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Photography Competition & Exhibition

Photography Exhibition in Ohio UnionFor 17 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 next competition will open on September 1, 2018.

The 2017 International Photography Exhibition images are also viewable on the Office of International Facebook album.

All Ohio State University students, staff, faculty and visiting scholars are invited to submit photos to the 2012 International Photography Competition. The competition will open August 24, 2012. Entries will be accepted until 4 p.m. on Monday, September 24, 2012. Complete rules and link to entry form are available after the jump.

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The 2011 International Photography Exhibition on display in the East Art Lounge of the Ohio Union features 41 original photographs taken overseas by 32 Ohio State students, staff, faculty and visiting scholars who come from 9 different countries. An opening reception for the exhibition took place on November 17, 2011. Dieter Wanner, associate provost for global strategies and international affairs, welcomed the audience and spoke of the Caroline Omolesky, immigration coordinator in the Office of International Affairs, announced the winners in each of four categories and announced the Best in Show. The winning photographers were called up to be recognized and to received prizes for their photographs.

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Slideshow of photographs included in the 2011 International Photography Exhibition sponsored by The Office of International Affairs at The Ohio State University.

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PeaceThe 2011 International Photography Exhibition list of photographs on exhibit in the Art Lounge of the Ohio Union. The Office of International Affairs annual Photography Exhibition features photos taken by Ohio State faculty, staff, students and visiting scholars outside of the United States. In addition to awarding a Best in Show winner, first, second and third place awards were selected in four categories: People, Places, Signs and Arts & Music. Additional honorable mentions were also chosen to include in the exhibit.

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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