Global Programs Photo Contest — April 2013

Winners have been announced! »

Calling all BU faculty, staff, and students:

Global Programs wants to showcase your photos! We know you’ve traveled the world and now we want to show the world just how far you’ve gone.

All current faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to submit up to three photos to our inaugural BU Global Photo Contest. We are looking for quality photos that capture the essence of global engagement, whether you have conducted research abroad, studied in a foreign country, or have given back through service projects. Help us highlight the ways our BU community thoughtfully engages with the world.

First, second, and third place photos will be awarded prizes and showcased on the BU Global Programs website. Other photos may be used online and in print publications. Please carefully read the submission instructions below to make sure that your photo(s) are eligible.

Deadline is midnight, April 26.

Happy shooting!


First Place: iPad Mini
Second Place: Kindle Paperwhite
Third Place: Fun Lenses for Your iPhone: Fisheye, Telephoto, and Wide/Macro

Submission Guidelines

Photos must adhere to the following technical requirements in order to win prizes:

  • Quantity: each person can submit up to three photographs
  • File types: jpeg or tiff
  • Color: only full-color photographs
  • DPI size: must be 300 dpi or higher (should be a large file size in MB, not KB)
  • Dimensions: must be at least 4″ x 6″

How to Submit Your Photo(s)

Please send all photo submissions to and include the following information:

  • Your full name
  • BU affiliation (including school/college and department)
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Photo title(s)
  • Location(s): city, region, country, whenever relevant
  • Approximate date
  • Photo description(s): a paragraph or less and please let us know who is in the photo
  • BU connection: Why where you there?

Please copy and paste the following language in your email submission, stating that you agree with the below statement. Entries without this statement will not be entered into the drawing for the prizes.

By submitting photos or other materials to Boston University, I am promising that the content is original, does not plagiarize from anyone or infringe a copyright or trademark, does not violate anybody’s rights and is not libelous or otherwise unlawful or misleading. I agree that Boston University may use my submission in all media, and may edit, remove, modify, publish, transmit and display it.


Global Programs staff and a specialty guest will choose the winning global photographs. 

Please note that staff from Global Programs, Study Abroad, CELOP, and the ISSO are encouraged to submit photos, but are ineligible for prizes.