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

More information will be posted soon! 


  • 2015 will be determined later... stay tuned! 
  • Must be currently enrolled or alum of a UWEC sponsored study abroad program

  • Must relate to the theme of TBD
  • Submitted photos must be of high quality 3- 6MB+ and at least 8 megapixels or better.
  • 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: 
  3. First and last name
  4. Study Abroad program, location, term
  5. Title of photo
  6. Short description (250 words or less) of how the picture relates to theme
  7. Subject line should read “Last name: Photo Contest 2014”
  • All entries need to be submitted by 11:59 pm on February 7th

  • Deadline: February 7th
  • Official Judging: February 11-17 
  • Facebook voting: January 21 – February 17
    • 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 18
    • 1st place judge’s choice: Permanent installation in the Little Niagara Room of Davies Center ; AND 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: Surprise item from UWEC bookstore; 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 in Davies:  TBD
  • Display in Davies, 3rd Floor: February 24th - March 31

  • 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.
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