UD Study Abroad Photo & Video Contest


UD Study Abroad Photo & Video Contest

The 2020 Study Abroad Photo and Video contest has officially closed and the Institute for Global Studies (IGS) will share additional details on next year's contest soon. In the meantime, we invite you view this year's winning entries! 

The 2020 UD Study Abroad Photo and Video Contest is now closed. Eligible students must have participated in a University of Delaware study abroad or domestic travel study program in the 2019-2020 academic year. This includes Summer '19, Fall '19, Winter '20, and Spring '20 programs.

We require all photos & videos be high resolution (2MB per image minimum), sent electronically and saved as .jpg or .mov files. You may only submit your original material.

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

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

All submissions are accepted via online submission form. 


  1. Landscape. Capture the essence and energy of the geographic settings(s) in which you studied and explored.

  2. Portraiture. Share a portrait or artistic representation of a person, persons or creature you met or observed during your travels.

  3. Flat-Lay Photography. Lay it out for us! Share a flat-lay photo of the items that best represent your study abroad experience. 

Dare to Take us There (in 60 Seconds or Less). Invite us into your study abroad experience with a 60-second (or less) video. What did you explore? Who did you meet? How did you feel?

Students were invited to submit up to two photos in each photo category and one video.

The deadline to enter the 2020 UD Study Abroad Photo & Video Contest was Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded to the best overall photo and the top three candidates in each photo category. One prize will be awarded for the best overall video. Winners will be recognized at a spring event. Winning entries will be included in IGS social media and communications, and will be displayed in an on-campus fall exhibit.


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 you. 


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Photo taken by Patrick Reyes on the 17J Granada study abroad program.