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Global Hornets Photo Contest

Do you have compelling photos from your study abroad, domestic study away, or international student study, or other global experience? Ready to win a prize? Submit an entry to the Global Hornets Photo Contest. Below is the official rules and timeline for the contest. We can't wait to see your submissions! 

Submission Deadline
Photos must be submitted by September 4, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. 
Enter here! Make sure you read the guidelines below prior to entering. 

  • Enter the photo contest here from  August 21-September 4, 2019
  • Photos will be displayed from September 15-October 4, 2019 in the Dillard Lobby. 
  • Different rounds of voting will take place on Social Media 
    • First round of voting will take place on @LynchburgCGE Facebook page from September 15- September 23, 2019
    • Final round of voting will take place on @LynchburgCGE Instagram page from September 24-October 2, 2019
    • Winners will be announced by the end of International Education Week on October 4, 2019. 


Stories: Submit a photo that tells a story about your global experience and/or what global engagement means to you. This could be about a particular activity or experience that you had abroad, how an opportunity or challenge shaped your intercultural understanding or development, how your actions affected those around you, or other moments of engaged learning.

States: Submit a photo that shows global engagement and encountering difference within the United States. This is the perfect for category for international/exchange students to share highlights of their experience in the United States or for students that have participated in a domestic study away experience. 

Scenes: Submit a photo that tells a story through natural landscapes or urban scenes.

* All entries will be submitted to the People's Choice Award. See more information in ' Voting & Winning' below. 

How To Enter
  1. Make sure to read the Eligibility and Submission Guidelines below before entering. 
  2. To enter, please fill out this google form. You will need the following information: 
    • Your name 
    • Email 
    • Status (Student/Faulty/Staff)
    • Category selection (see below for category descriptions)
    • Program name (if applicable) and/or location of photo (city/country)
    • A brief description or caption (25 words or less) 
    • Photo (jpeg format)
Eligibility & Submission Guidelines 
  1. Lynchburg students, alumni, faculty, and staff are invited to participate. Center for Global Education (CGE)  staff are not eligible to win but are still encouraged to submit photos. 
  2. Submissions are limited to one photo per person. In other words, you can only submit one photo to one category. All submissions will automatically be nominated for the People's Choice Award. For more information on this scroll down to 'Voting & Winning' 
  3. Photos must have been taken within the past year. 
  4. Photos must be original and taken by you. You must have the right to distribute and take credit for the photos you submit. 
  5. Consent of every individual depicted in each photo is required. Please do not submit photos of children or others who have not given consent to be photographed if you can see their faces. 
  6. Photos can be from study, research, vacation, or daily life both abroad and in the United States. Photos submitted from the United States should be submitted to the 'States category'.
  7. Please use good judgement with submitting photos. Successful photos will show encounters with difference, and engaged learning regardless of location. It is not necessary for the photo to have been taken on an Lynchburg  Study Abroad/Domestic Study Away experience; submissions from personal experiences abroad and in the U.S. are welcome. However, there must be something compelling about the photo. For instance, Chinese students celebrating the Chinese New Year with their Lynchburg friends is compelling. Friends relaxing at the lake over summer break is not. CGE staff reserves the right to accept and reject photos as they see fit. 
  8. Submissions deemed inappropriate will not be allowed to enter the contest. If you have questions about whether your photo is appropriate, please contact the CGE by emailing
  9. By submitting a photo to the contest you agree that the CGE can post the photo to social media and use the photo in promotional materials or for other purposes. 
  10. Photos must be submitted via this Google Form. 
  11. Use jpeg file format and of high resolution, suitable for a high quality enlargement. We can't print photos and display them on campus if they are low resolution. 
  12. By submitting a photo you agree to the preceding guidelines. 
Voting & Winning 

Category Winners ( Stories, States, & Scenes) 
  • Submissions will be posted to the @LynchburgCGE Facebook page from September 15- September 23. Votes can be cast at anytime during that time period. 
  • To vote simply 'like' the submission. Comments do not count as votes, and likes must be to the original photo- not a shared post
  • One person may vote for as many submissions as they like, but may not vote for the same submission more than once. 
  • The submissions in each category that receive the most likes will be the category winners. Contestants can not win more than one category. 
Winners will win a swag bag and gift card to the campus store!

People's Choice Award Winner 
  • The top 5 submissions, not including category winners, that received the most likes on Facebook will be posted to @LynchburgCGE Instagram page on September 24. Votes can be cast from September 24 - October 2. 
  • To vote, like the post. Comments do not count as votes and likes must to for the original post.
  • One person may vote for as many photos as they like but may not vote for a photo more than once
  • The post with the most likes will be our People's Choice Award winner.
Winner will win a swag bag and gift card to the campus store!

University of Lynchburg Center for Global Education