Global Studies Photo Contest

Did you study abroad in the past year? Submit one of your best travel photos to our annual photo contest!

  • Photo Contest Winners

    Check out the 2017 winners!


    Details & Eligibility

    Each year, the Office of Global Studies sponsors a photo contest for students to show us where they've been!

    Photos taken abroad are often used in promotional materials for the Office of Global Studies, the St. Kate's website, and in St. Catherine University Magazine.

    To be eligible, students need to have studied abroad within the 12 months preceding the contest. For example, for the 2017 contest, students will need to have studied abroad Winter/Spring semester 2016, Summer 2016, Fall 2016 or J-term 2017.

    We choose five winners (and award great prizes!): 1st and 2nd place for Culture Connections, 1st and 2nd place for Katies Abroad, and a People's Choice Award, selected by a vote on the Global Studies Facebook page between April 3–10. Winners will be announced on April 11.

    Questions? Please e-mail us at with the subject line "Attention Peer Advisor."

  • How to ENTER

    Entry Guidelines & Form

    To enter, please follow the guidelines below.

    Submit up to two photos for each category:

    • Cultural Connections—This category gives a strong sense of the place visited and reflects a connection to the culture and/or people there.
    • Katies Abroad—Submissions should be of you, the student, during your time abroad. Show yourself representing one or all of the ideals of study abroad: academic learning, cultural learning, international awareness, sensitivity, or fun.

    Submit photos electronically—JPEG format, 2–10 MB.

    • Please submit a flash drive to the Office of Global Studies or email image files to with the subject line "Photo contest entry"
    • Make sure to title the photo, state the location and the term abroad, and include a brief description of the image using the form below.

    The 2017 contest is over.