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2015 PLU International Student Photo Contest

You are invited to participate in the PLU International Student Photo Contest! The 2015 PLU International Student Photo Contest will accept photos from international students, who are currently attending Pacific Lutheran University the Fall 2014 through Spring 2015. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, with the final deadline of 5:00pm on Friday, May 1st 2015. For entry instructions, please review the Photo Contest Submission Rules and Guidelines below.



Campus Scenery: Qualifying photos for this category may include wildlife, plants, natural and urban landscapes and landmarks around our campus. Must include a minimum of one student.


International Classroom: Qualifying photos for this category may depict student interaction with academia. Examples may include students in the classroom, with faculty, involved in internship and service projects, field study, culturally relevant activities or study groups, etc.


Lute Social: Qualifying photos for this category must include PLU students, faculty, and/or staff. Ideally, your photo should include international students interacting with domestic students, perhaps in a learning environment – even better if they are wearing Lute gear!



 One winner will be selected from each of the categories and the winner will receive a $50 Gift Card to the Garfield Bookstore. As a partial prize qualified photos may become the cover of future international student brochures (subject to university approval)!


Contest participants will be notified of the results of the contest by Sunday, May 10th 2015.



 Please email photos AND post them to either Instagram or Facebook (see below)

 Photos will be accepted on a rolling basis with a final deadline of 5:00pm on Friday, May 1st, 2015. Late entries will not be accepted.


Emailed Photos:

 Preferred format: .jpg or .tiff

 Preferable Size: minimum 1MB

Submitted photos must include:

o Category Title

o Name of Photographer

o Title of Photo

o Paragraph explaining the significance of the photo

o Approximate Location and Date

Instagram and Facebook submission:

  • The location set to “Pacific Lutheran University”
  • Include the hashtag: #PLUintlphotocontest


All submissions become the property of PLU, which will enjoy full rights of display and circulation (with attribution to the photographer). If you submit a photograph it is understood that you have granted this right.



 Applicant must be a current international student at PLU(or Fall 2014 graduate).

 Submissions must be original photographs taken by the applicant during his/her academic life at PLU from Fall 2014 through Spring 2015.

 Contestants may submit one (1) photograph per category – For a total of three (3).

 Each submitted photo must include the required information (see above) or it will not be considered.


 The PLU International Admissions Office reserves the right to reject photos that contain inappropriate content. Rejected photos will be discarded without penalty to the contestant’s other submissions.

 All photographs must be submitted via email by 5:00pm on Friday, May 1st 2015.



 Judging will be conducted by a panel of PLU faculty, staff and students.

 Judging criteria:

o Originality/creativity

o Photographic quality and visual impact

o Effectiveness in conveying the international student experience