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2023 Photo Contest

Entry Requirements:

  • Photos must be taken during Drexel Study Abroad experience from Spring 2022 through Winter 2023 (including Intensive Course Abroad participants; excludes co-op abroad and NCEA participants)
  • Submission Requirements:
    • Limit of 3 photo submissions per person*
    • You must be present in at least one photo
    • At least one photo must be from the country where you studied abroad
    • You must designate one photo to be your "preferred" submission in the instance that we receive too many submissions and must limit voting
    • Each photo must have a caption of 10 words or less
  • Photo must be saved as “last name_first name_city_country_3 word title”**
  • Each student can only win once (e.g. 1st place cannot also win 2nd place)

*Reminder to students on ethical photography: we ask that students do not submit photos containing images of alcohol, high-risk recreational activities, and/or minors (persons under-18). We reserve the right to reject a photo submission that does not adhere to these requirements.

**All photos submitted to the photo contest are the property of the Office of Global Engagement and may be used in future marketing materials.


  • Feb 6, 2023: Submissions open
  • Feb 20, 2023: Submissions due
  • Feb 27, 2023: Voting begins on Instagram stories (@drexelstudyabroad)


  • Voting will take place on Instagram stories 
  • It will be designed like a bracket, taking place in rounds, and the winners of each round will continue onto the next, and so forth!
  • All photos will be randomly put head-to-head with another photo(s). 


  • First Place: $100 Amazon Gift Card
  • Second Place: $75 Amazon Gift Card
  • Third Place: $50 Amazon Gift Card
  • Honorable Mentions: 2 swag bags of Study Abroad merch

Submit Your Photos

2022 Photo Contest Winner

1st Place

Prathamesh Mantri, "Documenting the Rathyatra (Festival of Chariots)", London, UK

2nd Place

Najifa Zaman, "Walking with kings and queens," Seoul, South Korea 

3rd Place

Steven Kearns, "Il Duomo against the sunset," Milan, Italy

Previous Winners (2020)

1st Place 

Polly Ho

Polly Ho
"First time paragliding"

2nd Place

Humna Chaudhry

Humna Chaudhry
"The Gates of Heaven with Mount Batur Hidden Behind the Clouds"

3rd Place

Jacky Tsang

Jacky Tsang
"Let's be Seoul-mates"