International Photo Contest

Official Rules

Summary of Rules in Plain English



Entry Period

How to Enter

What to Enter

Judging and Prizes

Consent to Contact

Ownership and Use of Photographs

Privacy Statement

General Conditions

Release and Limitations of Liability

Summary of Rules

This summary below is only for convenience. The official rules are above.

  1. This photo contest is hosted by Upper Iowa University
  2. High school or university students (15-22 years old) can enter.
  3. You can only enter a picture that you took yourself.
  4. You can only enter one picture per contest.
  5. You can enter a picture any time during the month, unless we say something different.
  6. Every school has to have a teacher or staff member as a contact person. When you enter a picture, you will have to fill in that teacher’s name to prove you go to that school. If your school doesn’t have a contact person and you want to participate, you have to have a teacher or staff member from you school send an email to intensiveenglishprogram@uiu.edu first.
  7. To submit a picture, go to , upload your picture and enter your full name, age, school name, school contact person’s name, country, and email address.
  8. Don’t use filters or any heavy photo editing. Don’t submit any pictures with sex, drugs, violence, or anything else bad.
  9. There are 3 judges who will choose a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner every month, as well as 3 honorable mentions. The winners will get prizes and the winners and honorable mentions will get certificates.
  10. We will mail all prizes and certificates to your school.
  11. When you enter the contest, you give Upper Iowa University permission to email you about admission to the university. If you don’t want to be contacted, send an email to intensiveenglishprogram@uiu.edu.
  12. You are still the owner of any picture you submit to the contest and we won’t sell your picture or use it to make money. We might use it to promote the Photo Contest though.
  13. We won’t share your email address or any other information with anyone outside Upper Iowa University without your permission.
  14. You can’t sue Upper Iowa University if something goes wrong.