Programs : Brochure
- Program Terms: Fall
- Restrictions: Auburn applicants only
2017 Auburn Abroad Photo Contest
co-sponsored by AU Industrial Design
No more than one entry per category (see all six category descriptions below).
Collage category entries must be viewable as one single file and consist of 3-5 photos.
Instagram photos submitted to any category other than the Instagram category will be automatically disqualified.
In order to submit your entries, you will need to create an application by selecting ‘Apply Now’ above and complete a questionnaire for each photo category entry.
Upload your photo entry in the corresponding category questionnaire. Upload your entries in JPEG or PNG format in high resolution or as large of format as possible. If you have trouble, email photo entries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hard copies of photos will not be accepted. If you are unable to upload/email photos, you may bring them to our office at 243 Foy Hall on a CD or a jump drive.
Please be respectful of living subjects in these shots and use good judgment when selecting the content of your entries. Any photos of illegal activity or substances or questionable content will be automatically disqualified.
Photos featuring alcohol in any format will be automatically disqualified.
If you are selected as a finalist, you must “like” Auburn Abroad and then “like” your photo in order for the vote to count.
Submissions will be accepted starting September 18 and will close on October 11. All submissions will be judged by a panel of select judges. Top picks in each category will advance to the final round of public voting on the Auburn Abroad Facebook page. Judges’ picks will be available for public voting October 23 – 27.
Votes will be counted by the number of "likes" that each photo receives on the Auburn Abroad Facebook Page. The photos with the most "likes" in each category will be the winners. For the Instagram category, the total number of votes will be tallied by combining both the number of "likes" on the Auburn Abroad Facebook Page and "favorites" on Auburn Abroad's Instagram.
Entry finalists from each category will be displayed at the 2017-2018 Study Abroad Fairs, as well as used for marketing and recruiting events throughout the year. By submitting your entries, you are granting Auburn Abroad staff the permission to use the photos and videos in future promotion materials.
Winning entries in each photo category will a receive prize of $75, while the winning collage entry will receive a prize of $100. All submissions will be displayed in the Auburn Abroad Flickr Photo Album. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
Places: Breathtaking landscapes, beautiful architecture, and sites of inspiration make up this category! Submit your best photos focusing on any foreign place that made an impact on you during your time abroad. The best entries will be those which avoid clichéd landmarks and instead show a new side of the world. We want to see your own unique discoveries off the beaten path!
People: Whether at work or play, people around the world are a fascinating part of studying abroad in a foreign setting. We want you to play the role of anthropologist with this category and submit your best shots of people being, well, people! We are interested in both photos of locals and those of Auburn students experiencing the host country lifestyle.
Slice of Life: Studying abroad offers the opportunity to see and experience new, unfamiliar, and fascinating cultures wholly different from our own. This category is all about those singular moments and events you encounter that illuminate the local flavor and lifestyle of the culture. Whether its people, animals, plants, sports, celebrations, modes of transport, or food, we want to see what makes this place in the world unique.
Instagram: Instagram’s slogan is “Capture and Share the World’s Moments” and we want to see just that! From walking around the city to experiencing something new, spending time with fellow Auburn students or immersing yourself in the culture, show us your best Instagram photos! This is the only category to which Instagram photos should be submitted.
Auburn Abroad: The Auburn Family is a vital part of being a student. Show us that you represented Auburn while on your program by submitting a picture of you with an Auburn flag, shirt, or other apparel. WAR EAGLE!
Photo Collage: For this, we want you to create a collage of 3-5 photos that hold a special meaning to you. These are the ones that defined your study abroad experience. They document the unforgettable sights, sounds, people, and experiences that you will be able to look back on in the future as windows to another time. In order to qualify for this category, your collage must contain no less than three images and no more than five and must be viewable as one single file. For an easy to use, free, and online tool, we recommend using Fotor or PicStitch to create and customize your collage. Collages are a form of art, so be as creative and imaginative as possible! To be considered for this category, your submission must also be accompanied with a reflection of 200-300 words that describes why these photos represent your experience.
For examples of past submissions, visit the Auburn Abroad Facebook Page or the Auburn Abroad Flickr Photo Albums.
Contact Auburn Abroad at firstname.lastname@example.org.