IPE Annual Alumni Photo Contest


The 2017 IPE Photo Contest is now Open!

Submit your photo(s) using this link! 


  1. Students who participated in Fall 2016, Academic Year 2016-17, Winter 2017, and/or Spring/Summer 2017 international experiences (including study, work, internship, research and/or volunteer).
  2. Current College of Engineering exchange students.

Photo Content:

This year’s photo contest theme is: What Does Global Engagement Mean to You? 

  1. Domestic/International students who completed an international experience outside the United States should submit photos taken during their international experience.
  2. Current CoE International Exchange Students should submit photos taken in the United States outside the classroom setting (examples might include various cultural/social events).

Rules of Entry:

  1. Photos must be your original work and taken while you were abroad.
  2. Digitally altered photos will not be accepted.  
  3. Photos dimensions must exceed 2250×3000 pixels.
  4. Each photo submission must be accompanied by a 40-60 word description of the event, situation, and location.
  5. Students can submit up to 5 photos.

Submitting Photos:

  1. Submit your photos using this online form.  Each photo must include a description!

The submission deadline is October 16, 2017, at 11:59 pm.  Only photos that meet the criteria listed in the Rules of Entry above will be considered. 

Prizes & Judging Information:

Prizes will be awarded to all winners and announced in October.  We will also nominate up to ten students to be featured at the campus-wide Global Photo Showcase Event on November 13 during International Education Week.  Photos will be judged on subject matter, quality, creativity, originality, and respect for local culture. Photos will be judged by staff from IPE and other CoE offices.  Keep in mind that we are looking for images that capture a meaningful relationship between the photographer and the subject.

Need some inspiration?  Here are some examples of past winners!

(You can view these and all other entries on the IPE Flickr Page)

Name: Lingene Yang

Program: Engineering Global Leadership

Photo Location: South Africa

Name: Alycia Gerber

Program: Clean Energy in Xiamen (Summer)

Photo Location: Shanghai, China

Name: Kevin Yang

Program: Berlin University of Technology (Summer)

Photo Location: Berlin, Germany

Name: Alec Beljanski

Program: Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (Summer)

Photo Location: Kowloon, Hong Kong

Name: Paul Ahnn

Program: ENSEA France (Summer)

Photo Location: Riomaggiore, Italy

Name: Nick Mariam

Program: UM-SJTU Joint Institute (Summer)

Photo Location: Yellow Mountains near Shanghai, China

Name: Carli Oster

Program: University of New South Wales, Australia (Winter)

Photo Location: Thailand

Name: Jacob Brink

Program: Spanish, Language, Culture & Industry at TecNun Spain (Spring)

Photo Location: Spain

Name: Paul Akande

Program: Engineering Global Leadership

Photo Location: South Africa

Name: Ellen Setiawan

Program: Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Singapore (Summer)

Photo Location: Phuket, Thailand

Questions?  Please email Matt Hancock (mhancoc@umich.edu), IPE’s Alumni Network Advisor

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