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Submission Deadline: September 30, 2014

Now is the time to submit photos to the 15th annual amateur Carolina Global Photography Competition hosted by the Center for Global Initiatives, International Student and Scholar Services, the Study Abroad Office and Global Relations. The competition, which is open to all students, faculty, alumni and staff of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, showcases Carolina’s global activity, educational opportunities, research and service work.

Each photographer may submit up to three photos. Photos may represent any world region and there is no restriction on the period in which the photograph was taken. Entries will be judged on artistic merit and context. Winners will be awarded prizes. Select photos will be displayed in the FedEx Global Education Center beginning in late February 2015.


Photos must be original to the photographer; however, modifications, photo editing, color corrections or similar changes by the photographer are allowed. Photos should be provided in the highest resolution available, preferably at least 300 dpi at 4in. x 6in.

Please review this helpful article on Culturally Sensitive Photography by Jim Kane.

Special consideration will be given to images that are distinctive and embrace new perspectives.

Grand prizes will be awarded to First, Second and Third place. 

Additionally, Honorable Mentions will be awarded for photos that incorporate the following themes:

Submission Form

Complete this form in full to enter. If you wish to enter a second or third photo, simply return to this form and submit again. Any submissions over the maximum of three will not be considered by the judges.

Your Information

Please select all the affiliation(s) that apply to you.

Your Photograph

Please upload your photo as a JPG or PNG in the highest resolution available. We prefer submissions with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi at 4" x 6". If in doubt, upload the version of the photo with the largest file size, up to a maximum of 50MB.

The photo title, location, and caption will be viewed during judging, please proofread and use complete sentences that add substance and provide context to the photo.

By clicking "Enter," you, as an entrant to the Carolina Global Photography Competition, grant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ("the University") a non-exclusive perpetual license to use the photos you submit to this contest. You further provide permission to the University to copy, distribute, display, modify, edit, or condense submitted photos and corresponding captions, credits and entrant biographical information. Entrants also grant the University permission to use photos submitted as part of this competition in print and web-based projects associated with the University. Entrants represent that they have the right to enter into this agreement and that the photos are original to them.