IU Office of Overseas Study

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2021 Office of Overseas Study Photo Contest

October 7, 2021

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Dear Study Abroad Returnees,

The Office of Overseas Study hosts a photo contest each fall for those who studied abroad in the previous year. We understand that the last academic year was an incredibly unique experience for study abroad due to the pandemic. Even more reason to showcase your photos!

Entries are judged by a committee of representatives of the Office of Overseas Study. The committee seeks photos that are representative of students' international experience, with preference toward photos that include students. We welcome both standard and panoramic photos. Please note: the deadline for submissions is Sunday, November 7.

Entries are judged within three categories:

  • IU Students Abroad: Photos should feature IU students engaged in learning activities during their study abroad programs. 
  • Local Culture: Photos should feature unique aspects of local culture or local history.
  • Local Environment: Photos should feature unique aspects of architectural, landscape, cityscape or surrounding environmental elements of the location abroad. Preference will be given to photos that include IU students.

Photos submitted for the 2021 contest must have been taken while studying abroad during the 2020-21 academic year or summer 2021 and must have been taken by the entrant. DO NOT submit photos of yourself that have been taken by other people.

Entry Requirements

Please make sure you meet all of the eligibility requirements listed below before you submit your entry:

  • You must be an IU student who studied abroad during the 2020-21 academic year or summer 2021.
  • Photographs must have been taken by you, the entrant.
  • Photos must have been taken outside of the United States.
  • Entries must be in high-resolution digital JPG format.
  • Each field is required for submission to the photo contest.

Any submissions not meeting the above requirements will not be considered. There is a limit of 10 entries per student.


Awards will be given in each of the three categories.

1st place and 2nd place will both receive credits to their bursar accounts. 

Winners will be announced online and via this newsletter. 


How to Enter

  • Fill out this Google Form.
  • Complete all fields.
  • Name all image files with your IU username and a location (e.g. jsmith_london.jpg).
  • Submit the form.
  • Entries will be accepted until midnight on November 7, 2021.
  • If you have any issues submitting your photos, please contact wicgardn@iu.edu.  If you feel like you will not make the deadline, please contact wicgardn@iu.edu.

Please note: All submissions become the property of IU's Office of Overseas Study for use in any future publications and publicity. The entrant is responsible for obtaining the consent of any person appearing in the submitted photos.

Please email us with any questions or concerns.


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