College of Arts and Sciences
International Education

Imagining the World: Photography Competition

  • ITW 2014-15

    2014 Call for Submissions are now Closed!
    Congratulations to all those that submitted!

    Gallery Opening and Awards Ceremony - May 7, 2015 - Kinsey Gallery - 5:00 p.m.

    In the College of Arts and Sciences, our passion for understanding the global community influences all we do. We encourage our students to actively engage with diverse cultures around the world through faculty-led programs abroad, language studies, partnerships around the globe, service learning, International Studies, student and faculty exchanges, internships, Xavier Global House, and most recently, the Global Awareness Program. Arts and Sciences has led the university in its effort to develop an international focus. 

    The annual Imagining the World: Study Abroad and International Photography Competition highlights our college's participation in the global community. Through this contest, students capture more than a moment in their experience—they share with us a very personal window into a world. Students currently enrolled at Seattle University who have participated in a study abroad program while attending SU, or are currently international students attending SU, are invited to submit photos that address the theme: "Imagining the World." Entries should go beyond the "postcard" and express the student's vision and understanding of life in the host country.

    • Photographs will be judged on technical merit and how well they address the theme of the contest.
    • All photographs submitted are eligible for inclusion in the 'Imagining the World' photography book and exhibit at the Kinsey Gallery, open to the campus community and public during Spring Quarter.
    • Winners and honorable mention contestants will be honored at the Annual Awards Ceremony and Artists Reception
    • All submissions must be delivered to the reception desk at the Dean's Office of the College of Arts and Sciences, Casey Building, 1 west, by Friday, December 5, 2014.


    Study Abroad Student Submission:
    First Prize: $500
    Second Prize: $300
    Third Prize: $200

    International Student Submission:
    First Prize: $500

    The award ceremony and opening reception for the 2014 competition is May 7, 2015, 5:00 p.m., Kinsey Gallery. All the winning and honorable mention photographs will be on display in the Kinsey Gallery.

    View Images Books of 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Competitions!

    The Imagining the World Photography Competition is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences at Seattle University. The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to educating students for living and working in a global community.

    Congratulations to the 2013 Winners

    • First place: Erica Snyder-Drummond, class of 2015, for her photo “In the Mosque,” taken in Casablanca, Morocco. Snyder-Drummond, an International Studies and French major, participated in the French in France Program.
    • Second place: Brian Cunningham, class of 2015, for his photo “La Doña Maria,” taken in Zinacantán, Chiapas, Mexico. Cunningham, a Film Studies and Spanish major, participated in the Latin American Studies program. 
    • Third place: Felix Hidaja, class of 2014, for his photo “The Champion,” taken in Siena, Italy. Hidajat, a Photography Major, participated in the Book Art in Siena program.