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Education Abroad Photo Contest

If you participated in an education abroad program between fall 2018, spring 2019, and summer 2019, enter your photos in the annual Education Abroad Photo Contest. Open to all University of Rochester students who studied abroad between fall 2018 and summer 2019, the contest features five categories with prizes awarded in each category. (Please note: Entries are limited to two photos in each category for a total of ten photos per student.)

Submission Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, September 29, 2019


Physical World: Wonders of the world and unique landscapes.

Local Culture: Fairs, festivals, ceremonies, celebrations, food and people unique to your city.

The Student Experience: A captured moment of your time abroad - unique activities, excursions, and ways that the world was your classroom.

The Global Experience: Transcending boundaries through cultural immersion. Capture experiences that are unique, authentic, and thought-provoking. (Sponsored by the Office for Global Engagement)

Most Epic Selfie: A selfie embodying your adventures abroad. School pride encouraged! (Disclaimer: University of Rochester does not encourage dangerous activities that would put your health and safety at risk. Please refer to the Standards of Student Conduct.)


Monetary prizes will be awarded in the form of gift cards.
  • Physical World ($50)
  • Local Culture ($50)
  • The Student Experience ($50)
  • The Global Experience ($50)
  • Most Epic Selfie ($50)
  • Community Vote ($50)
  • Grand Prize ($100)
  • Honorable mentions ($10-15 each, 1 in each category)

We plan to publish the winning photos in the Rochester Review.

Entry Form

Note: All fields are required.

Personal Information

Please fill out all personal information.



You MUST adhere to the following restrictions in order to upload your photo:

  • File size may not exceed 5 MB.
  • Photo must be a minimum of 1,600 pixels on its longer dimension.
  • Photo must be of JPEG format (.jpg, .jpeg).
  • Caption must be a maximum of 256 characters long.
  • Submissions are limited to two (2) photos per category.

File types allowed: jpeg,jpg
(Max 256 characters)

Terms and Conditions

Eligibility—The contest is open to all University of Rochester undergraduates who took part in an education abroad program accredited by the University of Rochester's Center for Education Abroad between Fall 2018 and Summer 2019. Students must have been registered as full-time students in good standing of the University at the time they were abroad in a program based outside the United States, its territories, and protectorates. Photos must have been taken while the student was abroad during the contest period.

Each entrant must complete an entry form that includes the entrant's name, telephone number, email address, class year, major, hometown, education abroad program, and a brief caption describing each photo.

Each entrant must agree to all the rules for the contest outlined here.

Categories—Students may enter their photos in five categories: 1) Physical World; 2) Local Culture; 3) The Student Experience; 4) The Global Experience; 5) Most Epic Selfie. Students may enter more than one category but are limited to no more than two (2) images in any one category for a total of ten (10) images in one contest. Images may be entered at different times during the contest period.

To be entered in the contest, photos must be uploaded to the contest's website and must meet the contest's technical requirements (see "Technical Requirements.")

Rights—By entering the contest, each entrant acknowledges that the photos are the creative work of the submitting student, that the rights to the photos are owned by the submitting student, and that the submitted photos do not violate copyright, fair use, or other commonly accepted guidelines for producing or reproducing creative work.

Each entering student grants the University the right to reproduce the entrant's images and publish the entrant's name, class year, major, and hometown in Rochester Review, on an accompanying website about the contest, in photographic exhibitions on campus, and in University-produced materials about the contest and other promotional materials produced by the University and its representatives. The copyright for the images remains with the student.

The University of Rochester reserves the right not to publish any entry.

Technical Requirements—Images submitted for the contest must be in the jpeg (.jpg) format. No image may be larger than 5 MB and each image must be at least 1,600 pixels on the longer axis. Images must be uploaded through the contest's website in order to be eligible.

Judging—A panel including University staff from the Center for Education Abroad, the Office for Global Engagement, the International Services Office, and students will judge the contest. Images will be evaluated on their creativity and on their photographic quality. Out of all entries, the judges will select a winner for each category. A grand prize also will be awarded. In the event of a tie among the judges, the editorial staff of Rochester Review will select the winners.

Awards—Awards will be presented to the winners in each category. No single entrant is eligible for more than one (1) prize in each category. A grand prize will also be awarded. A winner of a particular category may also win the grand prize. No entrant can win more than three (3) awards in any single contest.

Deadline—Photos must be submitted through the contest's website by 11:59 p.m. on September 29, 2019. Images will only be accepted through the contest's website.


By submitting this form, I have read and agree to the terms and conditions stated above.