2016 International Photo Contest

ATTENTION STUDENTS! -The Photo Contest has been postponed due to lack of entries. Check back in the Fall for more information.


The International Photo Contest should demonstrate images from a student's perspective abroad while on an overseas experience. The contest is open to students who have participated in a study abroad opportunity through Shippensburg University or international students studying at Shippensburg University. In order to participate, students must be currently enrolled at Ship. If participating for a second time, participants must enter different photographs than their past entries.

  • Pictures must be taken in a country foreign to the student

  • Photo must be in 4 x 6 format

  • Student may submit up to three printed photos (e-mailed photos will not be accepted)

  • Students will not receive photos back

    Upon receiving photographs, the International Programs department will post the photographs to our Facebook page, Shippensburg University Study Abroad. Once the photographs are uploaded to the Facebook page, voting will begin. The first round of voting will be based on how many “likes” each photograph receives, and will last for one week. The ten photographs with the most “likes” will move on to the final round of votes by a panel of faculty and staff. The top three chosen photographs will receive a prize.

  • 1st place - $50 Gift Card to the University Store

  • 2nd place – $25 Gift Card to the University Store

  • 3rd place - $10 Gift Card to the University Store

Please fill out an entry form with each photo you submit. Your caption can be very important to those judging the photos so be sure to submit one with each picture.

2015 Photo Contest Winners

1st Place: Lillian Berish 1st Place: Lillian Berish, "Spring in the Swiss Alps"
2nd Place 2nd Place: Nicole Kell, "Mes Mejores Amigas", Sevilla, Spain
3rd place 3rd Place: Amber Leisher, "On Top of the Vatican", Rome, Italy

2014 Photo Contest Winners

1st Place: Kristen Gingrich

1st Place: Kristen Gingrich, "The Streets of Barcelona". Barcelona, Spain.

2014 Second Place

2nd Place: Jenna Thiel, "The Cliffs of Moher, Ireland"

2014 3rd Place

3rd Place: Matthew Smith: "Bravlio Carrillo National Park". Costa Rica

2014 Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention: Casey Nelson, "Cinque Terre, Italy"

2011 Photo Contest Winners

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1st Place: Sarah Brotzman,
"Monks Gathering Walnuts"
South Korea


2nd Place: Hannah Brant,
"African Sunset"

Sunset Landscape

3rd Place: Jessica Petro
"Santorini Sunset"

Sunset and Ocean

2010 Photo Contest Winners

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1st Place: Sean Sheridan,
"Colors of Dusk in Manarola"


2nd Place: Tianyuan Shen,

Homeless Person

3rd Place: Meghan Grady,
"Eiffel Shade"

Eiffel Tower Shade

Honorable Mention:
Alyssa Smith,
"A Cultural Experience:
The Bull Fight"


Honorable Mention:
Amy Schilthuis,
"El Barrio Antiquo"

Stone Houses and Road

2009 Photo Contest Winners:

1st Place: Emily Hutchinson
"A View of Cuzco"

Boy with Dog

2nd Place: Courtnye Crans
"Pere Laichaise"

Houses and Road

3rd Place - Rebekah Wingert
"Feni, Bangladesh"

Traditional Dresses

Honorable Mention:
JohnPaul Bennett
"Nighttime in Hong Kong"

Hong Kong Skyline

Honorable Mention: Allie King
"Canal with Bike"

River and Bridge

Honorable Mention: Sam Rhodes
"Love at Namison Island"


International Students