2009 International Photography Competition Rules

All Ohio State University students, staff, faculty and visiting scholars are invited to submit photos to the 2009 International Photography Competition.

1. All current students, faculty, staff or visiting scholars at The Ohio State University are eligible to participate, except for full-time staff within the Office of International Affairs.

2. Photographs must be:

a) the original work of the entrant
b) taken outside the United States
c) submitted as an unmounted 8x10 print and
d) submitted as a digital file using the online registration before deadline

3. Each print entry must carry, on the reverse side:

a) title of work
b) complete name of photographer
c) e-mail address of photographer
d) category

4. Entrants may submit 1 photograph in each of the following categories:

a) People     
b) Places
c) Food

5. One photograph may be entered in each category. Each individual entry must be submitted online.

6. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards will be presented in each category, as well as a “Best of Show” award. Individual entrants may be presented a maximum of one award. An indefinite number of “Honorable Mentions” will be named.

** Award winners will be announced at an opening reception to take place in Bricker Hall during International Education Week in November 2009. Photographs will continue to be displayed in Bricker Hall for the months of November and December, and may be displayed in additional locations at other future events.  

7. Please note that photographs will not be returned. By signing the entry form and submitting it, entrants are agreeing to grant The Ohio State University and the Office of International Affairs (OIA) use of the photographs in displays related to the contest and in other printed and electronic publications. Efforts will be made to credit the entrant when possible.

8. Entries will be judged on artistic expression, creativity, originality, and the quality of the image. All decisions of the judges are final. The contest organizers reserve the right to disqualify entries which do not conform to the stated contest rules and criteria. Winners may be contacted and asked for more information about the winning entries.

9. Deadline for entries: 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 16, 2009.

10. Deliver entries to 300 Oxley Hall, or mail to: International Photography Contest, c/o Victor van Buchem, 1712 Neil Avenue, 300 Oxley Hall, Columbus, OH 43210

For questions, please contact Victor van Buchem, van-buchem.1@osu.edu