GEO See(n) Photo Contest

Now accepting submissions for the 2015 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.

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)
  • Aha Moment! (a transformative moment of learning and discovery)

Check out the 2014-2015 GEO See(N) Photo Contest finalists for further inspiration!

Submissions and Permissions

Students may submit up to three (3) of their most inspirational photographs from their time studying off-campus or abroad from fall 2014 through fall 2015, which includes the following terms:

  • Fall 2014, January 2015, Spring 2015, May/Summer 2015, and Fall 2015

Each entry should be sent to as a JPEG attachment that is 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
  • Submission category
  • A few sentences describing the photo (what was happening when you snapped the photo?; what significance does the photo hold for you?; why did you select this photo?)

Please note that if you are submitting more than one photo you need to provide the information above for each photo that you submit.

Entries must be received by midnight on Friday, November 20, 2015.

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 the 2014-2015 academic year or current fall semester. 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. The selection committee will consider photo composition and connection to the photo contest themes in determining finalist photos. These ten selected photographs will also be uploaded to GEO’s Facebook page. The entire Hampshire community will then have the opportunity to vote for one "Community Choice."

All finalist photographs will be displayed in a traveling exhibit that will be hosted at different locations around campus during the spring semester (exact locations are TBD). All finalists will receive a matted 8x10 print of their photograph after they have been displayed. The "Community Choice" finalist will receive a gift card to Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS).

Further questions may be directed to the global education office. | 413.559.5542 | Merrill student life building

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

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