Photo & Video Contest

Study Abroad and International Student Photo Contests

Annual Fall Study Abroad and International Student Photo Contest

Open to all students who studied abroad during the previous fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters of that year, as well as, International Students who are currently at SUNY Cortland during that Fall semester.

We know you took a lot of fabulous photos  - enter your favorite photos and have a chance to win!

Contest Categories include:

World as Your Classroom (Study Abroad Students): A photo that captures unique cultural comparisons, observations, or academic insights you gained outside of a traditional classroom space. *You do not have to be in this photo. 

The Faces of Study Abroad (Study Abroad Students): A photo of yourself from your study abroad experience. This photo can include others and can be from your travels to other locations while studying abroad. *You must be in this photo.

International Students Only:

Capture the Moment (International Students): A photo of International students either in the United States or abroad. Wearing Cortland logos or holding a cutout of Blaze the Red Dragon are a plus!

World of Wonder (International Students): A photo sharing student's experiencing their campus (SUNY Cortland) or experiencing U.S. culture outside of the campus.

Live Like a Local (Study Abroad + International Students): A photo of a student's experience participating in the local culture!

Entering the Photo Contest is easy:

More information about entering the Photo Contest will be sent to eligible students in Fall 2024. Questions? Email for more information.

For contest guidelines, see Study Abroad Photo Contest Guidelines.

There will be prizes for 1st Place, Runner-Up, Popular Choice and Honorable Mentions in each category. The winning photos/videos will be displayed on campus.

We look forward to receiving your entries!

(All awards provided courtesy of the CAS Grant)

Fall 2023 Study Abroad Photo Contest

The International Programs Office is happy to present the winners of the Fall 2023 Study Abroad Photo Contest. Thank you to everyone who submitted content and to everyone who voted!

World As Your Classroom Category

Maya Iwanejko's photo contest submission

View the World as Your Classroom photo contest winners

The Faces of Study Abroad Category

Meghan Goparaju writing on a blackboard

View The Faces of Study Abroad photo contest winners

Capture the Moment Category

Claas Hebenstreit photo contest submission

View the Capture the Moment photo contest winners

World of Wonder Category

Johannes Betz photo submission

View the World of Wonder photo contest winners

Live Like a Local Category

Photo submission

View the Live Like a Local photo contest winners