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Photo Contest

Take a shot! Think you’ve got the best photos representing Carson College of Business international experiences? Enter the annual photo contest.

See your photo on display

Your photo—credited with your name—could become the focal point of Carson College communications:

  • Brochures
  • Web pages
  • Marketing materials
  • Online slideshow of winning photos

Take this opportunity to display your photography skills while giving back to the Carson College of Business.


  • Best Overall Photo – $100 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
  • Category 1: Scenic Landmarks & Landscapes – $50 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
  • Category 2: Capturing Local Culture – $50 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
  • Category 3: Cougar Pride–Best Flag Photo – $50 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
  • Category 4: International Education – $50 Barnes & Noble Gift Card

Submissions must include:

  • Photographer name
  • Contact information: address, email, and phone
  • Location of study abroad program
  • Major and class standing

Photo guidelines

  • The subject can be either camera aware or not, but the photo/scene should communicate action—the idea or feeling of living or learning.
  • Wherever possible, the person featured should be in the foreground, positioned to allow for the physical environment (landscapes or architecture) to be shown.
  • Try to include people wearing Cougar gear.
  • Resolution: set camera at highest resolution possible (for print), minimum 2 MB.
  • Include captions identifying the scene.
  • Also include a personal quote for promotional purposes.


Judges will be faculty and staff members in the Carson College of Business. Winners will be selected based on craft and technical ability, content, style, and originality. Please include a quote for marketing.

Authorized use

A signed photo release giving WSU College of Business permission to use photo for marketing purposes will be requested upon submission.

To enter

Rename your photo to include your name and upload here. You can drag and drop your photo files on this webpage or Select Files [button].

Photo Upload

Students and Alumni can upload photos via this form.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, tiff, eps.
  • I hereby consent and agree that Washington State University, its employees or agents have the right to take photographs, digital images, or video/film of me (and/or my property) and to use them for educational and promotional materials. I further consent that my name may be revealed therein or by descriptive text or commentary.

    I hereby release to Washington State University, its agents and employees all rights to exhibit this work publicly or privately, including postings to University web pages and to market and sell copies. I waive any rights, claims or interests I may have to control the use of my identity or likeness in the photographs, digital images, video or film and agree that any uses described herein may be made without compensation.

Deadline: TBA.

Gallery of winning photos

2015 winners

Additional 2015 entries

2014 winners

Washington State University