ISA Photo Contest

We are always looking for ISA student photos to incorporate in our catalogs and other promotional materials and would love to feature some of yours! Photos considered will be those that are creative and highlight your unique experiences of studying, interning or service-learning abroad with ISA!!!

ISA Alumni Photo Contest

One Grand prize winner
of a $125 Visa gift card and winning photo will be featured in the ISA catalog!

Eight Category winners of a $50 Visa gift card per category
One Wildlife winner of a $25 gift donation to Austin Pets Alive!

All winners will also be announced on ISA social medai after the selection date. All categories, photos can include students, locals and/or friends in the pictures.


The Artistic Eye - A chance to express your creative vision that may not fit in any of the other categories

Culture, Customs and Traditions - Fairs, ceremonies, holiday celebrations, local festivals, and other cultural activities

The Gang is all Here - Organized group shots with 3 to 8 people

I'm with ISA! - ISA activities and/or excursions (think action shots)

Instagram - What inspires you? Find your passion!

Nature's Beauty - Landscapes, panoramic views and outdoor activities

Tales of the City - Architecture, monuments, or places of interest

Wild Life - Animals, animals, and more animals!

When in Rome - Everyday life, activities, foods, people and places unique to your city

Ready to Submit?

Judging Criteria: The submission must be of high quality and high resolution. The images must not contain any photo manipulation software filters. Photographs containing alcohol, questionable content or illegal activities will not be considered. Participants of the Instagram category are permitted to use filters.

  • The photo must not be manipulated in any way
  • Up to 3 submissions can be made per category
  • Photo submissions cannot be featured in any other promotional campaign
  • The photo cannot cannot violate privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights
  • The photo cannot contain any inappropriate behavior, unlawful activity, drinking, nudity, or swearing
Submission Deadlines:
  • Winter and Spring Term Photo contest is July 10th of each year and winners will be contacted no later than July 31st.
  • Fall Term Photo contest is January 10th of each year and winners will be contacted no later than January 31st.
Disclaimer: By submitting your photos to the contest, you release all materials to be used by ISA and its study abroad affiliates exclusively for promotional reasons. This includes, but is not limited to print, video and digital mediums. All photos will be credited to you when used if possible. If photos are found to not have been taken by an ISA student, photos will automatically be disqualified from the contest.

Tip: If you have more photos you want to submit, but have already entered 24 photos into the contest, you are welcome to still send in other photos which will be considered for publication in ISA promotional materials!

How to Submit?

  1. Save your photo(s) to your computer
  2. Log in to the ISA Student Portal
  3. Click the "Photo Contest" banner on the left and follow the prompts
  4. Select a category and choose a photo (Please submit photos one category at a time.)
  5. Fill in all fields
  6. Click upload at the bottom to complete your entry

Questions? E-mail