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International Photo Contest 2018

collage of international learning images

You've travelled abroad - now share your experience!

Western International is hosting a photo contest for all students who have participated in Western-sanctioned international experiences in the previous academic year (September 2017 to August 2018). How did your international experience shape your understanding of identity, people and place?

Submit your Photo online by October 29, 2018

Share with us up to 2 photos in any of the following Categories:


Sweeping cityscapes, monuments, rolling hills; we are looking for your favourite landscape photo from your international experience.

People & Culture

Portraits or action shots of people you interacted with while abroad.

International Learning

Show us where you studied, where you worked, or perhaps a project you contributed to while abroad. Be creative, and share with us a dynamic photo highlighting your professional, academic or personal learning gained from your international experience.

The panel will select the top 3 photos in the Landscapes, People & Culture, and International Learning categories, which will then be displayed at the Go Abroad Fair in the Mustang Lounge during International Week (November 13, 2018).

Judging Panel

Jessica Cordes – Western Heads East & International Internships Coordinator
Jessica co-developed the Critical and Ethical Global Engagement online and face-to-face pre-departure workshops. She is a member of the Anti-Oppressive Practice Group here on campus, and has travelled to over 30 countries worldwide.

Frank Neufeld – Graphic Designer & Photographer – Western Communications and Public Affairs
Frank is an award-winning visual communicator creating content in a variety of disciplines, including graphic design, illustration, photography and video. His photography work focuses on environmental portraiture, bringing studio lighting on location to offer full creative control.

Alyssa Szilagyi – Assistant Coordinator, International Learning
Alyssa has participated in numerous International Learning opportunities during her time as a student at Western University. She went on Exchange to the University of Leeds, United Kingdom, and has acted as an International Learning Ambassador, as well as an English Conversation Program Leader.

Fan Favourite

In addition, all photo submissions that meet the criteria above will be included in the Fan Favourite category.  This interactive category allows your peers, colleagues, friends, and family to vote on their favourite photo of all submissions!  

The photos will be displayed on the International Learning Facebook page with voting of most ‘likes’/’loves’ beginning on November 6, 2018. Voting will close on November 16, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. with a winner announced for the Fan Favourite category.

Photo Contest Entry

A maximum of 2 entries per student are allowed for the entire contest.  You may choose to submit two photos in the same category or in different categories (Landscapes, People & Culture, International Learning).

Complete the Online Entry Form

Prizes will be awarded to winners within all categories!