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Study Abroad Media Contests

Every semester, the Office of Study Abroad and Global Learning invites study abroad alumni to submit their best photos and videos to the Study Abroad Media Contests. 

Eligibility

Fall contest: Degree-seeking WKU students who studied abroad during the previous spring or summer terms

Spring contest: Degree-seeking WKU students who studied abroad during the previous fall or winter terms

Submission deadlines

Fall: October 31st at midnight CST
Spring: March 31st at midnight CST

Initial voting for the Photo and the Video contest will be done within the SAGL office to determine 5-6 finalist for each category. Voting for the winners will take place on the SAGL Facebook page during November and April. The winning media pieces will be featured on the SAGL social media outlets and website.

Photo Contest

Share your best photos with the Office of Study Abroad and Global Learning for a chance to win $200!

Categories:

WKU Global Classroom: captures educational engagement, including research or internship experiences

Cultural Encounters: captures interactions with local residents and the host culture

New Horizons: landscapes and cityscapes

Hilltoppers Abroad: WKU students showing their Hilltopper pride (must contain WKU logo or red towel)

Thank-You WKU: WKU students conveying a heart-felt thank-you to faculty, staff, and donors who helped make their experience possible

Maximum number of submissions: up to 5 photos per student, limit of 3 per category

Image requirements:

  • At least 1 MB in size
  • Saved as: 

last name.first name _location_term_category.jpg

(ex: smith.john_london.england.unitedkingdom_ spring2014_hilltoppersabroad.jpg)

  • Must have been taken during the student's study abroad program by the student submitting the photo unless he or she is featured in the photo (Obtain permission from the photographer). If multiple people are in the photo clarify if any of the others will be submitting the same photo. Photo's submitted by multiple students will be disqualified. 

Images which do not meet this criteria will be disqualified from the contest but may be considered for use in SAGL promotional materials. 

Selection Criteria:

Image quality: Images should be high resolution, in focus, with good composition, etc.

Suitability for use in SAGL marketing materials: features positive aspects of the student's experience, interactions between people, cultural and educational engagement, red towel photos, etc.

Must meet the standards of the student code of conduct. Photos may not feature prohibited activities, drugs, alcohol, violence, nudity, etc.

Submission Instructions: attach photos and the Media Release Form in an email to wkustudyabroad@gmail.com with one-sentence captions for each photo in body of email.

Prizes: the student who submitted the photo with the most votes in each category receives a $200 scholarship!

Video Contest

Got video skills? Enter the Study Abroad Video Contest for a chance to win $300!

Maximum number of submissions: up to 3 videos per program

Video requirements:

  • 30 seconds to 3 minutes in length
  • Must be edited
  • Must have a title page and include your name, the name and location of your program, and the term you studied abroad
  • Must have a thank-you page that includes the offices that helped make your experience possible
  • Must be uploaded to YouTube

Selection Criteria:

Video quality: well produced and edited, good image and sound quality
Theme: all images, music, words and text should tie together to convey one unified theme

Suitability for use in SAGL marketing materials: features positive aspects of the student's experience, people interactions, cultural and educational engagement, etc.

Must meet the standards of the student code of conduct. Photos and videos may not feature prohibited activities, drugs, alcohol, violence, nudity, etc.

Submission instructions: send the link to your YouTube video(s) along with the Media Release Form in an email to wkustudyabroad@gmail.com 

Prize: the winner will receive a $300 scholarship!

 Photo Contest Hall of Fame

 

Spring 2015 Hilltoppers Abroad Winner

Spring 2015 Hilltoppers Abroad Winner, United Kingdom (England)

Spring 2015 Global Classroom Winner

Spring 2015 Global Classroom Winner, Belize

Spring 2015 New Horizons Winner

Spring 2015 New Horizons Winner, United Kingdom (Wales)

Spring 2015 Thank You Photo Winner

Spring 2015 Thank You WKU Winner, United Kingdom (England)

Cultural Encounter Example

Cultural Encounters Example, Ghana

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