Photo Contest

Study Abroad Photo Contest: the story from the lens

What is this?

Our Annual Photo Contest is a way for our office to allow students to show off the amazing pictures that they took on their programs the previous year, while also showing other students what an incredible - and often beautiful - time you can have while traveling and learning abroad. We hope that these photos will encourage others to participate in their own life-changing experience by studying abroad!


Please see below the official deadlines, dates, and rules. We can't wait to see what you submit!

IMportant dates:

Photo Submissions Begin: July 11, 2018
Deadline to Submit Photos: October 1, 2018 by 11:59pm
Facebook Contest Voting Begins: October 15, 2018
Facebook Voting Ends: October 30, 2018 at 9:00am
Winners Announced: November 8 at International Festival

NOTE: Photos submitted must be from our 2017-2018 programs and all submissions must include the Entry Form (see below) to be eligible.



-Does the photograph show the viewer anything about the country’s local people, cultures, or traditions?

-Does the photograph show distinctive landmarks, cityscapes, landscapes, or wildlife unique to the country? In other words, can you tell you are in a different country?

-Does the photograph show a student, or students, experiencing the culture, interacting with locals, or exploring their new environment? This category includes study abroad selfies. 

-Winner will be the photo with the most “Likes” on Facebook.  Facebook voting will be from October 15th - October 30 at 9:00 am. You are encouraged to get your friends to like your photo and even "like" our Facebook page.



  • Submissions will be accepted until Monday, October 1 at 11:59 pm. Entries must be submitted digitally and emailed to All photos will be displayed on the Augusta University Study Abroad Facebook webpage to determine the winner for the Facebook category. Voting on Facebook will begin on October 15, 2018, and will end on October 30, 2018 at 9:00am.
  • The winners will be announced on October 31, 2018 at the International Festival on the Summerville Campus.
  • Submit the highest resolution version you have. Please include either a scanned and signed copy of the entry form or a saved digital form, as well as an electronic copy of the photograph. Entries are ineligible until we have the completed Entry Form (see below).
  • The email including the photograph must contain the photo name and the name of the student submitting the photograph in the subject line.
  • All entries must be original photographs taken by the student or featuring the student while participating in a study abroad program from the past calendar year.
  • Photos should be representative of the student’s study abroad experience and country, and be relevant to one of the above mentioned categories.
  • Up to TWO entries per student per category. A winner will be chosen in each category by faculty. The Facebook Contest winner will be the photo with the most “Likes” on Facebook by the deadline listed above.

--Each winner will receive $100 dollars
-A runner up in each category will receive $25 dollars in JagCash.
-Students are allowed to win in multiple categories

  • Photos may be used to promote the Study Abroad Office at Augusta University.
  • The Study Abroad Office reserves the right to disqualify submissions that

    -violate or infringe upon another person's rights, including but not limited to copyright
    -that contain sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable or inappropriate content.

Entry Form