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Photo Contests

There are several opportunities to share your photos. We have the #seeblueabroad Photo Contest every fall. Submissions can be sent to starting Aug 31, 2015.  More information and how to enter the contest see below.

Many of our UK Partners also conduct photo contests. Check with your partner organization for specific deadlines and qualifications.

#seeblueabroad Photo Contest Rules and Information:

  • Any current UK student who studied abroad from Fall 2014 through the end of Summer 2015 is eligible to submit an entry for the photo contest.
  • Submit your entries by emailing them to with:

    • Subject line: “#SeeBlueAbroad Photo Contest”
    • Your name
    • Name of your program (ex: KIT Exchange, Bluegrass Down Under, Dr. Barnes Cape Town Program, etc.)
    • The country you are in when the photo was taken
  • On September 21st a Facebook album titled “#SeeBlueAbroad Photo Contest” will be posted to the UK Education Abroad Facebook page featuring the top 25 submitted and approved photos (EA staff will select the top 25 photos). 
  • Win by campaigning for likes on Facebook. Voting ends on Oct. 2nd at 5pm CST.
  • 1st - $100 | 2nd - $50 | 3rd - $25 (credited to your student account)


  • UK student(s) MUST have taken the photo OR be in the photo (If there are other students in the photo, by submitting the photo you acknowledge that you have their permission to do so).
  • The photograph must have been taken between Fall 2014 and the end of Summer 2015
  • The photograph must have been taken while on an approved UK Education Abroad Program.
  • Photos with inappropriate content will NOT be accepted (this includes, but is not limited to, other university logos, excluding your host university).
  • Photos submitted after the deadline will not be included in the contest.
  • Photo content must be “true to life” (no photoshopping objects/people in or out of photos).
  • The photographer/submitter of the photo MUST be a current student at the University of Kentucky at the time of winning

Disclaimer: If you submit a photo, you automatically allow Education Abroad at the University of Kentucky to reprint and use the photo in Education Abroad at the University of Kentucky promotional materials. You also agree to allow us to screen the photo and display it on our facebook page for judging. Please be aware that only the top 25 photos will be selected for the contest. You still own the rights to your photograph and can use it for your own personal use or submit to another contest, but we reserve the right to use submitted photos in our materials as well. Voting will stop promptly at 5:00pm CST on October 2nd at 5:00 pm 


You may also share photos and stories on the Education Abroad at UK Facebook page


You can also tag your photos #seeblueabroad.