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International Photo Contest

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International Education Center Photo Contest 2019

Theme: Home Away from Home 

Category 1: Portraits
Category 2: Surroundings

All submissions are due Sept. 27.

Jurors are looking for unique perspectives and interpretations of the theme, “Home Away from Home.” We are interested in photographs that display a personal connection and have different aspects of everyday culture whether at home or abroad. (For example: people you meet, seeing what the locals see, candid style, street photography, landscapes).
Two separate categories will be considered: Portraits & Surroundings
Each category will then be split into two subcategories: Phone/Point & Shoot and DSLRs & Drones
1) Portraits: This category should consist of images of people and animals that convey a sense of positive emotion (happiness, excitement, joy, energy, love, discovery, peace) to the viewer. Photographs can be black and white, or color.
2) Surroundings: Images for this category are mostly landscapes, unique places, everyday life, or the scopes of a city, e
tc. The photos for this category can include people, but they should not be the primary focus of the photo. Photographs can be black and white, or color.
All images must be your own. Contestants are allowed to enter each category, but only 2 submissions per person per category are allowed (a maximum of 8 photos per person). An entry form is required for each photo. We cannot guarantee that all photos will be displayed.* Photo[s] must be submitted in a standard  4x6 format in addition to a digital copy. Photos must be securely attached by paper clip to an entry form. Once your entry form and hard copy is turned in, please email your photo entries to The digital copy should be an uncompressed file, keeping the original file size to any manipulated photos. All submissions are due Sept. 27.
Please write your name, phone number, and email address on the back of each photo. Also, don’t forget to include a description of the photograph and how it fits the theme of Home Away from Home on the entry form that the judges will consider when choosing the winning photos.
*Important: This is an amateur contest. Photos must have been taken by the applicant and may not have been taken for professional purposes.
Winners & Reception:
Eight photographs will be chosen (2 for each category/subcategory). Winners will be announced Oct. 21 at 5pm during the Photo Contest Reception in the Library Atrium (more details to come) then put on display in the library during International Week, Oct. 21-25. *Prizes will be distributed for top photos*

To submit your photos please use the International Photo Contest 2019 Guidelines and Entry Form.docx. We can't wait to see your amazing photos!



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