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  • Locations: Memphis, United States
  • Program Terms: Fall
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 04/01/2019 TBA TBA
Program Description:

Photo Contest 2017

The 2017 Photo Contest Theme is "Engaging with the Host Community & Culture"

The deadline to submit an entry is Friday, October 13, 2017

The Memphis and the World Photo Contest is open to all University of Memphis students, alumni, faculty, and staff who have had a recent international experience. International student entries should reflect engaging with the Memphis community and culture. 

Entries will be judged on the ability to convey a cross-cultural experience through "Engaging with Host Community & Culture" in a single photograph. This can be defined as personal interaction with the local population of the host country and/or the portrayal of the essence of your international travel experience.  

Participants may only enter one photo and the photo must be taken by the individual. All photos should be accompanied with a brief text describing the cross-cultural component of the photo. Submissions will be judged by a committee.

Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners:

1st: $100 Gift Card to the UofM Bookstore
2nd: $75 Gift Card to the UofM Bookstore
3rd: $50 Gift Card to the UofM Bookstore

Please Submit a digital jpeg file of the photo to the online application by the deadline with a completed entry form. Entries will be on display at the Ned R. McWherter Library Rotunda during International Education Week, November 14-18.

To begin an entry application, please click "apply now" at the top or bottom of this page.

2016 Winners
Roxanne Photo 1st Place
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
By Roxane Coche

University of Memphis students were waiting to pick up their Rio 2016 work uniforms in Cidade do Samba, a complex used by samba schools to prepare for carnival. While a music group was practicing, a few Brazilian kids started dancing and taught UofM students some classic Brazilian moves.
Miller 2 2nd Place
Havana, Cuba
By Jessica Miller

I took this picture with two ladies who were dancers. They were to portray a god and godess from the Religion of Santeria which we learned about in the course and also in Cuba. They were the best and most entertaining of all the other dancers and instead of payment for taking a photo with me they settled for two packs of gum which made them smile.
Robinson Photo 3rd Place
London, United Kingdom
By Kimani Robinson

This photo was taken at the very moment i became a fan of the Manchester United Football club, the team where the famous David Beckham started his soccer career. As a sports administration masters student, I previously focused on sports most popular in America: baseball, basketball, and football. While in the United Kingdom, I embraced soccer. This photo represents me looking out on the soccer field and seeing the bigger picture in regards to European sports. 
Collins Photo People's Choice Award                                                                              
Seoul, South Korea
By Joneesha Collins

This is the entrance of Bongeunsa Temple, a Buddhist Temple located in the Gangnam district of Seoul, South Korea. Gangnam is one of the busiest areas of Seoul, and the temple stands out as a quiet place to meditate and relax. The paper lanterns above stretch throughout the entire temple and represent the deceased. Visitors are also greeted by many lotus flowers  which represent purity as they rise above the mud that they grow in to bloom beautifully.