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  • Locations: Kennesaw, United States
  • Program Terms: Photo/Essay Contests
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

Education Abroad Photo Contest


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The contest will begin accepting submissions on January 17, 2018!
The Education Abroad Photo Contest is an opportunity for students who have studied abroad to share their experiences and express themselves through visual representation. Entrants can win prizes, display their work in a public forum, and promote international education.  To be eligible for the photo contest you must be a current student (graduate or undergraduate) at Kennesaw State University at the time of application, or have graduated within the past two semesters. 

Categories:
  • People
  • Natural or Manmade Beauty
  • Cultural Identity
  • Facebook Fan Award
Prizes:
  • 1st place in each category - $50 Target gift card
  • 2nd place in each category - $25 Target gift card
  • 3rd place in each category - Local restaurant gift cards
  • Facebook Fan Award - $25 Target Gift Card
Each winner will also receive a certificate. Winning photos will be on display until the next year's photo contest.


Deadline: 

Friday, February 17, 2018 at 5:00pm

Full Contest Rules & Guidelines:

Download full contest rules & guidelines here:
Rules & Eligibility-2018 Photo Contest.pdf

Rules & Eligibility

To be eligible for the photo contest you must be a current student (graduate or undergraduate) at Kennesaw State University at the time of application, or have graduated within the past two semesters (Summer 2017 or Fall 2017).  The photograph should represent the student’s time spent on a study abroad or exchange program and fall into one of categories listed below.

Only one photograph may be submitted in each category (for a possible total of 3 photo entries).  A photo submitted for multiple categories will not be considered.  All participants are eligible to win only one prize per contest. Previous contest winners are not eligible to enter.

The photo must have been taken by the person submitting the entry or the entrant must be in the photograph. If you are in the photograph and did not take the photo yourself, please make sure you have received the rights to the photo before submission.

By submitting a photo, the entrant agrees to grant Kennesaw State University permission to use submissions in displays related to the contest, as well as future print and online publications.
 

Submission

The photographs must fall under one of three categories below:
  • People  (Examples: You and/or your classmates, or other people you saw or interacted with while abroad)
  • Natural or Manmade Beauty  (Examples: Landscapes, scenery, architecture, villages, cities)
  • Cultural Identity  (Examples: Local customs and traditions.  Photos may include food, traditional ceremonies or celebrations)

All submissions will automatically be entered in a fourth category, the “Facebook Fan Award” and will be posted for viewing on the Education Abroad Facebook page.
 

Requirements

Please read the following requirements for submitting entries through our application.
  • Submissions will be accepted online from January 17, 2018 - February 17, 2018.
  • Entries must be submitted electronically via the application on the Education Abroad Office website. All applications must be filled out in their entirety and will not be considered if they are incomplete.
  • Photos must be uploaded into the application in JPEG format, with a file size approximately 1-5 MB. Photos should be no smaller than 640 x 480 pixels, and no larger than approximately 1000 x 1000 pixels.
  • Please label your photo file with your last name and the title you list in your application.
  • Entries can be in either color or black and white, and in either horizontal or vertical format, but should not have been significantly altered (e.g., elements added to or erased from the original photo).
 
Judging

The judging panel will consist of 5-10 staff, faculty and/or community members.  Photos will be judged according to the following criteria:
  • Creativity and Originality
  • Representation of study abroad experience
  • Quality of image
  • Adherence to category
 
All decisions of the judges are final.  Contest organizers reserve the right to disqualify entries which do not comply with the stated contest rules and criteria.
 
All submissions will be entered into the “Facebook Fan Award” after the submission deadline.  The photo with the most Facebook “likes” at the end of the judging period will win in this category.
 
All communications regarding your contest entries will be via your school-issued email address.
 

Prizes
  • 1st place in each category - $50 Target gift card
  • 2nd place in each category - $25 Target gift card
  • 3rd place in each category - Local restaurant gift cards
  • Facebook Fan award - $25 Target gift card
Each winner will also receive a certificate. Winning photos will be on display during Spring semester. Only one prize will be issued for the Facebook Fan award category. 
 

Publication

Photo submissions will be accepted from  January 17, 2018 - February 17, 2018.

Photos will be displayed on the Education Abroad Facebook page.  Winning entries will be displayed at the Education Abroad Office and/or on campus until the end of the next year's contest.

Photo entries may be used in displays for contests, as well as future print or online publications.


*Rules and eligibility subject to change.


If you have any questions regarding your photo contest entries, please contact Cassie Danekes at cdanekes@kennesaw.edu.


2016 Photo Contest 1st Place Recipients

1st Place - People: Yesenia Fregoso
2016 First Place People
1st Place - Natural or Manmade Beauty: Courtney Donoghue
1st place Natural
1st Place - Cultural Identity: Rachel Schmidt
1st place Cultural
1st Place - Facebook Fan Award: Latabiya Howard
1st place Facebook
 


This program is currently not accepting applications.