study_abroad_contestThe Arkansas magazine is hosting a Study Abroad Photo Contest for students and recent graduates of the University of Arkansas in an effort to highlight the University’s robust study abroad programs in a highly visual and student-centered way.

Update (February 8, 2010):

Photographs must have been shot by the entrant between January 1, 2003, and the end of the contest, April 26, 2010, therefore recent graduates and current students who participated in study abroad during the specified period are eligible. Make sure to read our official rules for entry.

Update (October 22, 2009):

Students and recent graduates are eligible to enter their best photos from a University of Arkansas-sponsored study abroad experience in one of three categories for a chance to win great prizes, including a camera provided by Bedford Camera & Video and an Individual Life Membership in the Arkansas Alumni Association. The category winners will have their photo published in a future issue of Arkansas, the magazine of the Arkansas Alumni Association.

The Association has selected a distinguished panel of judges that includes Michael Peven, an art professor and photography teacher at the University of Arkansas; Art Meripol BA’77, a senior photographer for Southern Living Magazine; and Russell Cothren, longtime University of Arkansas photographer and photo editor.

Submit Your Photos via Email

Send your photos to

When composing your email, write the title of the photo and the category in the subject line.

In the body of your email include your full name, major, hometown, study abroad location & date of photo, along with a short story (250 words or less) about your study abroad experience.

Submitting Via Cell-Phone

If you have a camera phone, you can also submit photos via text message (with the same information above). Instead of entering a phone number, enter – most modern cell phones with text message plans are able to do this.

Photo Categories Are:

  • People – Individuals from all walks of life.
  • Physical – Plants, animals, landscapes, geology, topography or climate.
  • Arts – Ceremonies, artifacts, works of art and architecture.

Submissions are due by April 26, 2010 to be considered eligible for entry. By submitting your photo, you indicate that you have read and agree to the official rules and terms.