Last Chance to Vote!

The Study Abroad Photo and Video Contest voting period has been extended through Monday, October 18, 2010!
Last year, over 400 VCU students studied abroad through the VCU Education Abroad office! Because we love hearing our students’ stories, we encourage them to share in as many ways as possible. This summer, we asked students who studied abroad during the 2009-2010 academic year to share their stories with us visually through photography and video!
We received many great submissions. Now we are asking VCU students to give us your opinion- log on to our Facebook and YouTube pages, and vote on your favorite photo and video! Be sure to tell your friends to become a “fan” of VCU Education Abroad in order to vote- faculty and staff can vote too!
We will be counting the number of “Likes” each photo and video receives, and will determine which will win prizes in each category.
The extended deadline for voting is October 18th, 2010.
Good luck to all of our returned students who entered the contest!

The Study Abroad Photo Contest Needs Your Vote!

Last year, over 400 VCU students studied abroad through the VCU Education Abroad office! Because we love hearing our students’ stories, we encourage them to share in as many ways as possible. This summer, we asked students who studied abroad during the 2009-2010 academic year to share their stories with us visually through photography and video!
We received many great submissions. Now we are asking VCU students to give us your opinion- log on to our Facebook and YouTube pages, and vote on your favorite photo and video!
We will be counting the number of “Likes” each photo and video receives, and will determine which will win prizes in each category!
The deadline for voting is October 15th, 2010.
Good luck to all of our returned students who entered the contest!

Study Abroad Photo and Video Contest 2010!

The Office of Education Abroad is hosting a photo and video contest for study abroad returnees! The contest is open to all students who studied abroad during the academic year 2009-2010. There will be prizes for winners in each category and two Grand Prize winners!
Photo Contest
Submit a photograph, digital or scanned, to one of four categories.

People: Capture students interacting with local populations.

Places: Capture or include a landmark or landscape that is clearly identifiable as an international location.

Academic: Capture students in an academic setting during the study abroad.

Open Category: Miscellaneous photos that capture the spirit of the study abroad experience.
Video contest
Create a 1-3 minute YouTube video that showcases the cultural and academic aspects of your study abroad experience. Videos will be judged on creativity, video and audio appeal, and on how well your video showcases your study abroad program. Videos must be appropriate for all audiences and must not contain copyrighted music.
How to submit an entry:
Deadline for submissions is September 10, 2010.
Send all submissions to Abroad@vcu.edu.
In the body of the e-mail, please include your name, the name and location of your study abroad program and a short (no more than 500-word) description of your video or photo.
Video Contest: Title the subject of the e-mail for the as “2010 Video Contest Submission” and include the YouTube video link within the body of the email.
Photo Contest: All submissions must be in digital format with the title of the subject as “2010 Photo Contest Submission.” Save the files as follows:
“FirstName_LastNameCategoryTitle.jpg”
(For example, “Tom_CruiseAcademic.jpg”).
*By submitting your video link or photographic image to this contest, you are agreeing to let Virginia Commonwealth University and the Office of Education Abroad use your video on their website and for other publicity purposes including information sessions.