Photo Contest

Amanda Ferguson - Spain 2017
Andrea Meshefsky - Greece 2017
Melina Ciotta - Peru 2017
Amanda Ferguson - Spain 2017

Our annual Study Abroad Photo Contest results in remarkable photographs from our SUNY Oneonta students. Whether you travel abroad or dream of lands far away, we hope you enjoy the photos of our adventurous students. The Office of International Education thanks all study abroad participants who allow us to live vicariously through them and inspire others to travel.

2018-2019 Photo Contest Winners!

"Culture and Society"

(A photo where the focal point of attention is on the customs, objects, historical sites, etc., of a society. You and/or your friends, or individuals overseas may be included in the photo)

1st Place Winner

Two people embracing in Italy

Magic: Florence, Italy by James Cummings


2nd Place Winner

Student smiling with Jamaican elementary students

Teaching and Learning: Jamaica by Jessica Parker



(A photo where the focal point of attention is a landscape or vista: you and/or your friends, or individuals overseas may be included in the photo)

1st Place Winner

Student in front of waterfall in Croatia

Chasing Waterfalls: Krka, Croatia by Jolie Widawsky


2nd Place Winner

Student paragliding above the Swiss Alps

Paragliding Through the Swiss Alps: Interlaken, Switzerland by Madeline Reilly

OIE Photo Contest


  1. Each participant may submit up to 4 photos total (you may submit photos to either or both categories)
  2. Photos must be submitted by a SUNY Oneonta student (current or recently graduated) who studied abroad.
  3. Photos must have been taken during a direct study abroad, short-term, direct, exchange, or faculty-led program, in which the Oneonta student earned college credit. 
  4. Photos must have been taken either BY the SUNY Oneonta student participant, or it must be a photo OF the student taken by a friend (no photos from professional photographers will be accepted!) Photos must be taken by the participant's camera. 
  5. Photos must be of a high resolution and submitted in JPEG format only to the Office of International Education at
  6. Photos cannot be altered in any way from their original. The submitted photos must be original.
  7. Winners must pick up prizes in person from the OIE Office in 128 Hunt College Union.
  8. Participant MUST include their name, title, city, and country of each photo in the accompanying e-mail.
  9. By submitting the photo(s) the participant agrees to allow the OIE to utilize his/her photo(s) for OIE Study Abroad activities and marketing.  Participant must also sign the downloadable Image Release form to be eligible to compete
  10. Photo(s) and image release are due by Friday, April 16 at 4:30 pm in order to be considered! Winners will be announced at the end of April.
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