Cross-Cultural Moments Photo Contest

Contest Overview

The Global Engagement Office invites students in the School of Education to submit photos for their first ever Cross-Cultural Moments Photo Contest! Participants are able to submit up to two photos that capture a cross-cultural moment. For this photo contest, we are defining cross-cultural moment as a moment showcasing aspects of your own cultural perspective or interacting with a cultural environment different from your own. Examples of this can include the following:

  • Photos taken during your study abroad experience
  • Photos taken during an international travel experience
  • Photos taken in your home country if you are an international student
  • Photos taken in the United States that show your unique cultural perspective (for domestic students) or a cross-cultural experience (for international students).

Please read the following information carefully to participate.

Submission Guidelines

Contest Process

  1. Submit your photo(s) (up to 2) via this Google Form by November 11, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. CST.
  2. Vote via the voting link shared by the Global Engagement Office.
  3. Win! E-gift cards will be issued to the 3 individuals with the most votes.


Any UW School of Education student is invited to participate including undergrads and grad students.


Photo Examples

For photo examples, please visit this Flicker album.

Photos must be:

  • Taken by you (the person submitting the photo)
  • Not digitally altered beyond basic color corrections
  • In color (no black & white or sepia)
  • The original digital file
  • Submitted as a .jpeg or .png file types

Ethical Considerations

Please review the following ethical considerations when submitting  your photos.


November 2-11: Call for photo submissions

November 12-18: Voting is open

November 19: Winners announced


The GEO will compile the submitted photos into a voting format and disseminate the link, calling for individuals across the School of Education and UW-Madison community to vote.  1st, 2nd, and 3rd place photos will be determined based on the total number of votes each photo receives between November 12-18, 2020. Winners will be announced on November 19, 2020.

Terms & Conditions

By submitting your photo(s), you are granting the Global Engagement Office to use your photo(s) for circulation, marketing, publication, and/or outreach purposes.