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!

Past Contest Categories include:

Study Abroad Students Only:

World as Your Classroom-Photo Category: 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-Photo Category: 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:

International Student Selfie Category: 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!

International Student Experience: photo sharing student's culture with their campus (SUNY Cortland) or experiencing U.S. culture outside of the campus.


Both Study Abroad and International Students:

Study Abroad in 60 Seconds-Video Category: 30 seconds-2 minutes video highlighting your experience studying in a different country. Videos should not contain any copyrighted material including music. To find copyright-free music, use a source like:

Entering the Photo Contest is easy:

More information about entering the Photo Contest will be sent to eligible students in Fall 2021. 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 ASC Grant)

Fall 2020 Study Abroad Photo Contest

The International Programs Office is happy to present the winners of the Fall 2020 Study Abroad Photo Contest!! Thank you to everyone who submitted content and to everyone who voted!

World As Your Classroom Category


The Faces of Study Abroad Category

Study Abroad in 60 Seconds Video Category

Other Photo Contest Opportunities

Check here for other photo contest opportunities as they appear. Past contests have included the Spring 2020 study abroad photo contest and the Class of 2020 Graduation Sash Contest. See below for photos from those contests.


Class of 2020 Graduation Sash Contest

Spring 2020 Study Abroad Photo Contest