SU Students, Faculty, Staff Invited to Enter Photo Competition

Written by Karen L. Bystrom
October 24, 2018

The College of Arts and Sciences is ready to celebrate the global experiences of Seattle University students, faculty and staff with our 11th Annual Imagining the World: Study Abroad and International Photography Competition. We are now accepting submissions for this year’s awards; entry deadline is December 4, 2018. Winners and honorable mention contestants will be honored at the Annual Awards Ceremony and Artists’ Reception on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

Photo of man with a horse by James Alexander; Senior, Digital DesignCurrent students who have participated in a study abroad program while attending SU, or current international students attending SU, as well as faculty and staff, are invited to submit photos that address the theme, "Imagining the World." International students are invited to enter photos of their experiences in the United States.

The submission forms are here.

The entries in each of the student categories, Study Abroad and International Students, are eligible to win first prize ($500), second prize ($300), and third prize ($200). The Faculty Study Aboard category offers one winning prize ($250.) 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.

Photo of Space Needle and Chihuly glass sculpture by Ning Zhou (Chihuly Glass Museum, Seattle, WA)The annual juried competition highlights the College of Arts and Science’s participation in the global community. Through this contest, students, faculty, and staff capture more than a moment in their experience—they share a very personal window into a world. Successful entries go beyond the "postcard" and express the photographer’s vision and understanding of life in the country visited. A panel of professional photographers judge the photos on technical merit and how well they address the contest theme.

In the College of Arts and Sciences, our passion for understanding the global community influences all we do. We encourage our students, faculty, and staff 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, and Xavier Global House. Arts and Sciences has led the university in its effort to develop our international focus.

2017-18 Photos. Top: First Place in the Study Abroad Category: James Alexander, Digital Design major for "Focused.” First Place in the International Student Category: Master of Fine Arts Leadership student Sharon Zhou for "Space Needle with Chihuly Flowers"