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San Diego State University

Study Abroad


 Defying Imagination: 

Images that depict something that you did not expect, or that helped you imagine life in another context during your international experience


Submission Deadline: Monday, September 25th, 2017, at 4:00 p.m PST.


Participant Eligibility

-  Participants must be current SDSU students
-  Photo must have been taken by the participant during an SDSU international experience.
*  Includes all faculty-led programs, SDSU exchange programs, CSU-IP programs, ISEP programs, independent program, foreign internships, volunteer, or work abroad.
 *   Degree-seeking international students may also submit entries from their experiences abroad at SDSU.
-  Each photo submission requires a narrative that explains how the photo connects to the contest theme and why the image holds meaning for the participant.
(Narrative must be a minimum of 30 words and a maximum of 75 words)
SDSU employees are not eligible.


Number of Entries

-  Each participant may submit either one or two photos
-  Each submission must have its own narrative (min 30 words, max 75 words) 


Submitting Photos and Narratives

-  Participants must fill out the International Photo Contest application!
-  Email the photo to
-  This email must include:

1) Participant’s Full Name

2) Red ID number

3) Photo Location & type of SDSU Program

4) Title for the Photo. (The photo’s file name must be saved as your last name + submission entry number (1 or 2), for example, “Smith1.jpg”) 

2017 International Photo Contest Form