- Abstraction: No rules. Submit photos that capture your study abroad experience in a creative and abstract way.
- Architecture/Cityscape: Share photos that depict any aspect of city life from your time abroad – from street vendors to skylines.
- Landscape/Nature: The world is a beautiful place. Submit photos of plants, animals, landscapes, or any other natural wonders from your international experience.
- People: Interacting with new people is one of the most rewarding things about being abroad. Submitted photos can be portraits or candid shots of local people in your host country.
- PIIRS Global Seminar: Share photos that highlight your PIIRS global seminar experience. Sponsored and judged by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.
- Tigers Abroad: Share your favorite photos of you or your classmates that capture the essence of your #PrincetonAbroad experience. Sponsored and judged by the Office of International Programs staff.
- Connection and Reflection (New for 2023!): Share a photo that highlights you engaging with your host country and, in your photo caption, describe for us in your own words what your international experience has meant to you now that international programming is back in action!
Prizes & Awards
- Best in Show
- Best in Category
- Honorable Mention (multiple awards)
Photos will be judged based on artistic expression, creativity and originality, quality of image, and international content.
The prize winners, as well as a wider selection of photo submissions, will be exhibited on campus and on the OIP and PIIRS websites, and may also be used--with appropriate attribution and permission--in the published materials of Princeton's offices and programs/departments that sponsor international activities.
The International Eye Photo Contest is sponsored by the Office of International Programs in collaboration with Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.
Awards Reception and Exhibition:
Winners will be announced at a reception in late-March and the exhibition will be on display in the Louis A. Simpson International Building through the end of the year.
About the Judge
Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography, Princeton University Art Museum
Katherine A. Bussard was appointed Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography at the Princeton University Art Museum in 2013. She holds a PhD from the City University of New York and had previously served as associate curator of photography at the Art Institute of Chicago. Her most recent exhibition, Life Magazine and the Power of Photography, an award-winning publication, draws on unprecedented access to the magazine’s picture and paper archives to shed new light on the collaborative process behind many now-iconic images and photo-essays.