Imagining The World Photography Competition

Imagining the World

Study Abroad and International Photography Competition

2019-20 Call For Entries

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 engage actively 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 an international focus.

This annual photography competition highlights our college'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 the world they explore.

The award recipients’ photos are included 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 are also recognized at the Annual Awards Ceremony and Artists Reception.

2018 Imagining the World Awards

2018-19 Winners with Dean David Powers (l to r) Yibo Sheng, Marc Cohen, Annie Johnson, Rhagad Ashoor, Hilary Sturgeon, Emily LaRoche, Taylor Maihui, Hallie McPherson, and Nils Gollersrud.

See the photos and read more about the photographers here.

Study Abroad

  • First Place: Hillary Sturgeon, International Studies, “Fiesta de la Trashumancia”
  • Second Place: Emily LaRoche, Environmental Studies and Photography, “Chess in the Bath”
  • Third Place: Annie Jamison, International Studies and French, “Caught in a Swiss Parade”

International Students

  • First Place: Raghad Ashoor, Civil Engineering, “Seattle Freeze”
  • Second Place: Yibo Sheng, Computer Science, “Aurora”
  • Third Place: Crystal (Sujung) Choi, PMBA Albers School of Business, “Blue, green and piece of my mind”


  • Marc Cohen, Management/Philosophy, “Shenzhen Port (Yantian)”


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