Title of photo
    4. Short description (250 words or less) of how the picture relates to theme of Humans of Study Abroad
    5. Subject line should read “Last name: Photo Contest 2015”
  • All entries need to be submitted by 11:59 pm on February 5th

  • Deadline: February 5th
  • Official Judging: February 6-10
  • Facebook voting: January 26 – February 10
    • All submitted photos will be added to the Study Abroad Facebook Page, where you, your family and friends can vote for your photo. The earlier you submit your photo the earlier it will be posted on the Facebook page!
  • Winners Announced: February 16
    • 1st place judge’s choice: one 16x20 canvas print for you to keep after being displayed on 3rd floor Davies!
    • 2nd place judge’s choice: one 11x14 canvas print of photo for you to keep after being displayed on 3rd floor Davies
    • 3rd place judge’s choice: one 11x14 canvas print of photo for you to keep after being displayed on 3rd floor Davies
    • 1st place Fan Favorite: One 11x14 photo for you to keep after being displayed on 3rd floor Davies
    • Top 20-40 photos will be printed 8x10 and displayed on 3rd floor Davies (total number will be decided by the number of entrants received and the judge’s discretion)
  • Reception and unveiling of photos in Davies:  February 17
  • Display in Davies, 3rd Floor: February 17th - March 27

  • Entries that do not follow the guidelines will be disqualified.
  • Only one photo can win if two photos are submitted.
  • By entering this photo contest you are giving UW-Eau Claire CIE, and UW-Eau Claire permission to use your photo(s) in promotional and marketing items. This means all photos, not just winning entries, will be eligible for inclusion in such activities. You agree that your photo may be cropped without your consent. You also certify that the photo is yours and does not violate copyright law. All photos will be added to a Facebook album on Study Abroad at UW-Eau Claire. All photos will become property of the CIE and UW-Eau Claire.  All attempts will be made to give students credit for their photo if it is used in print materials, but we cannot guarantee credit will be given in all promotional items. The CIE reserves the right to change or amend rules as the CIE sees fit. 

Check out our 
Frequently Asked Questions page to help answers some of those questions you may be asking yourself! 

2014 Winners!

Check out our 2014 winning photos!  

*This contest would not be possible without the support from the Center for International Education, Council on Internationalization and Global Engagement, and Davies Center. A special thank you to Sharp Photo for printing our photos! 
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