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Photo and Video Contests

OIP holds a Study Abroad Video Contest and Returnee Reception at the beginning of each academic year.  This is an opportunity to show your study abroad footage or photo collages for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card!  The reception is a great way to meet fellow study abroad alums, share your stories and videos from your time abroad, and learn about opportunities for further international involvement.  

Contest Details

Upcoming Video Contest: TBD

Check out the Spring 2014 winner below:

Trinidad & Tobago by Beatrice Alleyne

Check out some of the videos screened at the Fall 2013 Returnee Reception by clicking on the links below!

Over the River - JFRC

The Wangfujing Scorpion – The Beijing Center

A Day in Tokyo – Sophia University

Rome 2013 – JFRC

The Best of Me – Austria and JFRC

Contest Rules and Eligibility

Students may submit one video entry, NOT to exceed 3 minutes (1 minute videos preferred).  There is no theme for this contest so feel free to get creative! Videos may focus on cultural events, what your study abroad experience meant to you, showcase the incredible food you ate or the beautiful places you visited!

*Please note that any use of copyright material that is not properly credited will be grounds for immediate dismissal from the contest.  For information on copyright laws and proper artist accreditation please visit: http://www.youtube.com/t/howto_copyright

Past Categories

Fan Favorite – all attendees at the video night event will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite video.

Best Rome Center Video – this will be awarded to a JFRC alumni (chosen by OIP and JFRC staff).

Best Overall – OIP staff members and partner departments will chose their favorite video to be showcased on the OIP Study Abroad Facebook page.

*Students must be present to win.

Submitting an Entry

To submit a video entry, students must provide a YouTube link to their video.  To submit the YouTube Link, please create a YouTube account or channel (http://www.youtube.com/create_channel )and upload your video. Copy your YouTube video link and send it along with the LUC Media Consent Form. Contestants must adhere to YouTube regulations to be eligible. Video hard copies may also be submitted by CD or flash drives – please hand deliver to OIP.

Please note that all submissions will be considered LUC property and are subject to editing and reproducing for OIP and LUC marketing purposes. Therefore OIP reserves the right to request the original video file. Please see the media release for further detail.

The submission deadline is TBD. Contestants must have submitted the video release form and adhere to all copyright laws to be eligible.

Photo Contests

OIP holds a photo contest annually. This contest usually takes place at the beginning of each academic year. All study abroad participants are encouraged to submit photos to the contest. More details will be sent via email during the summer.

By submitting entries to the contest, you thereby grant International Programs permission to use your photos in Loyola study abroad publications or our website. If you have objections to the use of your photos, you may still enter the contest, but you must let the Office for International Programs know of this in writing.

Photo Contest 2012

Photo Contest 2011

USAC Students

USAC students may have the additional option of submitting photos directly to USAC. For every photo that USAC uses, they will award the students monetary prizes. Email your best photos to usac@unr.edu


Office for International Programs · Sullivan Center, 6339 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660
Mailing Address: 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660
773.508.7706 · studyabroad@luc.edu

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