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Bard Abroad Photo Contest 2014

Bard Abroad Photo Contest 2014

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Bard students considering study abroad, contact Study Abroad Adviser Trish Fleming at or 845-758-7080.

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Prizes: Judges will award the following in each category.
  • First Place: $100 Amazon Gift Card
  • Second Place: $50 Amazon Gift Card

Winners announced June 16, 2014. Judges' decisions are final

Submission Deadline: 
5 p.m. on Friday, May 23, 2014. Entries received after 5 p.m. will not be considered. 


Entrant must be either:

  • Students currently (spring 2014) attending a Bard Abroad program (ECLA, CEU, AUCA, AQB or Smolny) including students who are from universities other than Bard.
  • Bard students currently (spring 2014) on an approved study abroad program


  1. Natural World
  2. People/Daily Life
  3. Food
  4. Cultural Encounters
  5. Educational moments
  6. Architecture  

Judging Criteria

  • Demonstrate effective subject choice and composition which accurately reflects the category.
  • Demonstrate good technical skill (lighting, composition, clarity, etc).
  • Demonstrate sensitivity toward host culture.
  • Inspire, excite and evoke emotion about your experience abroad.
  • Reflect the experiences of study abroad students (fieldwork, service-learning,excursions, work with faculty, etc.).
    The public can vote for their favorites on the Bard Abroad Facebook page, but the judges will make the final decision on the winners in each category. (Photographs do not need the most "likes" to win the contest, but it could help!). Bard Abroad reserves the right to not name a winner in any category that doesn’t receive satisfactory submissions.

Contest Rules

  • High resolution JPEG files (1800 x 2400 pixels, minimum). Photographs must be unaltered (no digitally enhanced photos). Images can be in color or black and white.
  • Submitted photos must be taken by the entrant during their study abroad program and must be property of the entrant.
  • No photographs incorporating alcohol or illegal activities will be considered.
  • Each student may enter ONE photo per category however, only one prize per entrant will be awarded.
  • By entering the Bard Abroad Photo Contest, you give Bard College permission to use your photo(s) in various marketing activities,publications and/or on the Web for the purpose of promoting study abroad without further notification.  This means all photos, not just winning entries will be eligible for inclusion in such activities.

To Enter:

  1. Name Your Photos
  2. E-mail your photo to:
  3. Copy and complete all the information in bold below into a second e-mail and send to with “Photo Contest 2014” in the subject line:
  • Name
  • Study abroad program, country, and term
  • Photo category
  • Short description including where photo was taken
  • Photo title (optional)

Contest Agreement

I have read, understand, and accept the rules of the Bard Abroad Photo Contest as stated above and in the Bard College Photography and Videography Policy (below). I authorize Bard Abroad to duplicate, distribute, alter, and/or publish any of the photos I have submitted to help promote study abroad (Please see full policy below). I also agree that the information I have submitted is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge and that the photo(s) I have submitted are my own work.
Name: ____________________
Date: ____________________

Bard College Photography and Videography Policy

Bard College does not collect photo or video release forms from members of its faculty, staff, or student body. Rather, the College assumes that members of our community will welcome involvement in the documentation of activities at Bard as the best means of marketing the College.

All photographs and video taken for Bard College are College property and maybe used in promotional material produced, used, or contracted by Bard College,including but not limited to: electronic and print publications, websites,social media, classroom use, and college advertisements. The College reserves the right to take photographs and video of campus facilities and scenes,events, faculty, staff, and students for College use in any areas on campus where subjects do not have an expectation of privacy, and provided the photographs do not violate the privacy of the subject.

Any person who prefers not to appear in College photos or video must contact the Office of Public Relations, detailing their preference in writing and including an easily identifiable, recent headshot. This photo will be used for identification purposes only and will be held in confidence by the Office of Public Relations. Bard College also requests that persons preferring not to appear in College photos or video absent themselves or otherwise make their wishes known when College-sponsored photographers or videographers are documenting activities and events. Any individual or entity wishing to engage in photography or videography for production, broadcast, or public dissemination by any means on Bard College property must obtain permission in advance from an appropriate College official.

Please contact the Office of Public Relations at 845-758-7412 or with questions or requests.