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GEO See(n) Photo Contest

Photo by Hampshire College Student Alex Boyd Photo by Hampshire College Student Allie Foster Photo by Hampshire College Student Connie Chang Photo by Hampshire College Student Emi Link Photo by Hampshire College Student Finlay Markham Photo by Hampshire College Student Forel Korouma Photo by Hampshire College Student Frances Metzger Photo by Hampshire College Student Isa Witty Photo by Hampshire College Student Kay Bushman Photo by Hampshire College Student Lisa Caspari Photo by Hampshire College Student Nadia Issa Photo by Hampshire College Student Olivia St. Pierre Baxter Photo by Hampshire College Student Rene Pedraza

Thank you to all students who submitted over 100 photos to the 2017 GEO See(n) Photo Contest! The finalist photographers and the sites of their study abroad experiences are listed below. Thank you for inspiring Hampshire to see as you have see(n).

2017 Finalists

Alex Boyd | Self-Designed Field Study | Tropical Forestry and Forest Policy | Volunteer Work with El Centro de Inovación Científica Amazónica (NGO CINCIA) | Peru

Allie Foster | Star Service and Study Abroad (SSSA) and the Cheerful Hearts Foundation (CHF) |  Ghana

Connie Chang | LIASE Following the Chinese Tea | Hampshire Faculty-led Short-term Field Course | Hefei, China

Emi Link | Self-designed Field Study |  San Pedro Columbia, Belize

Finlay Markham  | Murakami Travels | Self-designed Field Study | Japan

Forel Kourouma | School for International Training (SIT): IHP New African Diasporas, Transnational Communities, Cultures, and Economies | Course-based Field Study |  Senegal

Frances Metzger | University of Canterbury | Hampshire Exchange | Christchurch, New Zealand

Isa Witty | Palacký University Olomouc | Hampshire Exchange | Olomouc, Czech Republic

Kay Bushman | Academic Programs International (API) Language and Culture Program | Course-based Field Study | Mandailles-Saint-Julien, France

Lisa Caspari | Self-designed Field Study | Bolivia

Nadia Issa | Hampshire in Havana, Cuba | Hampshire Exchange | Havana, Cuba

Olivia St. Pierre Baxter | CEA Granada, Spain | Course-based Field Study | Chefchauen, Morocco

René Pedraza | Self-designed Field Study | Cuba

2017 GEO See(n) Photo Contest Criteria

Enter the 2017 GEO See(n) Photo Contest! We want to see your most inspirational photos from your time studying off-campus or abroad. Photos should reflect what it means to study abroad and should inspire future students to engage in off-campus study.

Hampshire students may submit up to three (3) of their most inspirational photographs from their time studying off-campus or abroad during 2017, which includes the following periods:

  • January 2017, Spring 2017, May/Summer 2017, and Fall 2017

Submission deadline: Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Submissions and Permissions

Students are encouraged to consider the following themes when selecting their submissions:

  • Travel portraits/Faces/People
  • Nature/Environment/Natural World (landscapes, wildlife, etc.)
  • Sense of Place (captures the essence of a place)
  • Sense of Self and Community (a transformative moment of learning, discovery, and immersion)

Each entry should be sent to as a JPEG attachment (it is recommended that photos are at least 2000 pixels on the longest edge/300 dpi resolution). In the body of your email please include the following:

  • Name
  • Entry year
  • Term abroad/off-campus
  • Name of program/institution/self-designed project
  • A few sentences describing the photo or photos (What is the photo of? Where was the photo taken? What was happening when you snapped the photo? What significance does the photo hold for you? Why did you select this photo?)

Email your entry

Please note that by submitting an entry, you are effectively agreeing that the entry is your own original photograph, taken while studying off-campus or abroad during 2017. You are also granting GEO non-exclusive rights to reproduce your image for GEO-related promotional purposes in print and web materials. Photographs clearly depicting individuals must have been taken with the subjects' permission or "informed consent" to reproduce the subjects' image.

Selection and Exhibition

The selection committee will choose ten finalist photographs. Finalists will be notified in January. The ten selected photographs will then be posted on Instagram (#hampabroad) where the entire Hampshire community will then have the opportunity view them and vote for one "Community Choice" winner. All finalist photographs will be displayed in an exhibit on campus during the spring semester (exact location TBD). All finalists will receive a matted 8x10 print of their photographs after they have been displayed. The "Community Choice" winner will receive a gift card to Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS).

We look forward to receiving your entries and sharing them with the Hampshire community!

Finalist photographs from past years:

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