Hello UGA Study Abroad participants, students who have traveled or worked abroad, and International Students at UGA!

Here’s a final reminder about tomorrow's submission deadline for the OIE 2009 International Photo & Video Contest at UGA.

You have until FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30th at 5:00 pm to submit up to 2 photos and 1 video for competition.

Prizes include gift certificates to local restaurants and other surprise goodies!

CONTEST HIGHLIGHTS can be reviewed the bottom of this message, and our website has ALL the details and the entry form for you to download:

IMPORTANT NOTE for last minute submissions: With less than 24 hours left, you may not receive a reply for your submission before the 5:00 deadline. This means it is especially important for you to get your submission right the first time! A handful of submissions so far have been too small, or the entry form has been missing or unreadable. Be SURE your photos are submitted in an acceptable size and format according to contest guidelines (jpg format, file size from 350 KB to 5 MB). Also be sure that your entry form is attached as a word document (.doc or .docx file extension).

If you have any problems downloading the entry form, the 'Download Forms' page on the contest website has been updated with several trouble shooting tips to help you out.

You can e-mail the contest coordinator at [log in to unmask] if you have any questions, but unfortunately there is no guarantee that you will receive a reply before the deadline.


Eligibility: The contest is open to all UGA students who have studied, worked, or traveled outside the United States and all international students who are currently studying at UGA.

Prizes: Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for both photo categories and a grand prize will be awarded to the video winner. Prizes include gift certificates to local restaurants and other surprise goodies!

2009 Categories:

- Student Engagement Photo Category: photographs that communicate a cross-cultural experience by featuring a UGA student (or students) interacting globally with people, places, and/or cultures.

- Creative Expression Photo Category: photographs that exhibit originality and artistic merit while promoting international understanding (can include landscapes, portraits, events, still life, etc.)

- Video Category: To promote international understanding, while inspiring and educating others about the value of study abroad.

Awards Ceremony: Winners will be announced at Campus Coffee Hour, held on Friday November 20, 2009 in Memorial Hall Ballroom. The entire event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. featuring prizes, a silent auction, food, and more! All the photo submissions will be on display at Coffee Hour so guests can vote for the People’s Choice Award! You don’t have to attend the event in order to win. People’s Choice Voting and Silent Auction Bidding will only be open from 11:30 to 12:30.

Again, for complete contest rules, an entry form, tips on creating a video, and pictures from previous year’s contests, visit:

Thanks and we look forward to seeing all the beautiful colors, people, and places from your travels!


Lila R. Grisar
Photo Contest Coordinator
Graduate Assistant
Office of Study Abroad
University of Georgia

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