Enter the 2019 Photo Competition

Sewing a Brighter Future - Jenna Zitmoer

                         2017 First Place:  "Sewing a Brighter Future" by Jenna Zitomer

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.

Each year, the center sponsors the photo competition 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.

Submission deadline is Friday, October 23, 2019. 


Entries will be accepted from Cornell students registered for the fall 2019 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
  • Fulbright-Hays DDRA Program 

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

    Submission guidelines

    • Aesthetically pleasing photographs taken by the student that are informative in demonstating graduate research in international cultures.
    • Photographs must be taken between November 1, 2018 and October 23, 2019.
    • They must be high-resolution digital photos (300 dpi and at least 2400 X 3000 pixels) 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