Annual Events

USF International Photo Competition

To celebrate diversity and promote cross-cultural understanding, USF World is proud to sponsor the annual International Photo Competition. This contest is designed to offer USF students, faculty, staff and alumni an opportunity to share their international experiences with the university. 


Download the 2016 application form and official rules here.


Competition Categories

Photographs submitted should capture an observation made or experience had while traveling outside the United States. Awards will be given in the following categories.

Landscape, Seascape, or Cityscape


Bulls Abroad

Grand Prize

USF Favorite


Photo Submission Deadline

Monday, October 31, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.



NO OTHER ALTERATIONS/EFFECTS ARE PERMITTED. The guidelines were set up so that participants don't Photoshop or alter the images, essentially we don't want a fabrication. We ask that you don't adjust the images so that they don't depict the original shot - for example if you took a shot with a gray sky don't adjust the sky color to blue. We get a lot of questions about this every year, please obey the spirit of the rule and don't alter your photos.


What You Need to Submit

Entries will not be accepted without:




Winning Photographs & Prizes

Winners will be announced during International Education Month in November. 

The Grand Prize winner will receive a USF World prize bag that contains several items including a USF sweatshirt, a USF t-shirt and other USF memorabilia. The winner of each category will receive a USF sweatshirt, and the runners-up of each category will receive a USF t-shirt. Additionally the winners are invited to a reception where they talk about their photos, meet the judges and are given award certificates from USF World. The winning photos are framed and displayed throughout the campus. In years past the winning photos have been featured in USF magazine and on the USF home page.