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:
- Learning Moment
Educational experiences happen both inside and outside of the classroom, during volunteer work, field research and at any moment in our daily lives. Do you have a photograph that demonstrates a particularly illuminating experience?
Movement in all forms surrounds us: People commute to work, water trickles down a waterfall, a train speeds along the tracks. Take a picture that captures movement around the world.
- Global perspectives within the U.S.
Across the U.S., there are signs of our interconnected world and multicultural society. This aspect of our country can be experienced in immigrant communities in cities across the country, through the Southern cooking traditions influenced by African culture, and in the increased diversity of languages in the States. What signs of global influence in the United States do you find beautiful, significant or intriguing?
- A New Take on an Old Landmark
Images of such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower, the Great Wall of China, the Sydney Opera House and the Gateway of India are recognizable around the world. What’s your new perspective on these historical places and how can they be seen through a “different lens”?
- Nature’s Beauty
Got that perfect shot of the sunset over the Zuytdorp Cliffs of Australia or a vista of the Bolivian Salt Flats? Submit your best photo that captures the breathtaking awe of nature you experienced during your travels.
- School Spirit
Where was that Carolina pride while you were abroad? Heels around-the-world pictures are encouraged, whether you found a UNC blue sky in Rome or wore your favorite Carolina t-shirt for your trek up Machu Picchu.
- Chancellor’s Choice
Chancellor Folt will select a photograph that she finds globally relevant and distinctive.