the Photo Contest
Deadline: Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Entries will be evaluated by a team of judges from across campus
(the Office of Study Abroad staff do not judge photos) and prizes will be
awarded to the top entries in each of the three categories:
- People: Group photos of children or adults, self-portraits, etc. The photo is not required to include a CMU student.
- Nature / Architecture: Plants, landscapes, wildlife, etc. / Buildings, cityscapes, landmarks, etc.
- CMU Abroad: Students wearing CMU attire/displaying CMU pride during their study abroad program.
To enter, please read the rules of the contest
below, complete the entry form, and return it with your photos to the Office
of Study Abroad no later than the deadline above.
of the Contest
- Entrants must have participated in
a CMU study abroad program.
- Photos must be
original work (no professional photos will be accepted).
- Photos may be color or black and
- Photos must be submitted in print
and must be accompanied by the entry form.
- Prints must be
4” x 6” (larger than 4” x 6” will not be accepted), printed on photo
paper, and will not be returned.
- We often use
photos for digital media and would also welcome a digital copy of your
entry (a print copy is still required). Digital photos should be
submitted in as large a file format as possible (preferably JPEG file
format) and may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- A maximum of two photos per
category may be submitted per entrant. Students may submit
additional photos to the Office of Study Abroad for use in publications,
but must clearly identify which photos are being submitted for the
- A completed official entry form
must accompany the entry.
- Please attach a label to the back
of each photo and include the following (do not use markers as they
may smear on your photos):
- Entrant’s name
- Location of the
photo (be as specific as possible)
of any people in the photo (be sure that you have permission from your
subject(s) to submit the photo)
- For digital submissions, please
save each photo with your name and the photo’s title. Please include
the above information in your email.
- Entries must be received no later
than 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at the Office of Study
Abroad, Ronan 330.
Entries received after the deadline will not be eligible – be sure
to allow plenty of time if submitting entries via mail.
First Place Winner (in each category): $50 gift certificate to the CMU Bookstore
Second Place Winner (in each category): $25 gift certificate to the CMU Bookstore
- Winners will be
notified by e-mail and/or phone in late September or early October and
photos will be officially displayed at events throughout the academic
- Only one prize per
entrant will be awarded.
- Judges’ decisions are
photos (both winners and non-winners) will become the property of the Office
Study Abroad and will not be returned. Be sure to make copies!
Quick Tips …
Be sure to title your photo –
creative titles may help an entry standout – but be sure to keep it short.
Photos that involve students and locals
are usually highly regarded by the judges.
Photos with students wearing
CMU apparel tend to get used more in our publications and/or publicity for the
Office of Study Abroad.