Devils Go Global Study Abroad Photo Contest

The Study Abroad Office knows that during your study abroad experience you likely encountered beautiful and amazing surroundings, interesting people and new friends. We want to share your experiences with future Sun Devils and that is why we are pleased to host our annual Devils Go Global Photo Contest! Students who recently studied abroad on an official ASU study abroad program are invited to submit photos from their study abroad program in seven different categories:

  1. Cultural Engagement
  2. Academics
  3. Sun Devil Spirit
  4. International Places
  5. My Study Abroad
  6. Sun Devils at Work

If none of your photos fit any of these categories, submit them to the My Study Abroad category and tell us why the images represent your experience. We look forward to seeing your amazing images!

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students submitting photos must have studied abroad on an ASU Study Abroad Office program during one of the following terms:
    • Academic Year 2018-19
    • Spring 2019
    • Post-Spring 2019
    • Summer 2019
    • Pre-Fall 2019
  • Photo submissions must be original work (no professional photos with logos or watermarks will be accepted) and must have been taken by the contestant during his/her ASU study abroad program.
  • Contestants must be ASU students or alumni.
  • Students who have graduated since studying abroad can still be considered.

Submission Instructions

  • Images must be at least 1 MB in size with dpi 300 or higher (in order to be enlarged for large format printing without pixelation).
  • Digital images must be uploaded using the online submission form by clicking the 'Submit your photos' button on this page. No e-mail submissions or prints will be accepted.
  • Each photo submitted should include a photo caption and photo location. If there are multiple students in the photo, please include their names.
  • Photos may be in color, black and white or sepia.
  • Photo formats accepted are .jpg or .png.
  • No more than five (5) photos may be submitted per category by each participant.
  • Photos that include scenes involving extreme sports, partying, alcohol, or violate the ASU Student Code of Conduct will be immediately disqualified.


Photos will be evaluated by a team of judges comprised of a combination of members of the ASU Study Abroad Office staff and our campus partners. Decisions are final.


Grand prize: $100 + study abroad swag pack
1st place in each category: $75 + study abroad swag pack
2nd and 3rd place in each category: study abroad swag pack

Winners will be asked to submit a description of the photograph so it can be professionally printed and displayed at the Study Abroad Fest in the Memorial Union in January 2020 on the Tempe campus. It will then be displayed in the Study Abroad Office or around our campus partners' offices. In addition, photos will be used on social media, and in digital and print promotions for the Study Abroad Office and ASU at-large.


Contest runs through Friday, October 25, 2019

Terms and Conditions

By entering the contest, you are giving the ASU Study Abroad Office permission to use your photo(s) and other information/comments submitted in various marketing activities, publications and/or the web for the purpose of promoting study abroad at Arizona State University. All photos, not just winning photos, may be used by the ASU Study Abroad Office for the purposes noted above.


Cultural Engagement

Photos should depict students participating in a local activity or actively involved in the local culture.


Photos should capture students actively engaged and learning in the classroom, on a class excursion, or other learning setting, including nontraditional settings.

Sun Devil Spirit

Photos should capture an element of ASU pride (banner, logo, pitchfork, etc.) in a unique international setting or gathering.

Sun Devils At Work

Photos should capture an ASU student (or group of ASU students) engaged in hands-on research, service-learning projects or on-the-job in their internship placement abroad.

International Places

Photos should be of a landmark or landscape that is clearly identifiable as an international location that captures the spirit of study abroad.

My Study Abroad 

Photos should capture a representation or encapsulation of what your study abroad experience means to you.