Photo Contest 2018

Global Friendship

Making friends with people from other countries or cultures is not easy, but can be one of the most valuable experiences during your time at TAMU-CC. Hence, OIE has selected “Global Friendship” as the theme for our photo contest 2018. We invite you to share photos highlighting the friendships you have developed through your study abroad or international student activism on campus. Photos should touch on one or more of the following categories: 

  • A photo demonstrating the development of your friendship with people from another country/culture
  • A photo demonstrating the social support given to/received from friends from another country/culture
  • A photo demonstrating a new cultural perspective, or a life-changing lesson, that was developed from these friendships or from your experiences visiting another country, studying abroad or participating in international student activism on campus.


Must be a currently enrolled TAMU-CC Student within one or more of the following categories:

  • Current International Student
  • TAMU-CC Study Abroad Alumni
  • Students involved with international student organizations
  • Students who participated in other international experiences as a TAMU-CC student

 How To Prepare Your Photo?

  1. Photo
  • One entry or photo per participant
  • Photo size should be no larger than 1200x630 pixels (optimized size for Facebook posts)
  • Photo format should be a common image format such as a JPG, PNG, etc. and of the highest resolution available to you (ideally 300 dpi).
  1. Photo Caption

Every photo needs description, explanation, or caption (15 to 50 words) to help voters understand the photo

  1. Photo Release Form

Every photo submission participant must complete and submit a photo release consent form. Download and Sign in Photo Contest Entry Release Form (PCF). By signing in this form, participants grant the Office of International Education the right to use, reproduce and publish the photographs for the contest and other promotional purposes. 

 How To Submit Your Photo?

  • All participants must submit the entry requirements/documents electronically via email
  • Use the following Subject Line: International Student Photo Contest 2018 – (your name).
  • Your email should include short introduction of yourself and the caption for your photo.
  • Submission Deadline: 03/29/2018 (5 PM – CST)


  • Voting will be open to the public via the OIE Facebook page.
  • Online voting will begin on 04/02/2018 (5:00 PM- CST) and end on 04/09/2018 (5:00 PM-CST)
  • One “like” on Facebook is considered one vote.
  • Students can encourage their friends, family, and/or acquaintances to vote via Facebook; however, the likes must be generated on the photos posted via the OIE Facebook page.
  • At the close of the voting period, the entries with the top 3 highest votes will be selected for the main prize awards.


Photo winners will be announced at the Parade of Nations Event on April 12th, 2018.

Awards/Prizes will consist of:

  • One 1st prize: $150 Amazon Gift Card
  • One 2nd prize: $100 Amazon Gift Card
  • One 3rd prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card
  • Five additional participants will be selected to receive consolation prizes

The winners and their images will also be featured on OIE websites, social media, and in the University Center.

 Important deadlines

  • Deadline for entry: 03/29/2018 (5:00 PM – CST).
  • Deadline for voting: 04/09/2018 (5:00 PM – CST)
  • Winners Announced: 04/12/2018. Awards will be provided after winners have been announced on 04/12/2018.