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, volunteered or completed research abroad during academic year 2018-2019 are encouraged to submit their best photos in the following categories:
- Everyday LIfe
- Natural World/Landscape
- Architecture/Built Environment
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 October 15, 2019. Click here to enter our contest. Submissions will only be successful if you read and follow directions carefully. Image files must be named correctly in order for the upload to work.
OIE prizes for the categories listed above will be judged by Makeda Best, the Harvard Art Museums' Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography. All other prizes listed below will be judged by the Harvard office, international center or student organization sponsoring the prize.
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 7, 2020 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
OIE: Term-Time Study Abroad prize
Asia Center Prize
BGLTQ Student Life 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
David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies Prize
Financial Aid Office Prize
Global Support Services Prize
Harvard China Fund & Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies Prize
Harvard College Women's Center Prize
Harvard Summer School Prize
Korea Institute Prize
Office of Career Services Prize
Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Prize
Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs
Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies Prize
South Asia Institute Prize
Weatherhead Center for International Affairs