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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.

The 2015 International Photography Competition has come to a close and the top 40 photos have been selected for the 2015 International Photography Exhibition. You can view the top 40 photos on Facebook and vote for your favorite by “liking” it. The photo with the most likes in each category by November 13 at noon will be the People’s Choice Award winners.

The 2015 International Photography Exhibition will be on display on the first floor of the Ohio Union outside of the Great Hall Meeting Room from December through January. A special reception to honor all photographers who participated in the competition and to reveal our first, second and third place winners in each category as well as an overall “Best in Show” will be held at the Ohio Union in December.

This year’s competition had over 400 submissions from over 30 different countries in the categories of People, Places and Buckeye Pride Worldwide. Over 200 photographers from more than 20 different home countries submitted photos. To view past International Photography Exhibition photos, visit oia.osu.edu/photo-contest.

Colors of the lakeThe Office of International Affairs is accepting entries for its 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. All photographs must be the original work of the entrant and of high quality. Photographers are invited to submit one photo in each category: People, Places and Buckeye Pride Worldwide.

The deadline to submit photo(s) is October 18, 2015.

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All Ohio State University students, staff, faculty, visiting scholars and alumni are invited to submit photos to the 2015 International Photography Competition.
 The competition will open October 1, 2015 and submissions are accepted until October 18, 2015. 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 Buckeye Pride Worldwide.

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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The 2014 International Photography Exhibition list of photographs on exhibit on the first floor of the Ohio Union outside of the Great Hall meeting room. The Office of International Affairs annual Photography Exhibition features photos taken outside of the United States by Ohio State faculty, staff, students, visiting scholars and alumni. In addition to awarding a Best in Show winner, first, second and third place awards were selected in three categories: People, Places and Animals. 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