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Study Abroad International Media Contest
Program Terms: UM Campus Activity
Restrictions: UM applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Advisor:
Lisa Aradeon

  • The contest is open to University of Miami students who traveled internationally any time in the past calendar year.
  • The deadline for entries to be submitted is February 1st of the year AFTER travel. (i.e. Students returning from travel in 2014 would apply for the 2015 contest.)

  • Entrants must upload digital media files as part of a complete application for entry into the contest.
  • Photos must be submitted as .jpg files of at least 300dpi in horizontal and vertical resolution.
  • Video files must be no longer than 10-15 seconds and no larger than 1 GB in size.  If the video includes narration, this narration must be in English, must be, the narration must be in your voice, must be in English, must be original and must not infringe on third-party rights.
  • Each media submission must be named in the following format:
    YourFullName_Country_City or Location_Year
  • Entrants may submit up to 3 media files (photos and/or videos) for each category listed below.
    1. Landscape
    2. City Images
    3. People
    4. UM Students Abroad
    5. Photographer’s Choice (photos not included in above categories)

  • Entries will be judged by a community of faculty and UM staff members on artistic expression, creativity, originality, and the quality of the media submission.
  • 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place and an indefinite number of “Director’s Selection” prizes will be awarded.  Winners will be announced at a special reception TBA.
  • Winners will be announced at a special reception TBA.

  • Media entries must be the original work of the entrant and have been taken outside of the United States.  UM Study Abroad assumes that the entrant has obtained the rights and permission of those featured in all submitted media.  UM Study Abroad is not responsible for instances in which permission has not been granted by the individuals who appear in submitted media.  
  • Entrants agree to grant UM use of the submitted media in displays both related and unrelated to the contest, as well as in printed and electronic publications which may include, but are not limited to: website display, press releases, etc. UM retains the right to use both winning and non-winning media for its own editorial or promotional purposes without compensation to the entrant. Media will not be returned to entrant. 
  • The contest organizers reserve the right to disqualify entries that do not conform to the stated contest rules and criteria. By participating in the contest, entrants agree to abide by these terms, and it is their responsibility to ensure that they have so complied.  The determination of the winners will be final and binding in all matters relating to this contest.
To apply for the media contest:Desert
  1. Click the 'Apply Now' button.
  2. Indicate that you are a UM student with a CaneID.
  3. Login using your CaneID and password.
  4. On the first page enter the primary destination and travel dates of the international trip on which you took the photos/shot the videos.
    • For Study Abroad participants the entry should be the primary location and dates of your recent program abroad.
    • If you took the photos/videos on multiple trips abroad across multiple dates you may use the Multiple Locations option.
  5. Submit the photos and your descriptions using the category links available in the application.
  6. Upload desired media according to the instructions found on each submission page.