ISV Magazine Photo Contest

ISV Magazine Winter 2019 Photo Contest: Sharing My Culture

January 3-31, 2019

Deadline for your chance at a $500 scholarship is January 31, 2019!

International students have a chance to win a $500 scholarship by participating in the 2019 ISV Magazine Winter Photo Contest.

As an international student, you serve as an ambassador for your home country. So it’s important to share your culture with others! Share a photo of yourself representing your home country with a short description and you could win!

All eligible entries will be posted to an album on the International Student Voice Magazine Facebook page. Fans can pick their favorite photos by “liking” them in the ISV Magazine Facebook album.

Contest Theme:

Sharing My Culture

Share a photo of yourself representing your home country with a short description. Be creative!

How Many Winners?

Based on the number of Facebook likes received, our team will select 10 finalists. From those 10, we will select one winner. All photographs from the finalists and winner will be featured in our printed 2019 spring issue of ISV Magazine.

Eligible Students Include: 

International students studying in the United States (J-1 or F-1 visas) during the 2018-2019 academic year and/or will be studying in the United States during the 2019-2020 academic year. This includes high school students, exchange students, ESL, bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD students.

Before the winner is announced, student eligibility will be confirmed via email with the Editor in Chief.

Judging: 

Photographs will be judged based on the following:

60% creativity, description of the photo, and quality

40% Facebook “likes” the photo receives on the ISV Magazine Facebook page

Contest Timeline:

Students can start submitting photos beginning Thursday, January 3, 2019. Deadline to submit is Thursday, January 31 at 11:59 p.m.(EST).

Terms and Conditions:

To view the terms and conditions of participating, please click: ISV Photo Contest Terms and Conditions

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Past Photo Contest Winners

Theme: My Life in a New Country

Mary-Magdalene Chumbow, Cameroon, Ohio University
“A year before this photo was taken, he had not dreamed of visiting and living in the places he has been to so far.
Today, seeing my eight-year old with a pink selfie stick in hand and #BlackPanther Tee Shirt on his body, taking a selfie with the big White House on 1600 Pensylvannia Avenue in the background, I believe this is just the beginning of something beautiful.
This gives me hope for the new life we just started in this new country, the USA; Hope of exposure, adventure and growth, together.”
Yu Zhou Lee, Duke University A photo of the Charles River in Boston flipped upside down, with the reflection seeming like the night sky and reality of day turning into the ‘reflection’. Taken during a trip to Boston during Thanksgiving, it reminds me of how my home, Singapore, is 9000 miles away, with a time difference of 12 hours from school – days in Durham are nights at back at home. The photo represents shifting realities, where the dream of pursuing an education in the U.S. is no longer an imagination, but a physical reality and home is now a reflection of the past.
Yu Zhou Lee, China, Duke University
A photo of the Charles River in Boston flipped upside down, with the reflection seeming like the night sky and reality of day turning into the ‘reflection’. Taken during a trip to Boston during Thanksgiving, it reminds me of how my home, Singapore, is 9000 miles away, with a time difference of 12 hours from school – days in Durham are nights at back at home. The photo represents shifting realities, where the dream of pursuing an education in the U.S. is no longer an imagination, but a physical reality and home is now a reflection of the past.
Olivia Crosby, John Jay College of Criminal Justice This is at a Balinese Purification Ceremony. The Balinese attend this ceremony once a month in which they immerse themselves under 10 out of the 12 fountains to thank ancestors, remove karma passed from them, purify their future ,to increase and cleanse their aura and to remove diseases. This represents the cultural side of the Balinese and how they live in their everyday lives.
Olivia Crosby, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
This is at a Balinese Purification Ceremony. The Balinese attend this ceremony once a month in which they immerse themselves under 10 out of the 12 fountains to thank ancestors, remove karma passed from them, purify their future, to increase and cleanse their aura and to remove diseases. This represents the cultural side of the Balinese and how they live in their everyday lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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