SIT's 2018 Photo Contest is Here!

SIT's 2018 Photo Contest CollageSIT’s 2018 Photo Contest is now open to submissions! We welcome submissions from SIT Study Abroad students and alumni. Submit your favorite photos from your experience studying with SIT, highlighting the places you’ve seen and the things you’ve done.


  • General (Crowd Favorite) – Anything that doesn’t fit in the other categories. Winner selected by the voters.
  • Cityscapes – Images from the towns and cities you’ve stayed in or visited. Winner selected by judges.
  • Learning Moments – Learning moments that happen outside the classroom (e.g., on excursion or with your homestay family. Winner selected by judges.
  • Action Shots – Images that show your classmates, homestay family, or others actively engaged in an activity (e.g., internship or fieldwork). Candid shots are particularly encouraged. Winner selected by judges.
  • The World Is Your Classroom – Images from your classes, whether they’re in the program center, on a field visit, or in an outdoor “classroom”. Winner selected by judges.
  • Challenging Perspectives – Moments that challenge stereotypes and preconceptions about the country and cultures you’re interacting with. Winner selected by judges.


The winner in each category will receive a $75 Amazon gift card. Winners will be announced at the end of the contest, then contacted through email to deliver their prize. Each entrant can only win one prize.


To enter, fill in the fields in our online submission form and upload your photo. Do this up to five times! Every entry increases your chances to win!

After entering, we encourage you to hit the “share” button on the following page. Then, in the share box, tell the story of your photo and encourage all of your friends to click the link and vote for their favorite photos. Be sure to use #SITPhotoContest.

To check in on your entry, and view all of the other submissions, follow the link you’ve shared or visit this page and click “vote”. Don’t forget to vote yourself!

How to Vote

To vote, click the “Vote” tab at the top of this page. Click on your favorite photos, and then click “vote.” You may vote for as many photos as you like, but only once per photo, please.

Terms & Conditions

  • Uploaded photos must be in JPG format, between 1 MB and 15 MB in size.
  • It is highly recommended that photos be at least 1000px in width and height AND that they have a resolution of at least 72dpi. Photos that do not meet these specifications will still be accepted, but their lower quality may impact the judges’ assessment of them.
  • Each entrant may enter up to five photos.
  • Entries may be disqualified due to inappropriate subject matter.
  • By submitting a photo, you verify that you own the rights to this photo and you agree to give School for International Training nonexclusive rights to reproduce the work in perpetuity in all School for International Training print and online publications, on the website, or in any other marketing or media projects.

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