The Isabella Canon International Centre (ICIC) is hosting an international photo contest through which student pictures from semesters abroad will be displayed and voted on through Facebook. Voting began April 23 and will end April 27. The entire Elon University community is encouraged to vote.

“The international photo contest is a fun opportunity for Elon students to showcase both their international activities and their artistic skills by submitting favorite photos from their international experiences,” said International Programs Adviser Bill Burress.

Students were given the opportunity to submit photos until April 20 in three categories:

  • Seeing, which includes landscapes and beautiful scenery;
  • Experiencing, which includes students actively doing things to benefit or learn from the country;
  • and Engaging, which includes students interacting with the locals and culture.
  • There is a separate category for faculty to submit photos as well.
The photos will be judged on the ICIC’s Facebook page. The submitted photos will be placed in albums, and the Elon community can vote simply by liking their favorite photos.

“We want images that capture the beauty of our world and Elon students interacting with it and its people,” Burress said.

The winners and winning photos will be announced at College Coffee May 1. The photographer with the most overall votes will receive the grand prize, which  is a traveler’s backpack provided by CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange), one of the International Centre’s study abroad partners, Burress said. Runners-up will also be selected for additional prizes.

The ICIC  encourages anyone to approach them with questions or concerns about the contest. They can be found on the first floor of Carlton or at