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2015 instagram Study Abroad Photo ContestGoing Abroad Again
Participate and Follow Us @ru_globaled  

The Center for Global Education will be hosting our Instagram #RU_abroadphotocontest2015 for students who are currently studying abroad in Spring 2015 or have returned from past Spring, Summer and Fall 2014 abroad programs. We have four separate categories for which you are encouraged and permitted to submit a photo, with the appropriate hashtags.


Photo Submission: March 23- April 3
Live Voting Available: April 6 - April 10

Fairs, ceremonies, holiday celebrations, local festivals, unique and delicious foods,people enjoying food together, dancing, music, sports, and other cultural activities


Cityscapes, natural landscapes, panoramic views and outdoor activities, wildlife, cities, architectural structures, urban design


Photo Submission: April 13 - April 24
Live Voting Available: April 27 - May 1

Photos taken with peers or friends you met during your time abroad, either from your program or host country/family


A photograph of you showing Rutgers or Your Host-University pride e.g. t-shirt, hat, hoodie, etc abroad. Photos should have some global context


Each winner (and proud Study Abroad alumn) will receive a $35 RU Express Card and Rutgers Study Abroad T-shirt
**The Winning Photos will also be featured in our upcoming promotional materials and our other social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.**


1. You must be a Rutgers student who studied abroad during the year of 2014 or is currently abroad: This includes Spring, Summer and Fall 2014 and Spring 2015.
2. You must be following our Instagram account (@RU_globaled) and must use the appropriate hashtag for the category you are submitting to.
3. The photo must be taken by you.
4. One photo submission per category.
5. Submissions must be shared with @RU_GlobalEd through Instagram’s Direct Message with the following information: a brief description of each photo, the term you studied abroad, the program name, the location of where the photo was taken, and the photo contest category with the appropriate hashtag and our hashtag #ru_abroadphotocontest2015
6. Photos that do not meet the requirements or category specifications will not be posted for live voting.

*If you took a lot of great photos abroad and would like to have them featured in our promotional and advertising materials, we encourage you to share additional photos with our office. Please share via google drive or dropbox to


Submitted photos will be posted on our Instagram page after the deadline and the voting process will ensue. Winners will be determined by the total amount of likes the picture receives on our Instagram account. We encourage contestants to share our Instagram handle on their respective social media accounts during the live voting period and have users follow us @RU_globaled to vote for your picture. The winner will be notified through email and shared across all social media platforms. There will be a winner announced for each of the four categories.

Live Voting for PART I: April 6- April 10
Live Voting for PART II: April 27 - May 1

Help Promote the Contest: Share our Instagram handle @RU_GlobalEd through your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., and get your friends and followers to vote! During the live voting period, we will be sharing your submitted photos through our other platforms to the Rutgers community!

Official Notice: Please be aware that in submitting any photograph to our office, you are agreeing to the reuse of either your image or photos in any promotional materials published by Rutgers University. If you have any questions or objections, please do not participate in the contest or contact us for further details.

We are looking forward to seeing all of the great shots you have taken!
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