2017 Global Culture Photography Contest

Rules and Instructions

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" and not display your use of alcohol, cigarettes, drugs or any inappropriate content or behavior. Unedited photos preferred, but minimally edited photos will be accepted. Showing your Global Gator spirit and wearing UF colors/emblem is always a plus.

Instructions: Each entrant may submit up to two (2) digital photos in only one chosen category. All photographs must have been taken during Fall 2016, Spring 2017, or Summer 2017. Digital images must be uploaded using the online submission form provided at www.ufic.ufl.edu.
E-mail submissions or prints will not be accepted. Photos must not display your 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!

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.

Deadlines: Submission period opens August 7, 2017. All entries must be received electronically no later than October 13, 2017 at 12 midnight. Winners will be notified by October 27, 2017.

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.

Categories:

  1. 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 2016, Spring 2017, or Summer 2017.  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.
  2. 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 2016, Spring 2017, or Summer 2017 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.
  3. 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 2016, Spring 2017, or Summer 2017 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.

For more information, please email Mabel Cardec or call 273-1515.