Submissions open: Carolina Global Photography Competition

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July 17, 2013 @ 8:00 am
September 30, 2013 @ 11:55 pm
"Garifuna Culture in Belize" by Cam Carrithers

“Garifuna Culture in Belize” by Cam Carrithers

The submission period is now open for the 14th annual amateur Carolina Global Photography Competition hosted by the Center for Global Initiatives (CGI), the Study Abroad Office, and UNC Global.  The competition is open to all students, faculty, alumni, and staff of UNC-Chapel Hill.

Photos may represent any world region and there is no restriction on the time period in which the photograph was taken. Entries will be judged on artistic merit and context. Special consideration will be given to images that are distinctive, defy expectations, embrace a new perspective, showcase the commonality of humanity, or illustrate potential solutions to global challenges.

This year, in addition to selecting First, Second and Third Place winners, we’ll also offer a “Best Water” award to an image that embraces “Water in Our World,” UNC’s campus-wide academic theme. Entrants who submit water-related images are encouraged to think broadly about water issues, including connections to public policy, planning, sustainable development, environmental engineering, business, law, marine sciences, natural hazards and disasters, and global health. Photos can illustrate water issues, such as scarcity, without actually featuring bodies of water—think creatively!

Every individual that enters will have a photograph displayed in the FedEx Global Education Center beginning January 2014.  CGI will consider submitted photos for publication in its annual calendar, and UNC Global and Study Abroad will use select images for publication in reports, web pages, brochures and other promotional materials.

This competition is an excellent opportunity to showcase Carolina’s diverse global activity, educational opportunities, research and service work.  We look forward to your submissions!

For more details and to submit photos, visit