Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

UNO Division of International Education Hosts 8th International Photo Contest

On a weekend excursion, University of New Orleans students studying abroad in France often take a canoe trip down the Herault River in Southern France and travelled beneath an ancient bridge where legend tells of St. Guilhem defeating the devil himself. University of New Orleans students studying abroad in France often take a canoe trip down the Herault River in Southern France and traveled beneath an ancient bridge where legend tells of St. Guilhem defeating the devil himself.

Have you traveled to another country? Did you study abroad? Are you an international student?

The University of New Orleans Division of International Education hosts the 8th Annual International Photo Contest, in which a group of award-winning photographers will judge the best picture depicting the international experience of a UNO student. Submissions will be accepted through midnight Sunday, Nov. 2.

Mark Your Calendars!

The following is a timeline of important dates for this photo competition:

October 31 Deadline for CD-ROM submissions.

November 2 Deadline for electronic submissions.

November 8 Notices sent out to entrants informing them whether submissions have been accepted or declined

November 17 Show opens in UNO's UC Lobby

November 19 @ 12:30 Award ceremony in UNO's UC Lobby

Nov. 17-21 International Education Week

For an online entry form, click here.

For more information, contact  
Division of International Education
Bicentennial Education Building, ED 120
Tel: (504) 280-7317

The competition will be a juried exhibition of photography taking place during International Education Week, Nov. 17-21, 2014, said Mary Hicks, program director of the International Student Exchange Programs, Prague Summer Seminars and UNO-Japan: Study at Doshisha University. The exhibition will be displayed in UNO's University Center Lobby during International Education Week, and winners will be announced at the awards ceremony.

The theme of the photo competition is international education. All current UNO students are invited to submit up to three photographs documenting a significant personal experience during a time studying, living or working abroad, said graduate assistant Cavan Hallman.

"This includes American expatriate experiences as well as those of international students studying at UNO," Hallman said. Photos of international students at UNO should depict an experience or impression of the U.S., not the home country. Photos must have been taken within the past two years and cannot have been submitted to previous international photo contests at UNO.

Photographers may submit up to three low-resolution, web-quality scans or digital images (preferably in jpeg format) of works in any photographic media. Originals may not be larger than 8-inches-by-10-inches. Images may be submitted on CD-ROM or e-mailed to All images and discs must be appropriately labeled. Images must correspond to titles of works listed on the entry form.

Submissions must be accompanied by a completed online entry form, which is available online. Photo submissions will be accepted as digital images in .jpeg format via email (, or in person at the Division of International Education, Bicentennial Education Building, ED 120

The deadline for online submissions is 12 a.m. on November 2, 2014. In-person submissions must be received at ED 120 by 3 p.m. on Friday Oct. 31, 2014. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted. A complete submission includes:

  • Online entry form
  • Digital images submitted according to guidelines above


Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges. Notices of acceptance or rejection of submissions for finalist selection will be sent out by November 8.

All accepted finalist entries must then be received on a CD-ROM, sized to 8" x 10", in .jpeg or .tif format, with a 300 dpi resolution by November 11. Entries must be no larger than 8" x 10" in landscape or portrait format.
The show will be open from November 17-19 at the UNO's University Center Lobby.

Prizes will be contributed from various organizations and businesses around the city. Prize categories will include 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes.

Winners will be published on the Division of International Education website and in the "Driftwood."

NOTE: Employees of the UNO Division of International Education or any of the contest sponsors may not enter the contest.