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Photography Competition & Exhibition

Photography Exhibition in Ohio UnionFor more than 15 years, the Office of International Affairs has hosted an annual 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, 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 2017 International Photography Competition opened on September 1. All Ohio State University students, staff, faculty, visiting scholars and alumni are invited to submit photos to the competition. The deadline to enter is October 9, 2017. Visit the competition rules page for more information on how to enter.

The 2016 International Photography Exhibition images are also viewable on the Office of International Facebook album.

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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The 2014 International Photography Competition 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 Animals. 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 31, 2014.

Slideshow of photographs included in the 2014 International Photography Exhibition sponsored by The Office of International Affairs at The Ohio State University.

All Ohio State University students, staff, faculty, visiting scholars and alumni are invited to submit photos to the 2014 International Photography Competition.
 The competition will open October 3, 2014 and online submissions are accepted until October 20, 2014 at 4 p.m. The online voting period begin on October 20, 2014 at 5 p.m. and last until November 3, 2014 at 4 p.m. Complete rules and link to the submission form are available after the jump.

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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