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 Calling all Loyola Photographers for the Ninth Loyola International Photo Contest! 

Deadline April 4, 2018 

Did you take that perfect photo abroad? Submit it for a chance to win a $100 Travel voucher for travel anywhere in the world. Finalists will have their work shown for a week in the Danna Center April 17-20. Winners of the juried competition will be announced on April 18 tentatively at the International Soiree Event.  Winners of the Social Media Fan favorites will be announced on Tuesday, April 24.

Eligible Participants:  Loyola students, staff, faculty, and alumni.Goat

Content of Photos: Select your best photos taken outside of your home country. International students at Loyola can submit pictures of the US.

  • Photos should tell the audience about a host culture abroad or about your experience abroad. Photos can include portraits of residents, local cuisine, local activities, traditions and rituals, from daily life to holidays, festivals, special occasions, landscapes, landmarks, other photos that capture the unique environment of a foreign country or show students immersion in the culture abroad. 

NOTE: Only moderate alterations in Photoshop are allowed.


First round finalist photos will be projected in the One Loyola Room April 17-20. Second round juried finalists will have prints of their work displayed tentatively at the International Soiré on Wednesday, April 18. Second round juried finalists will receive a copy of their print.  Fan Favorite winners will be notified on April 24.

Four winners will be selected. Winners will be notified via email, announced on social media, and receive the following prizes:

  1. Fan Favorite: $100 Travel voucher for the photo with the most likes and shares on the Loyola Study Abroad Facebook and Instagram combined.
  2. Fan Favorite, Runner-up: The photo with the second most likes and shares on the Loyola Study Abroad Facebook and Instagram combined. Prize is still being determined, stay posted for updates!
  3. First Prize Juried selection: $100 Travel voucher
  4. Runner-Up Juried selection: Prize is still being determined, stay posted for updates! 

Jury: Photos will be judged by a committee of professional and amateur photographers. The best photos will be selected for display.

Important Dates

  • Photo submission deadline: Wednesday, April 4.Looking for Water
  • Finalist notification: Wednesday, April 11
    • Finalist photos will be displayed on our Instagram account @loynoabroad and on our Facebook page in an album called “International Photo Contest 2018"
    • Participants selected as first and second round finalists will be notified via email.
  • Juried Show Winners announcement at the International Soirée on Wednesday, April 18
  • Fan Favorite Voting: Tuesday, April 17 – Friday, April 20
  • CIE will post finalist photos to Loyola’s Study Abroad Facebook and Instagram

For the Fan Favorite prizes, the photos with the most cumulative “Likes” and “Shares” on the Loyola Study Abroad Facebook page and Instagram page will win.


Remember to share the link to your photos on Loyola’s Facebook and Instagram pages so that your friends and family can rack up votes for your chance to win!


  • Finalists Slideshow in One Loyola Room: Tuesday, April 17 - Friday April 20
  • Fan Favorite Winners Announcement - Tuesday, April 24

Prints for second round juried finalists will be displayed at Loyola Scholarship Fundraiser Event. Bring your friends and family to see your work!

How to Submit:

Submit your photos along with Required Information to by noon on Wednesday, April 4.

  • Up to 5 images can be submitted.
  • File format: Photo files must be JPEG, TIFF, or PNG, at least 300 dpi resolution  - at least 2500 pixels on the shortest side (most smart phone cameras meet this)
  • Photo files must be titled with the photographer's first and last initials, photo title, and submission number. Example for "Jane Doe""
    • JD_RioCarnavalDancers_1
    • JD_Cordovado_2
  • Required Information should be put into the body of the email:
    • Full Name
    • Connection to Loyola (student, staff, faculty, alumni)
    • Graduation year for students and alumn
    • Are you on Instagram? If so, what is your handle?
    • Photo title and number
    • Photo category (Culture and Identity or Wolf Pack Pride)
    • Photo description (1-3 sentences about the photo, including where and when it was taken) 

Terms and Conditions

  • Participants must be Loyola students, staff, faculty, and alumni.
  • Photos must have been taken within the past 3 years and be your original work.
  •  Participant must be the sole author and owner of the copyright for all photos submitted.
  • Loyola University New Orleans does not accept any liability for the publication of unlawfully reproduced images

The Center for International Education reserves the following rights:

  • the right to edit any descriptions for length and/or suitability
  • the right to reprint and display submitted photographs
  • the right to use any of the submitted photographs for University publications, print or web, acknowledging the owner but not financially compensating the owner for their use

For more information, contact or call (504)864-7550.