Enter the 2017 Photo Competition

                         First Place:  "Tortillas de Maiz" by Nathan Kalb

A global perspective through photographs

The photographs in the Einaudi Center’s annual photo competition tell a story as diverse as the students who capture them.

The center sponsors the competition each year to highlight the diversity of international student research at Cornell, to inform the university community about this research, and to showcase the people and beauty of the places visited by Cornell students. 

Entries are exhibited at the Einaudi Center’s annual reception during International Education Week in November, where they are judged by invited guests. Winning photographs are then displayed in Uris Hall, home of the Einaudi Center. 

The competition for 2017 is now closed.


Entries will be accepted from Cornell students registered for the fall 2017 semester who receive awards from the following sources:

  • Einaudi Center International Travel Research Grant
  • Travel awards from the Einaudi Center’s programs
  • Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships
  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program (2016–2017)
  • Fulbright-Hays DDRA Program (2015 & 2017)
  • Tang Internships

Three prizes are awarded: First prize ($300), second prize ($200), and third prize ($100)

    Submission guidelines

    • Photos must be taken between November 1, 2016 and October 27, 2017.
    • They must be directly related to the student’s research or study, be taken by the student or include the student in the photo.
    • They must be high-resolution digital photos in JPEG format that are not resized.
    • A maximum of three photos per person.
    • If photos are taken in settings other than public places like parks and streets, the photographer should obtain a model release from the individual photographed. Parents must sign such a release on behalf of minors under 18. See the attached PDFs for the model release forms.
    • Each photo should be accompanied by a caption and a description that includes when and where the photo was taken, who appears in the photo (name and affiliation), and how the photo is related to your study or research.
    • By submitting photographs, you confirm that you have read and agreed to the conditions in the Eligibility and Submission Guidelines sections.


    Send submissions by email to einaudi_center@einaudi.cornell.edu