IIE Announces its 6th Annual Photo Contest

Running now through December 31st, 2014

This is an opportunity for you to:

  • Share the importance of your work
  • Inspire other grantees
  • Gain artistic recognition
  • Win prizes!

The Institute of International Education is requesting photos for use in our printed and Internet-based communications that tell the visual story of IIE and the students/scholars/teachers that participate in our programs. Our goal is for the viewer to communicate the breadth of our work and the impact of our programs.

IIE is seeking a well-rounded group of images that represent the international scope of our work, not only geographically, but also in ethnicity, age, and the multidisciplinary aspect of their work. It is important that photos show participants in professional situations that are representative of their field of study or profession.

Please help us demonstrate the vibrancy of IIE by submitting engaging photos of our programs at work.

Only valid contestants will be considered. Valid contestants include any grantees since 2011 from any of IIE's 200+ programs. The deadline for submission is 12 PM ET December 31st, 2014. Winning photos may be used in IIE-related communications such as Annual Report, marketing materials, websites, and videos.


  1. All photos submitted to the IIE Photo Contest must be of a grantee or grantees during the course of their fellowship/grant year. Photos of landscapes, architecture, or other travel photos that do not feature an IIE grantee or alum will not be eligible and may be removed if submitted to the IIE Media Port.
  2. Each contestant will be allowed to submit a maximum of two (2) photos to the IIE Photo Contest.
  3. Each contestant must fill out the required fields for each photo he/she submits on the IIE Media Port. NOTE: FAILURE TO FILL OUT REQUIRED FIELDS WILL RESULT IN THE PHOTOS NOT BEING SUBMITTED FOR CONSIDERATION.
  4. Each contestant must click "agree" on the Photo Release Form when registering within IIE Media Port.


Visit the IIE Media Port, click on "New User," and be sure to use the following registration code: Contest2014 (note that the code is case sensitive).

5th Annual Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to everyone that submitted photos to this year's contest. There were many submissions and the winners were difficult to determine, but after tallying all the votes, the results are in. The 5th Annual Photo Contest winners are as follows:

  • Grand Prize Winner: Filiz Gozenman, Fulbright Foreign Student Program grantee from Turkey
  • 1st Runner Up: Randhir Singh, Adobe Youth Voices Scholarship grantee from India
  • 2nd Runner Up: Areidy Beltran, Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program grantee in India

Honorable Mentions:

  • Dr. Ashiru Adamu Abubakar, Maternal Health Young Champions Program grantee from Nigeria
  • Michael Gaultois, Fulbright Foreign Student Program grantee from Canada
  • Neha Rathi, Maternal Health Young Champions Program grantee from India

Grand Prize: $200 gift card to Amazon

1st Runner Up: $75 gift card to Amazon

2nd Runner Up: $25 gift card to Amazon

3 Honorable Mentions: 1 copy each of Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2015

What Makes a Good Photo

2013 Contest Winners

IIE Photo Contest Winners 2013

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Contact Us
If you have any questions regarding the IIE Photo Contest, please e-mail us at photos@iie.org