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Postcard Perfect: We are looking for a photo that you would print on a postcard! It can be a place, landscape, person, location, and much more! 

#BlugoldsAbroad: We are looking for photos of you! We want to see you fully experiencing your study abroad program! If you are representing UW-Eau Claire in some fashion, that is even better!


Must be currently enrolled or alum of a UWEC sponsored study abroad program (International Fellow Participants, Intercultural International Immersion participants are eligible as well).

If you've entered a past contest, you are more than welcome to submit different photos to this one. 


  • Photo(s) must relate to the themes 
  • You can submit TWO photos per category but do not have to submit to each category. 
  • Submitted photos must be of high quality 3- 6MB+ and at least 8 megapixels or better. No filters please! The more original, the better! 
  • Keep photo content appropriate – no excessive alcohol, drugs or related paraphernalia, or sexual content. If you’re not sure, err on the side of caution.
  • Use photos that belong to you! We understand that you may not have necessarily taken a photo that has you in it, but we want you to be the owner of the photo (i.e. it was taken with your phone/camera). We just don't want you stealing a photo that belongs to a friend. 
  • No Instagram or Snapchat photos – sorry the quality is not good and we want these to look great if printed
  • All individuals in the photo must consent to the submission of the photo.
  • Photos should be interesting, compelling, and awe-inspiring and evoke emotion in the viewer.

How to Enter

  1. Attach up to two photos per category directly in this e-form: Check back in October 2020 for our next contest!
  2. For each submitted photo, you must include the following information within the e-form:
    1. Study abroad program, location, term
    2. Title of Photo
    3. Category you're submitting photo to (remember up to 2 photos per category)
    4. Short description (250 words or less) of how the picture relates to the theme


  • Deadline: Submissions open October 30th at 8:00 am -November 5th at 11:59 pm
  • Official Judging: November 6th-11th
  • Winners Announced November 13th 
    • 1st place judge’s choice in each category: one 11x14 canvas print for you to keep after being displayed on the 3rd floor of Davies. 
    • 2nd place judge’s choice in each category: one 11x14 dry mount photo for you to keep after being displayed on the 3rd floor of Davies. 
    • 3rd place judge’s choice in each category: one 11x14 dry mount photo for you to keep after being displayed on the 3rd floor of Davies.
    • Top 20-50 photos will be printed 8x10 and displayed on the 3rd floor of Davies (total number will be decided by the number of entrants received and the judge’s discretion)
  • Display on the 3rd floor of Davies: November 16-End of Fall 2020 semester

Fine Print

  • Entries that do not follow the guidelines will be disqualified.
  • By entering this photo contest you are giving UW-Eau Claire CIE, and UW-Eau Claire permission to use your photo(s) in promotional and marketing items (including sharing on social media accounts). This means all photos, not just winning entries, will be eligible for inclusion in such activities. You agree that your photo may be cropped without your consent. You also certify that the photo is yours and does not violate copyright law. All photos will be added to Flickr. All photos will become property of the CIE and UW-Eau Claire. All attempts will be made to give students credit for their photo if it is used in print materials, but we cannot guarantee credit will be given in all promotional items. The CIE reserves the right to change or amend rules as the CIE sees fit. 


To help answer some questions you may have, check out the Photo Contest FAQs.

Past Contest Photos

Past contest albums can be found on our Flickr account: 20192018, 2018 #2, 2017, 2016, 2015 

This contest would not be possible without the support from the Center for International Education and the Council on Internationalization and Global Engagement. A special thank you to Sharp Photo for printing our photos!