Learning Abroad Center

Learning Abroad Center International Photo & Video Contest

2021 International Photo & Video Contest Details

Sponsored by the Learning Abroad Center and Village Travel

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We’re accepting submissions for the 2021 Learning Abroad Center International Photo & Video Contest between September 27 and November 1. A committee will review all entries and select photos and videos that best exemplify each category. Vote online for your favorite photos and videos November 15-21; we’ll announce winners November 26.

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Prizes for 2021 Contest

1st Prize

  • Backpack
  • $100 Village Travel gift certificate
  • Packing cubes
  • Travel pillow
  • Travel thermometer
  • Cotton mask

2nd Prize

  • Backpack
  • Packing cubes
  • 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 vista (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 short video (1–3 minutes) 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 students currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program
  • Those who have traveled outside the United States to take the submitted photo or video (study abroad program participation is optional)

Submitted Photos/Videos Must Be:

  • Taken outside of the United States
  • Taken by you, or of 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 3000px by 2000px
  • 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 6 finalists for online voting that takes place November 15-21.

Winners will be announced November 26.

Dates & Deadlines

Photo Contest Open Date Close Date
Submission period September 27 November 1
Voting period November 15 November 21