2019 Study Abroad Photo Contest Details

The purpose of this contest is to share the importance and impact of Global Education, using photos that our very own UTC students have taken while studying abroad through UTC.

Submissions are now closed. Voting is now open on Facebook and Instagram @UTCglobal until October 11th.

Submissions are open Monday, April 8  Friday, August 30, 2019.

Voting will take place Friday, September 13 – Friday, October 11, 2019.

Any photo submitted must fulfill all of the following requirements:

  • Photo must have been taken by a UTC student.
  • The student submitting the photo must have been the owner of the photo (you can not submit for your friends).
  • Photo must have been taken while on a UTC study abroad trip (trips offered through providers, exchange, and faculty led trips qualify) (both internships and academic trips qualify).
  • Photo must have been during the Fall 2018, Spring 2019, or Summer 2019 semester.

Photos do not have to only be of the country your program was based in. Ex: if you were studying in Mexico, but visited Belize while on your study abroad trip.

However, we cannot accept photos taken on a trip that was independent of UTC. Ex: if you took a vacation to Iceland on your own, independent of UTC.

Make sure your photos are high quality and high resolution (at least 1 MB). 

Acceptable file types: jpeg or tiff

Individual students may submit up to one photo per category.

  • Nature (landscapes, plants, wildlife)
  • Culture (food, people, festivals, activities, everyday life)
  • Architecture (buildings, structures, monuments, or places of interest)
  • UTC Abroad (showing off your UTC pride in a creative way while abroad. You do not need to be in the photo)

The images must not contain any photo manipulation software filters that change the original colors of the scene past its original natural limits (Ex: Instagram color grading presets).

Photographs containing alcohol, questionable content or illegal activities are not allowed and will not be considered.

Submissions are now closed. Voting is now open on Facebook and Instagram @UTCglobal until October 11th.

Prizes and recognition for all finalists!

Finalists' work will be displayed in an art exhibition here on UTC's campus.

After the initial selection process, all voting will take place on Facebook and Instagram @UTCglobal.

For your vote(s) to count, you must like/share the original photo(s) that we will post on our Facebook page and Instagram page @UTCglobal.

Like = 1 vote

Share + tag us @UTCglobal = 1 vote

Like AND share + tag us = 2 votes!

Check your settings
In the camera settings on your phone or in the menu of your digital camera, make sure the image size is set to the highest quality option.

Edit (tastefully)

The UTC library Studio on the 3rd floor has PCs and iMacs with editing software that is free for you to use.

YouTuber Peter McKinnon has tons of tutorials on how to take better photos.

You can also check out other YouTube tutorials on these tips, especially editing.

All submissions become the property of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the University’s Center for Global Education which will have full rights of display and circulation (with or without attribution to the photographer). Submitting a photograph means you understand the terms and conditions and have granted this right.

You can contact the CGE Graphic Design and Marketing Coordinator at Amy Devan at amy-devan@utc.edu