16th Annual Photo Contest

Show us Your World
and You Could Win

Each year, the Centre for International Programs runs the "Show Us Your World" photo contest, which showcases the photos of students who have studied abroad on a University of Guelph Study Abroad (Exchange, Field School, Summer Research, Summer Language, Summer Exchange) program during the previous year. 

Enter the Photo Contest Here

We know you took lots of pictures while you were travelling and we really, really want to see them!! There are five ways for you to win this year! 

Contest Details:

Contest opens: Friday, November 17th, 2023
Contest closes: Sunday, December 3rd, 2023
Winner Announced: Wednesday, December 13th, 2023

2023 Contest Categories 

1. Ambassador Profiles: answer some questions about your study abroad experience that CIP will share on our website for prospective students to use to learn more about what it means to study abroad. You can submit 6-10 photos for this category and these photos will also be considered in the grand prize draw.

2. Profile Picture Worthy Photos: we want to see YOU on exchange! A picture of you somewhere on your study abroad travels, one that you might consider using for a profile picture! You can submit 5 photos for this category

3. Field School Photos: share your best photos from your Field School experience. You can submit 5 photos for this category
*Note, if you participated in an S23 Field School you are still eligible to enter the other photo contest categories!

4. Study Abroad Because: We want to see a picture that represents why you decided to study abroad! What symbolizes your study abroad experience? What was your favourite experience abroad? You can submit 5 photos for this category.

Contest Prizes:

  • $50 hospitality gift card awarded for each of the four categories (Study Abroad Ambassador Profile Draw, Profile Picture Worthy, Field School, Study Abroad Because)
  • $250 hospitality gift card awarded to the grand prize winner. (all the pictures submitted to the four categories will be considered for the grand prize)

How to Enter:

  • Please read through the information below for Rules and Regulations on how to submit your photos. Then, follow the link to submit your photos.
  • Submit your photos here
  • If you have any questions, please email: cip@uoguelph.ca 

Contest Rules and Regulations 


1. Five photos per category per entrant. All additional entries will be disqualified. Only one ambassador profile will be accepted per person

2. Photos must have been taken by the student on the study abroad program or travels associated with the study abroad program. Only the creator of an image has the right to submit it. Prizes will be awarded to the entrants. 

3. The contest is open to any University of Guelph student who participated in a University of Guelph Study Abroad program during the Fall 2022, Winter 2023, and Summer 2023 semesters. 


1. All entries must be submitted in digital forms, as .jpg files 

2. The original image size must be in high-resolution format, with a minimum of 1500x2100pixels or 3.1 megapixels. 

3. Photographic entries must be accompanied by a photo title and a description of the photo. 


1. By submitting your photo entry/entries to the "Show us your World" photo contest, you agree to give CIP permission to use your photo(s). 

2. The Centre for International Programs reserves the non-exclusive right to publish any entry and/or use any entry in related promotional material. These rights include but are not limited to CIP print and electronic publications, events and promotional materials and online venues such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the CIP website. 


1. The Grand Prize winner for the photo contest will be selected by a panel of judges appointed by the Centre for International Programs. The decision of the judges is final. The winner will be notified by email in December. 

2. Everyone who submits a completed ambassador profile will be entered into a draw to win the Ambassador Profile prize.


1. Prizes must be accepted as awarded and no alternative will be given.