Photo Contest

The 2014 Picture This! Photo Contest is now closed.
Stay tuned for more information about next year's contest.

Share your experience of living and learning abroad!

Cultural Vistas exchange program participants and alumni are invited to participate in our third annual Picture This! Photo Contest. More than $1,000 in prizes will be awarded to the top submissions, including an iPad Air.

Few experiences can rival that of seeing and experiencing the everyday life of another culture. Photos will be judged on how well they capture that experience and tell a powerful story.

Deadline: December 8, 2014

enter contest

contest rules

Submissions will be judged on originality, creativity, composition, and photo quality, and may be made in any of the following categories:

Building Careers

How has your exchange program helped you develop professionally and learn new skills? We want to see you in the field, learning by doing as you connect with colleagues and work on projects you're passionate about.

Citizen Diplomacy

Citizen diplomats create shared understanding by connecting one-on-one with individuals in another culture. Show us your own meaningful interactions as you form relationships and engage with new friends during your exchange experience.

All Together Now

You meet so many amazing people while abroad - let us see all your smiling faces! Share your favorite group shots with us.

Language, Culture & Customs

Holiday celebrations, traditional meals or dances, interesting people or crazy landmarks... What do you find unique about your host city or country?


During your exchange experience you explored the unknown, observed different approaches, formed new ideas, and broadened your horizons. Share some of those discoveries with us!

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