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International Photo Contest

Education Abroad

The annual UWYO Abroad International Photo Contest is open to all UW Students, Faculty, and Staff who have studied abroad through a UW Sponsored Program in the last year and you are all encouraged to submit photos from your time abroad no later than Wednesday, November 6th at midnight


Voting will open on November 12th and will take place through our social media, in the Cheney International Center, and during International Education Week (November 18-21). Photos will be judged based on social media popularity, the content of the photo (creativity), and photo quality. 



  • Open to all current UW students, UW exchange and international students, staff, and faculty
  • Submission of your photo(s) and release form constitutes the University of Wyoming’s right to use, edit, and distribute your photo entry/entries without compensation
  • Photos must have been taken between May 2018 and September 2019
  • You may submit up to TWO photos in each category below:
    • Cross-Cultural Engagement Abroad
      • Photo showing a UW student or a UW employee engaging in cross-cultural activity during a UW sanctioned study abroad program
    • Distant Places
      • Photo taken abroad during a UW sanctioned study abroad program that illuminates the environment, culture, or history of the place visited
    • International Experiences in the United States
      • Photo of a UW international student or scholar engaging in a cross-cultural activity in the United States
    • International Impressions of the United States
      • Photo taken by a UW international student or scholar that features a city, a natural landscape, a place, or a landmark in the United States during their time at UW

Photo Descriptions:

  • Each entry must be submitted with text which identifies:
    • In which category the photo belongs
    • The photo’s title
    • Your full name
    • The date the photo was taken (month/year)
    • Where you took the photo
    • A brief description of how the photo demonstrates the value of having an international experience at the University of Wyoming (255 characters or fewer)
    • The name of any UW students, scholars, or employees shown in the photo
    • A photo release form is requested for any other person shown in the photo
    • Your social media handles (Facebook and Instagram usernames) so that we may tag you in the contest to share with your friends and family

To submit your photo(s):

  • Send an email to containing the following:
    • Attached JPEG files of photo submissions (minimum resolution: 350 dpi, 400 dpi or greater is preferred)
    • Attached Microsoft Office Word file containing the required photo descriptions
    • Attached a signed copy of the photo release form
    • Submit your photo(s) no later than the deadline of midnight MST on November 6
If you have any questions or concerns, please email or stop by the Cheney International Center at any time during normal business hours.

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