Photo Contest 2022 / 1

Study Abroad – The Time of Your Life

Share your best moments of your study abroad period with us and win great prizes! What do you need to do?

• You are currently studying or have studied at one of our universities – University of North Carolina Wilmington, Vancouver Island University or the International College of Management, Sydney – for a semester abroad or your complete degree

• You applied for your studies through the International Student Office and have successfully been enrolled at one of our universities

• You took the best photo that depicts “student life abroad” and send it by e-mail in digital form to the International Student Office:


The award for the winning photo is a 250€ amazon gift card. The second and third winning photo submissions will be rewarded as well: The second most impressive photo wins 150 €, the third winner receives a prize of 75 €. The fourth to tenth place will be rewarded with 25 € amazon vouchers each. Below you can find the winning photos of our recent photo contests.

Maybe your picture is the top pick for the year 2021? Send us your most beautiful and extraordinary photos to We look forward to your photos and wish you good luck!!

Participation Rules for the Photo Contest Study Abroad:

  • All rights of the photo are owned by the participant.
  • The submission may only include photos on the topic “student life abroad” and should picture students. For example: student groups on campus, course groups, students learning together, group photos on trips or at the beach, party pictures, group selfies etc.
  • Persons who can be identified in the picture need to fill in and sign a publication authorization. The document is available for download (publishing contract) and can be scanned and sent by email (to or fax (+ 49 (0) 6151 9674 668). Otherwise, the submitted picture cannot be considered for the contest.
  • The photos become the property of the International Student Office with all rights for publication (you agree that your submitted photos may be used for our marketing purposes and may also be published outside of the photo contest).
  • The photos are not only selected in regard to their recording technique and the picture quality (at least 2 MB) but the photos need to interpret the topic.
  • An objective jury selects the 10 most beautiful pictures. These are published on our website and the winners will be mentioned by name.
  • The photos must be emailed to as a JPEG file.
  • You may send in up to 20 photos.
  • The size of the photos must be at least 2 MB.
  • Please use the following file name for your photos: “Your Uni_Your Name_Motiv of the photo”, eg. “ICMS_Max Mustermann_BBQ on Manly Beach”.
  • Closing date is June 1, 2022.
  • There is no right of appeal

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Photo Contests

Photo Contest Winners 2020 

We are happy to announce the winners of our photo competition in 2020! As every year, we have received many great pictures from you and your study abroad time in Australia, Canada or the US. We had a hard time to choose the winners, however, we made a decision and present the winning pictures to you today. Congratulations to the winners and thanks again for all the lovely pictures!

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