The International Photo Contest and Exhibition will recognize Smith students who studied, interned, worked, volunteered and engaged in research outside of the United States from September 2011 through August 2012. Share your international experiences with the Smith community and reveal your journey in pictures!
Submission deadline: September 14, 2012
Each student may submit two photos; each photo must be for a different category.
- Cultural encounter/s: Images of social interaction between cultures or of the photographer's own immersion in a cultural context
- Daily life: The everyday moments in which one experiences culture and environment
- Learning moments: Images that reflect "aha!" moments of discovery or simply the active participation in educational activities such as field work, discussion or reflection
- Land/Sea/City/Culture-scapes: These are the sweeping, broad views of geological formation, built environment, marine views or large-scale cultural formations such as ceremonies or mass gatherings viewed from a distance.
- Natural ecology: Images of flora, fauna and geological elements
- Digital narratives: A new category of multiple still images (up to 10) or a brief video (up to 30 seconds) that tells a story with imagery. The video may include video clips and still shots. Archival imagery or work from other photographers must be used with permission.
How to Submit
Photos must be submitted in print and digitally. Print photos will be displayed and judged, so prints should be high quality.
8"x 10" print: write your name, class year, contest category and location (city and country) in pencil on the back of the photo and bring (or mail) to:
Office for International Study
Wright Hall 125
Northampton, MA 01063
Digital files: Save photos with a file name in this format: Country_Lastname_Firstname_class year.jpg (Kenya_Jones_Ann_12.jpg) and e-mail high resolution digital photo files to email@example.com.
In the text of your e-mail, include your name, class year, a brief description of each photo, including where it was taken and the category in which you wish the photo(s) to be judged, and this sentence:
"I ____(type your full name here)___ give permission for Smith College Office for International Study to use my photographs for promotional purposes in print and web materials."
A panel of Smith experts in photography, visual anthropology and global culture will be invited to participate in a juried review of the contest submissions and will provide commentary on notable photos and techniques of the photos.
There will also be a People's Choice Award, where the public can submit votes for their favorite photo.
Exhibition and Reception
All entries will be displayed in the Nolen Art Lounge at the Campus Center, from October 10 through October 22.
A reception will be held from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. on October 17 in the Campus Center Room 103/104. At the reception photo contest jurors will share their views on the submitted photos and they chose the photos they deemed notable and of honorable mention. The intent of this juried review is to demonstrate the multiple perspectives on the impact of photographic images as well as the different disciplinary appreciations of photography as cultural documentation, aesthetic representation and student engagement.