Study Abroad Photo & Video Contest

UD Study Abroad Photo & Video Contest

The 2023 Study Abroad Photo & Video Contest will open this spring. If you're currently abroad, now is the time to capture all the special moments!

View winners of the 2022 contest

Decorated wall in Granada, Spain
View Past Winning Photos (Note: This year's categories are different than those from past years.)

Living, Learning & Loving the Location

Last year's contest theme was Living, Learning & Loving the Location.

We asked students to make the categories their own. We provided examples of the kinds of photos that could fit into each category, but we were excited to see how students defined them for themselves! 

A view from a student's window in Madrid, Spain
View from a student's window in Madrid, Spain



Share a portrait or artistic repre- sentation of the people, creatures, and places that became part of your life while you were abroad. These could include your favorite garden to study in, the stray cat you fed on the way to class every morning, the locals you hung out with in the cafe on the corner, or anything else that gives us insight into your personal experience while abroad. 


Outdoor class in New Zealand



Show us the academic side of your study abroad program: your outdoor classroom, community service project, faculty-led excursion, or anything else that gives us a sense of the experiential learning that those of us back in Delaware might not be able to imagine. 




View of mountains & icebergs in Argentina


Loving the Location 

Capture the essence and energy of the geographic settings(s) in which you studied and explored. Show us the beautiful views you got to enjoy, whether urban, rural, or something in between. These landscape photos may include people or creatures, but the location should be the focal point.



The 2022 UD Study Abroad Photo Contest ended on April 10, 2022. This year's contest did not include videos.

Eligible students must have participated in a University of Delaware study abroad or domestic travel study program in the 2021-2022 academic year. This includes Fall '21, Winter '22, and Spring '22 programs.

You must follow the submission rules described below. You may only submit your original material. 

Media may be edited in any manner the photographer sees fit. All work will be judged on the basis of photographic quality and subject material.

CGPS reserves the right to disqualify any student who submits media including the use of alcohol, tobacco or any other inappropriate material. In addition, CGPS will not consider photos or videos of students taking part in activities with more than minimal risk (ie. skydiving or any similar activity).  

We require all photos be high resolution (2MB per image minimum), sent electronically and saved as .jpg files. 

Students are invited to submit up to two photos in each photo category and may submit the same photo for multiple categories.

All submissions will be accepted via an online submission form.

The deadline to enter the 2022 UD Study Abroad Photo Contest was Friday, April 10, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Winners will be announced by the beginning of May.

Six prizes will be awarded: The best overall photo in each category will receive $75 and runner up will receive $25. The top winner in each category will receive a framed photograph of their successful submission.

Winners will be recognized at the end of the 2022 spring semester. Winning entries will be featured in CGPS social media and communications, and will be printed and displayed in the new CGPS Study Abroad House at 121 E. Delaware Avenue on the UD Newark campus.

Social Media:

All members of the UD community are invited to contribute to the story of study abroad by including #UDAbroad in your posts. In addition, like and mention @UDGlobal on Instagram and Twitter to appear on official University social media.

Remember to use good judgment when creating posts as content can go anywhere on the Internet, and represent the University, as well as yourself. 



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