FAU Students Photograph the World
Exhibit Dates
November 7, 2016 - January 14, 2017

Deadline for submission: 12:00 Noon, Friday, October 7, 2016

Photo Exhibit:

The photo exhibit will be on display in the S.E. Wimberly Library - First Floor West in Boca Raton starting November 7, 2016.   Several prizes will be awarded based on a review by a panel of judges.

Eligibility: To take part in this contest you must have recently participated in an FAU program studying abroad or a study abroad program approved by the Office of International programs (OIP) during the 2015-2016 academic year. For purposes of the Contest the academic year is Fall, Spring, or Summers 1, 2 and 3. For purposes of this competition "study abroad” may include internship or volunteer abroad opportunities that earned academic credit and were approved through the Office of International Programs (OIP). It does not include vacation travel abroad other than interim travel as part of the abroad program.

Rules of entry:

Photos must be original work; digitally altered photos will not be accepted. The photos must have been taken by the entrant during their abroad program or on travels during the program. Each entrant must complete an entry form for each photo and a signed Photo Release form. Photos submitted without a completed entry form and photo release will not be permitted to participate. Black and white photos as well as color photos are acceptable.

 How to enter:

If you meet the eligibility requirements you may submit up to three photographs (one per category) by saving them on a CD and submitting them to OIP at the above address, or by email to: oipphotos@yahoo.com. Photos should be saved as a JPEG (.jpg) file at the original photo size for 8.5”x11” print format. If sending from an iPhone select “Actual Size”. OIP will not reformat photos submitted. Photos with low resolution will not be printed due to print quality.

The three categories are:

STUDENTS ABROAD: Photos must depict an image of students in a setting indicative of the abroad location, or interacting with local populations, or aspects of the study abroad experience.

PEOPLE OF THE HOST COUNTRY: Photos should capture images of people in the host country visited.

PLACES ABROAD: Photos should be of a landmark or a landscape scene of your abroad location.

How We Judge:

All photos will be evaluated by a team of judges selected from the FAU community of faculty, staff and student leaders (OIP staff do not judge photos).  Each photo is judged on its own merit. If the number of submissions exceeds the display space in the exhibit, a subset of the judges’ panel will do a preliminary vetting to decide the semi-finalists for display and the final competition.  The full judges’ panel will review the photos on display in the exhibit to choose the award winners.  Judges decisions are final.  There may be multiple winning photos from the same photographer.  However, only one prize is awarded to each winning contestant. 


Nine (9) winning entries will be selected based on the best quality photographs in the three categories.

3 First Prizes of $100.00 (one in each category)
3 Second Prizes of $50.00 (one in each category)
3 Third Prizes of $25.00 (one in each category)


2015 First Place Award Recipients


People of the Host Country

Bangkok, Thailand
by Chance Stillman


 Your Journey Awaits

Students Abroad 

"Your Journey Awaits"
Antrim, Northern Ireland
by Kelli Weis



 Temple Market

Places Abroad 

"Temple Market"
Luang Prabang, Laos
by Kevin Van Osterom



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