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Submissions for OIP's International Photography Contest Due Feb. 28

Remember those great photos you took on your last trip abroad? Or the amazing images you hope to come back with after an upcoming visit overseas?

The Office of International Programs (OIP) wants to see your best shots. In conjunction with the Office of the Provost, OIP is sponsoring an International Photography Competition that's open to members of the university community. The deadline for entries is Feb. 28.

"The Office of International Programs is highly committed to implementing a Comprehensive Internationalization Plan, which includes, among others initiatives, opening opportunities for faculty, administrators and students to go abroad. The International Photography Competition that we are implementing aims to showcase the international experiences that faculty, alumni and students have had abroad under ODU's different study abroad programs, or through research or personal visits to foreign countries," said Marcelo Siles, OIP executive director.

The contest is open to faculty and staff (including retirees), students and alumni. Up to three photographs per person may be entered. Photos must be the original work of the entrant and must have been taken outside the United States. Only digital entries may be submitted.

Photos may be submitted in the following categories (explained in detail on the official entry form):

Landscapes and Scenes

Lights and Shadows

Local People/Local Customs

Children of the World

Idea Fusion (This category is only open to ODU students.)

Entries will be judged on artistic expression, interpretation of theme, creativity and quality of the image. Judges also reserve the right to consider entries based on geographic and thematic variety as well as relevance to ODU's international mission.

Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in each category. OIP will frame and display the winning photos. (Entries from professional photographers and individuals involved in planning or judging the contest may be considered for honorable mention but are ineligible to win, place or receive major prizes.)

Rights are retained by the artist. By signing the entry form and submitting it, however, the artist grants ODU royalty-free use, including the creation and use of derivative works of the winning (including placing and honorable mention) photograph(s) in displays and in print and electronic publications. When possible and where appropriate, the artist will be credited.

For additional information about the contest, go to .

Entries must be accompanied by the Official Entry Form.

Submit entries to: International Photography Competition, c/o Office of International Programs, 2006 Dragas Hall,

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