Photo Contest

Photo Contest Rules

  • You MUST be an undergraduate student that studied abroad (duh, right?). Semester, year, summer, and short-term study abroad returnees are all eligible.
  • Photos must be YOUR original work. You can crop and contrast your photos all you want, but please don’t try to turn a crummy photo into a good one using filters, Photoshop, Prisma, etc. It’s just not fair. #nofilter #nocheating
  • Photos can be in COLOR or BLACK AND WHITE, whatever you prefer.
  • Only one entry per person, please.
  • You MUST attend the conference on Saturday, November 3rd. If you haven’t already registered, you can do so here.


Send your original image, at the highest quality resolution possible (high quality JPEG/PNG works great), to The deadline to submit photos is Friday, October 26th at 11:59PM.

In the body of your entry email, be sure to include the following:

  1. Your full name
  2. Your U.S. college/university
  3. Your study abroad location and program
  4. The title of your work. Because every great work of art needs a title.
  5. A brief description of your work. The who, what, when, where, why kind of stuff.

How It Works

Entries received by the submission deadline will be posted on the conference Facebook page the following day. You (and everyone else) will be able to vote for your favorite photos by liking them. Voting will close on Monday, October 29 at 12PM.

Please note that while we encourage you to invite friends and family to like the conference Facebook page (and then, of course, like your photo), purchasing likes or using any other shady, like-generating tool is strictly prohibited. If we determine that you have done this, we’ll disqualify you. Let your art speak (and get liked) for itself!

The top ten like-getting photos will be considered “finalists” and will be enlarged, printed, and displayed at the conference. Attendees will then be able to vote for their favorite.


At the end of the conference, special prizes will be awarded for the first, second, and third place photos. The prizes will be awesome.

All finalists will get to take home their fancy, enlarged photo.

Photo Use Disclaimer

Please note that by entering this photo contest you agree that your photo submission be used as a promotional tool for any/all future EVOLVE Conferences. We reserve the right to use your photo for print and/or digital marketing purposes.

Get Inspired

Check out the 2016 entries below and find some inspiration. Congratulations to 2016 contest winner, Jason, for his standout photo, “Stockholm Dreaming.”


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