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Photography Competition & Exhibition

Photography Exhibition in Ohio UnionFor 19 years, the Office of International Affairs has hosted an annual International Photography Competition where Ohio State faculty, staff, students, visiting scholars and alumni are invited to submit photos taken outside of the United States. Photographers enter photos in a number of categories, which in the past have included People, Places, Politics, Animals, Signs and Transportation, among others. First, second and third prizes, as well as a number of honorable mentions, are awarded in each category, and one photograph is named "Best in Show." The 2020 Competition will open during Autumn semester.

2019 International Photography Exhibition Best in Show - Making of a Mandala The 2019 International Photography Exhibition features 40 original photographs taken overseas in 21 different countries by 32 Ohio State students, staff, faculty and alumni. Photographs in the exhibition were first submitted in three categories to the International Photography Competition, an annual contest open to all members of the Buckeye community. Over 275 members of the campus community entered more than 675 photographs taken in more than 70 countries across three categories: People, Places and Arts & Culture. The exhibition is on display in the Great Hall of the Ohio Union.

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All The Ohio State University students, staff, faculty, visiting scholars and alumni are invited to submit photos to the 2019 International Photography Competition. The competition opens August 30, 2019 and submissions are accepted until October 7, 2019 at 12 p.m. EST. All photographs must be the original work of the entrant, of high quality and taken outside of the United States. Photographers are invited to submit one photo in each category: People, Places and Arts & Culture.

A panel of judges chosen by the Office of International Affairs will select 40 photos based on artistic expression, creativity, originality, photo commentary and the quality of the image to be on display at our photo exhibition in the Ohio Union. A Best in Show winner will be selected and first, second and third place awards will be given in each of the three categories. There will also be People's Choice Awards for the photos that receive the highest votes via the Facebook voting phase.

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Picturing the worldThe 2017 International Photography Exhibition is featured in the Spring 2018 issue of the Ohio State Alumni Magazine. "Picturing the world" features 12 images from the exhibition that were caputered by alumni while abroad, including the Best in Show image taken by Steven Hirsch in Iceland.

Best in Show - "Beneath The Glacier" by Steven HirschThe 2017 International Photography Exhibition on display in the Great Hall of the Ohio Union features 40 original photographs taken overseas in 26 different countries by 35 Ohio State students, staff, faculty and alumni. The exhibition features a wonderful selection of photographs taken in Austria, Cameroon, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, England, Faroe Islands, France, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Iceland, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mongolia, Nepal, Paraguay, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine and Vietnam.

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2019 International Photography Exhibition Best in Show - Making of a MandalaThe 2019 International Photography Exhibition features 40 original photographs taken overseas by Ohio State faculty, staff, students, visiting scholars and alumni. The Office of International Affairs annual Photography Exhibition includes a Best in Show winner, first, second and third place awards in three categories: People, Places and Arts & Culture. Additional honorable mentions were also chosen to include in the exhibit. The exhibition will soon be on display on the first floor of the Ohio Union outside of the Great Hall meeting room and remain on display until December 31, 2019.

View the 2019 International Photography Exhibition Facebook Album.

Mother and Daughter of the She EthnicThe 2018 International Photography Exhibition features 40 original photographs taken overseas by Ohio State faculty, staff, students, visiting scholars and alumni. The Office of International Affairs annual Photography Exhibition includes a Best in Show winner, first, second and third place awards in three categories: People, Places and Arts and Culture. Additional honorable mentions were also chosen to include in the exhibit. The exhibition is on display on the first floor of the Ohio Union outside of the Great Hall meeting room until December 28, 2018.

View the 2018 International Photography Exhibition Facebook Album.

2017 International Photography Exhibition Best in Show - "Beneath the Glacier" by Steven HirschThe 2017 International Photography Exhibition features 40 original photographs taken overseas by Ohio State faculty, staff, students, visiting scholars and alumni. The Office of International Affairs annual Photography Exhibition includes a Best in Show winner, first, second and third place awards in three categories: People, Places and Politics. Additional honorable mentions were also chosen to include in the exhibit. The exhibition is on display on the first floor of the Ohio Union outside of the Great Hall meeting room until December 29, 2017.

The 2016 International Photography Exhibition features 40 original photographs taken overseas by Ohio State faculty, staff, students, visiting scholars and alumni. The Office of International Affairs annual Photography Exhibition includes a Best in Show winner, first, second and third place awards in three categories: People, Places and Cultural Exchange. Additional honorable mentions were also chosen to include in the exhibit. The exhibition is on display on the first floor of the Ohio Union outside of the Great Hall meeting room until December 30, 2016.

2016 International Photography Exhibition - Facebook Album