Photo Contest

Each semester the Office for Education Abroad sponsors a study abroad photo contest entitled "Johnnies and Bennies Around the World" (co-sponsored by the Admission Office) for all students who have studied abroad. 

Again for this year, there will be a prize awarded for the Best Group Shot of at least 4 or more CSB/SJU students showcasing their time abroad.  CSB/SJU is looking for photos that are beyond your typical group shot of Bennies and Johnnies smiling and standing in rows.  CSB/SJU want photos that displays your study abroad program in an unique way.  This may include using great landmarks, showing off CSB/SJU apparel, so look at your photos you took while abroad and make sure to enter with your BEST group shot!  For other submission information, read below. 

DEADLINE: TBD

Submission Criteria

  • You can enter as many photos as you may like.
  • Each entry needs your name, photo, title, and description in order to be considered.
  • Eligible students must have participated in a CSB/SJU study abroad program
  • Entries become the property of CSB/SJU Office for Education Abroad

Suggestions for Great Entries

  • Johnnies and Bennies interacting and mixing of cultures with people from all over the world
  • The best images clearly "show" an international setting or some indication of the specific setting.
  • Picture should be a clear, crisp photo with good lighting.
  • Photos of professors instructing students would be great ... just step back from the group and take some shots.
  • Photos with students posing are fine, but we prefer photos where (at least it appears) that students aren't aware of the camera.

JUDGING

The top Ten Finalists will be determined by the OEA staff and student workers.  The top ten finalists will be posted here. You and campus community will then be asked to determine the PEOPLE'S CHOICE winner. The Best Group Shot may or may not be a part of the top ten finalists.

PRIZES 

 Winners will be announced via email.

Submitted photos become property of CSB/SJU.  By submitting your photograph(s), you permit CSB/SJU to use your name in conjunction with the photo(s) used to promote our programs in any and all media. CSB/SJU has the right to determine the future use of the photos.

PRIZES DISTRIBUTION BELOW:

People's Choice-$145 CSB/SJU Bookstore gift certificate
2nd-$100  CSB/SJU Bookstore gift certificate
3rd-$75 CSB/SJU Bookstore gift certificate
Best Group Shot -$50 CSB/SJU Bookstore gift certificate

FAQ

  • WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME? Great prizes! And the opportunity to display your creative work while promoting study abroad.
  • WHEN AND WHERE WILL THE PHOTOS APPEAR? Photos will be displayed on our Web site and will be part of an international study exhibit on the CSB/SJU campuses. In addition, the colleges use them for general publications and for the international study brochure. They could be used on the Web and in advertisements. By submitting the photos you are giving us permission to use them.
  • I HAVE SOME GREAT SHOTS THAT DON'T HAVE CSB/SJU STUDENTS IN THEM. SHOULD I SUBMIT THEM? Yes. However, we generally prefer photos that include CSB/SJU students.
  • HOW MANY SHOULD I SUBMIT? As many as you like, but try and pick out your best photos for submission. Remember that you need to complete a submission for EACH photo.
  • WILL I BE CREDITED FOR THE PHOTO IF IT IS USED? Sometimes yes and sometimes no. We do keep your name attached to our digital file, but not all brochures are set up to provide the photography credit.