Photo Contest

Annually, we hold a photo contest in which Engineering students share their education abroad experience with photographs. These pictures embody students' favorite memories, experiences, and friendships that they obtained throughout their international experience. Some of the students are international students sharing their global experience in the States. This year, we are opening up the photo contest to all engineering students since not as many students have traveled abroad due to the pandemic.

Contest Details


The contest is open to all undergraduate and graduate engineering students.

Domestic Photographs Requirements – Your photographs must have something to do with engineering whether it is a design of a building or a bridge, something technologically innovative, a moment in a research lab, renewable energy, something reflective, UVA related or a special moment with friends.

International Photographs – Criteria is the same.  We are looking for a variety of different photographs that feature your international experience. It can be a beautiful scenic, something cultural, educational, professional, fun, candid, momentous, or original. Photos can include yourself or other people.


Prizes will be awarded to the top (3) Photographs (First Place, Second Place, Third Place), Honorable Mention, People’s Choice, and Most Original. Winners will be announced in April 2022.  Winning photographs will be printed, matted, and framed and will be on display for a school year.  

Second-tier winners will have their photographs printed and dry mounted on display in the stairwells of Thornton Hall A Wing. 

Winners are welcome to collect their photographs after one year on display. Selected photographs will be used for marketing education abroad and on the Engineering International Programs website. 


Submit up to (4) of your best photographs. The photos will be judged by Engineering International Programs and student jurors. You will be judged on composition, story, and originality.

Photographs must be submitted in digital format (JPG or PNG) to A title and description of your photograph are required. Please limit descriptions to less than 50 words. Include your graduation year, major, location, name of the program, and the reason you were abroad. Submissions must include the name of the photographer taking the photo. 

The submission deadline is March 13, 2022.