Photo Contest 2017

Dear Scandinavian Studies Students:


We are pleased to announce our 2nd Annual Scandinavian Studies photo competition!  We know many of you have taken some outstanding photographs while studying abroad on one of our exchange programs or on independent trips to Baltic or Scandinavian countries. This is your chance to show off your best work and perhaps even win a gift certificate! The theme this year is Cities, so send us your best snapshots of urban life abroad.

Participation guidelines:

  • You must be actively enrolled at the University of Washington to be eligible to win.
  • Photos must be taken by the applicant and depict or capture the experience of contact with a Scandinavian or Baltic-speaking culture or land/city. Landscapes, urban scenes, group activities, thematically appropriate selfies, etc. are all welcome!
  • Maximum of two entries per person.
  • Submissions must be in jpeg format, in sufficient quality to reproduce up to an 8" X 10" print.
  • The file must be named in the following format: lastname_firstname_phototitle.format

(ex: Doe_Jane_BergenNorway.jpeg)

  • All entries will be submitted through Catalyst
  • For each file, the following information is REQUIRED (include in the comments section of file submission page): Full name; student number; full title of entry; location and year; name of study abroad program (if applicable)
  • The submission period opens on Friday, April 14 and closes on Sunday, April 30 at midnight.  Online voting will open from Friday, May 5 and will close on Monday, May 15 at 5pm.

The top 3 entries will receive gift cards for the University Bookstore: 1st prize-$100; 2nd prize-$50; 3rd prize-$25

An open house with light refreshments will be held to showcase the top 10 entries and honor the top prize winners on Thursday, May 18th, from 3:30-4:30pm outside the Scandinavian Studies main office on the 3rd floor of Raitt Hall. This is a great chance to meet other students in Scandinavian Studies, find out about upcoming courses, and get to know department faculty. 

Please note that by participating in this contest, you give permission to the Department of Scandinavian Studies to display your work and incorporate it into our website and departmental publications.

Best of luck!