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Vote for Fan’s Choice

From August 9 to 17

While our judges are busy selecting this year’s winners, you can vote for your favorite photos by liking them on Facebook. The photo with the most “likes” will win the Fan’s Choice Prize. All prizewinners will be chosen and notified by mid-August.

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Four-day Trip to New York City

Best Travel Photo

$200 via PayPal®

Best Travel Story
Best Culture Photo
Best Work Abroad Photo
Fan’s Choice

About Our Prize Categories


Contest is open to all current participants and alumni of professional exchange programs administered by Cultural Vistas. Photos do not have to be taken during a Cultural Vistas program, but they do need to be taken on or after October 4, 2017.

Photos can be entered for up to three categories: Best Travel Story, Best Culture Photo, and Best Work Abroad Photo.

All eligible submissions are automatically in the running for Best Travel Photo.

30 Finalists will be uploaded into a photo album on our Facebook Page, where the photo with the most likes will win the Fan’s Choice Prize.

No entry fee. Unlimited entries.

Photos will be judged by our Judges Panel, which consists of Cultural Vistas Alumni Council members, staff members, past contest winners, and seasoned professionals. Judging is based on Creativity, Execution, and Story. Winning entries will illustrate the transformative powers of travel.

Entries must be submitted online. All digital files must be in .jpg or .tif format, must have a resolution of at least 300 dpi, and must be at least 11 inches wide and 14 inches tall (if a vertical image) or 14 inches wide and 11 inches tall (if a horizontal image).

All participants are required to read the complete Official Rules before submitting.

Finalists will be required to sign a Media Consent Form in order to be eligible for prizes. Entrants are not required to sign the Media Consent Form unless specifically requested by Cultural Vistas.

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