IEW Photo Contest

14th Annual Photo and Video Contest (PVC)

WE ARE PLEASED TO INVITE YOU TO SUBMIT ENTRIES FOR THE 14TH ANNUAL PHOTO AND VIDEO CONTEST! This annual contest exhibits photos taken by UGA students at hundreds of locations across the globe.


  • Photos will be displayed and winners will be announced at the International Student Life Coffee Hour, on Friday, November 15th, 2013 in the Memorial Hall Ballroom, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.

  • Prizes will be awarded for 1st - 3rd place in each photo category (the video contest will only have a winner). In addition, we will be voting among all photos for a people's choice award during the coffee hour event. Most prizes will be gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses.

  • Categories and contest rules are as follows...

Categories and Contest Rules

PLEASE FILL OUT A SEPARATE PVC 2013 ENTRY FORM (CLICK HERE) FOR EACH SUBMISSION. Photos and/or videos MUST be taken/created by submitter(s). The Office of International Education reserves the right to disqualify any photo based on culturally insensitive or generally inappropriate content. Photos must be in .jpg format, file size from 350 KB to 5 MB. By submitting your photo or video to this contest, you are releasing your rights to the media. Thus, the Office of International Education may use part or all of any submitted photo or video for future marketing or promotional materials. The four categories this year include three photo categories and a video contest: 

Nature & Wildlife
Student Engagement
Cultural Exchange in the USA
The Video Contest

Nature & Wildlife: shots of nature, wildlife, or landscapes in a host country that show the natural beauty of the area - only shots taken outside the US will be accepted, please NO photos of captive animals

Student Engagement: shots of UGA students engaging with a host culture or with individuals from a host country - only shots taken outside the US will be accepted

Cultural Exchange in the USA: shots of UGA students (or the general public) engaging with members of different countries and/or different cultures in the US. This can include cross-cultural events, scenes of international students/visitors engaging with US students, or exchange between different US cultures (such as an Amish carriage on the highway or city dwellers traveling to the country) - only shots taken within the US will be accepted

ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO SUBMIT PICTURES. UGA students, transfer students, international students, students who have studied abroad, and students who have not studied abroad are all welcome to submit photos. However, you may submit only two photos per category. Photos can be from ANY trip abroad (home country, vacation, work, volunteer, study abroad, etc.). 

Video Contest: In addition to the photo categories above, all students may enter one video in our video contest. The topic of this year's video contest is: WHY YOU SHOULD GO ABROAD! Your video should show and/or discuss:

  • where you chose to go abroad (countries and/or cities)
  • the program you enrolled in or the group you went with
  • why you decided to go there
  • what was unique/special/amazing/inspiring/life changing/etc. about that location/experience/community/etc.

Your video MUST be 2-5 minutes long (no less than 2 min, no more than 5 min). You MUST make it a YouTube Video and submit only a URL on the entry form. Your video MUST include either shots/scenes of UGA students in the host country, or include some discussion of the experience you/students had in the host country as described above. Since this is a contest, feel free to take some artistic license. Your video can tell a story, include interviews, include drawings,include still shots, include music, include footage from you time in-country, etc. Whatever you do, make sure that at the end of the movie the viewer is excited about your experience! Directions for how to upload a video to YouTube and generate a link can be found in the PVC 2013 Video Upload Directions (PDF) document.