Photo Contest

The University of Michigan International Institute (II) photo contest is open to all students affiliated with the institute and its 17 centers and programs. Photos must be taken in conjunction with research, study, or an internship (related to the International Institute or one of its centers or programs) completed abroad between August 2014–August 2015. For more information: 

2015 Contest Rules and Guidelines


Three categories of photos may be submitted: Student Work, Theme, and Go Blue!

  • Go Blue! : Send us a photo of you, or someone else, showing U-M pride abroad (clothing, banner, logo, etc.).
  • The World is Your Classroom : Photos that apply to any facet of your research, work, or study abroad (either inside or outside the classroom). 
  • Theme : "Not Just a Tourist" : Photos submitted should illustrate what you stumble upon when embracing your experience abroad and immersing yourself in the culture. Capture the memorable moments, people, and events that you won't soon forget.


Go Blue!: $200 and the winning photo will be featured on the II website

The World is Your Classroom: First Prize - $300; Second Prize - $200; Third Prize - $100

Theme (Not Just a Tourist): First Prize - $300; Second Prize - $200; Third Prize - $100

Judging Criteria
Photos will be judged on subject matter, composition, technical quality, creativity, and originality by a select panel of U-M staff and faculty members.