Photo Contest

Welcome to Harvard College's annual International Photo Contest! Since 2004, undergraduates at Harvard College have submitted photographs documenting their travels around the globe. See the collection of prize-winning images online.

All current Harvard undergraduates who have studied, worked, interned, or done research abroad during 2016 are encouraged to submit their best photos in the following four categories:

  1. Landscape/Nature
  2. Sense of Place/Culture
  3. People
  4. Architecture

Photos taken prior to matriculation at Harvard or during a leave of absence are ineligible. 

The photo(s) must be original material and must be taken by the student. Each student may submit up to two photos. Deadline for submission of photos is November 1, 2016. Click here to submit an entry.

OIE prizes for the four categories listed above will be judged by Jennifer Quick, the Harvard Art Museums' John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Fellow in Photography.

Photos will be judged based on the following criteria: artistic expression, creativity and originality, quality of image, and international content.

Contest winners will be announced at the International Photo Contest Reception which will be held on February 10 from 2-3:30pm in the Forum Room, Lamont Library.

Prizes to be awarded include:

OIE: Best in Show

OIE: 1st prize in each category

OIE: 2nd prize in each category

OIE: 3rd prize in each category

Asia Center Prize 

Center for African Studies Prize

Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University Prize

Center for Hellenic Studies Prize

Center for Middle Eastern Studies Prize

Center for Public Interest Careers Prize

Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies Prize

DRCLAS Prize

Global Support Services Prize

Harvard China Fund Prize

Harvard Summer School Prize

Korea Institute Prize

Let's Go Prize

Office of Career Services Prize

Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Prize

Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies Prize

South Asia Institute Prize