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Photo Contest

What makes you feel at home? In Knoxville, or in your home country, what aspects make you feel connected to your culture? It could be a traditional dish, a landmark or place, or a group of people! For the Spring 2020 International Photo Contest, we invite participants to submit a photo that displays what “My Home” means to them!

The International Photo Contest is a platform for current students to submit photos they have taken that they believe best represent what is unique about different cultures. This contest is held each semester, and prizes are awarded to the winners, which are voted on by a panel of judges. The top 10 entries are displayed in the International House for the duration of the semester and the top three photographers receive a gift card! Photo submissions will follow the theme of “My Home” and will explore the different expressions, traditions, and unique experiences of each culture.


Entry Requirements

  1. Entrants must be a current student at the University of Tennessee.
  2. You can only submit one photo in total. The photo must relate to the theme, “My Home”. Photos can be taken in any country.
  3. Photo must be taken by student. (no professional photos accepted).
  4. Photo must be original work and student should have the authority to release photo for International House.
  5. Photo must be high quality—3200 x 4200.

The International House determines eligibility of entries and reserves the right to refuse submission.


All contestants are invited to a Photo Exhibition at the International House at which winners will be announced. The top 10 finalists’ photos will be on exhibit in the International House, and all entries will be on exhibit through an electronic screen.

The first place winner will win a $75 gift card. The second place winner will receive a $50 gift card, and the third place winner will receive a $25 gift card. All top 10 photos will receive a certificate.

Photo Exhibition: March 11th, 2020 at 4pm at the International House.

The submission period for this contest will begin on January 29, 2020. If you have any questions about your submission, please contact