2019 Global Culture Photography Contest

The University of Florida International Center (UFIC) invites students, faculty, staff and alumni to enter its annual international photography contest. There are three categories this year. Each entrant may submit up to two digital photos in only one chosen category. All photographs must portray the theme "Global Culture".

SUBMIT ENTRIES HERE

Instructions

Each entrant may submit up to two (2) digital photos in only one chosen category. All photographs must have been taken during Fall 2018, Spring 2019, or Summer 2019. Digital images must be uploaded using the online submission form provided at https://internationalcenter.ufl.edu/

E-mail submissions or prints will not be accepted. Photos must not display the use of alcohol, cigarettes, drugs or any inappropriate content or behavior. Unedited photos preferred, but minimally edited photos will be accepted.

Theme

All photographs must portray the theme "Global Culture". Inspiration may come from landscapes and cityscapes that impressed you, daily life scenes with unique perspectives, exciting cultural activities, a showcase of your major/discipline abroad, newsworthy matters you observed firsthand, moments that changed your worldview or your experiences leaving a positive mark in service, teaching or learning. Showing your Global Gator spirit is always a plus, so remember to wear the UF logo, orange and blue or the gator emblem!

Judges Criteria Judges will look at technical merit, composition, and that photo conveys a "Global Culture" message. 
Photos Size/Resolution The size of your digital photos must be at least 1500 x 1200 pixels, at a minimum of 150 DPI (to facilitate enlargements for exhibits), and no more than 20mb.  Entries not meeting these requirements will be disqualified. DPI can be modified using InDesign, Photoshop or using http://convert.town/image-dpi or similar websites.
Deadlines Submission period opens August 12, 2019. All entries must be received electronically no later than October 18, 2019 at 12 midnight. Winners will be notified by November 1st, 2019.
Awards Judges will award a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each of three categories. 1st prize winners will each receive $100, 2nd prize winners will receive $50, 3rd prize winners will receive $25. Total prizes to be awarded: $525. UFIC reserves the right to modify the contest awards in accordance to UF policies and regulations. Please allow 6-8 weeks for payments to be processed.
Categories
Study Abroad & Service Learning Students (UF connected) Open to UF students who have taken part in a UF study abroad, internship, research, service learning, volunteerism, or mission trip programs in Fall 2018, Spring 2019, or Summer 2019.  Photographs must have been taken during a trip abroad and reflect the contest theme of "Global Culture”. Showing your Global Gator spirit is always a plus, so remember to wear the UF logo, orange and blue or the gator emblem! Refer to “Theme” section for photo ideas.
International Students, Scholars & Employees (F-1, J-1, H-1B, TN, E-3, O-1) Open to current UF international students, scholars, faculty and employees on Visas listed above. Photographs must have been taken anywhere in the United States during Fall 2018, Spring 2019, or Summer 2019 and reflect the theme of "Global Culture." Showing your Global Gator spirit is always a plus, so remember to wear the UF logo, orange and blue or the gator emblem! Refer to “Theme” section for photo ideas.
Faculty, Staff & Alumni Open to current or retired University of Florida faculty and staff, as well as UF alumni. Photographs must have been taken during a trip abroad during Fall 2018, Spring 2019, or Summer 2019 and reflect the theme of "Global Culture." Showing your Global Gator spirit is always a plus, so remember to wear the UF logo, orange and blue or the gator emblem! Refer to “Theme” section for photo ideas.