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Learning Abroad Center International Photo Contest

    2020 International Photo Contest Details

    Sponsored by the Learning Abroad Center and Village Travel

    We’re accepting submissions for the 2020 Learning Abroad Center International Photo Contest between October 12 and November 2. A committee will review all entries and select the 10 photos and 5 videos that best exemplify each category. Vote online for your favorite photos and videos November 16-22; we’ll announce winners November 25.

    Prizes for 2020 Contest

    1st Prize

    • Backpack
    • $100 Village Travel gift certificate
    • Hanging toiletry bag
    • Fast-dry travel towel
    • Travel thermometer
    • Cotton mask

    2nd Prize

    • Backpack
    • $100 Village Travel gift certificate
    • Fast-dry travel towel
    • Travel thermometer
    • Cotton mask

    3rd Prize

    • Backpack
    • Travel thermometer
    • Cotton mask

    Contest Guidelines

    Two Photo Submission Categories:

    Favorite Place

    Share one image that best exemplifies the beauty of the place where you studied.

    • A breathtaking landscape or cityscape
    • A scene from street life
    • A spot you’ll never forget

    Gophers Abroad

    Select a photo showcasing UofM students together abroad.

    • Students in maroon and gold apparel
    • Student group photos
    • Gophers exploring

    One Video Submission Category:

    Places & Faces

    Submit a video depicting the memorable places and faces from your experience.

    • Your homestay family and housing
    • Your day of learning, studying, volunteering, or sightseeing
    • You and your classmates experiencing the city

    Who Can Enter?

    • UMTC undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program
    • Those who have traveled outside the United States (study abroad is optional)

    Submitted Photos/Videos Must Be:

    • Taken outside of the United States
    • Taken by you (the person submitting the photo)
    • Not digitally altered beyond basic color correction
    • In color (no black and white or sepia)
    • The original digital file (no Facebook or Instagram photos)
    • Submitted as .jpeg, or .png file types and at least 2000px by 1000px at 300 dpi (resolution)
    • Videos must be uploaded to YouTube

    What Are the Rules?

    • 1 photo and 1 video per person per category (maximum of 2 photos and 1 video)
    • Each photo and video must be entered into one of the specified categories
    • All entries must be submitted online
      • Each submission must include a brief paragraph (30–70 words) describing the photo
      • Entries will be disqualified if they suggest inappropriate behavior, disrespect toward local cultures, or anything that goes against the UofM Student Conduct Code

    From the pool of submissions, we will select 10 finalists for online voting that takes place November 16-22.

    Winners will be announced November 25.

    Dates & Deadlines

    Photo Contest Open Date Close Date
    Submission period October 12 November 2
    Voting period November 16 November 22