Photo Contest

Every year, the Office of Study Abroad has a photo contest for students who studied abroad during the previous year. Hundreds of dollars in prizes are awarded, and students' photos are displayed around campus. Photos are judged by MSU faculty and staff. Photos with students wearing MSU apparel receive extra consideration. Categories and prizes from past contests include:

To view the view the winning submissions, visit:

  • First Place Winner - $200
  • Second Place Winner - $100
  • Third Place Winner - $50
  • Regional Awards - gift cards or swag from local businesses
  • Concept Awards - gift cards or swag from local businesses
  • Dawgs Abroad (maroon and/or MSU featured in photo) - gift cards or swag from local businesses.

Study abroad alumni can expect to receive an email from the Office of Study Abroad during the month of September after they studied abroad with photo contest submission details.