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2017 Launch

The power of exchange is understanding new perspectives. Current and former travelers of Cultural Vistas’ programs, show us where and how you were Transformed by Travel. Submit your photo(s) below and tell us how your experience overseas changed your life, and you could win a four-day trip to Washington, D.C.

Above are the 30 finalists of Transformed by Travel Photo Contest 2016. Navigate left and right via arrows keys or swiping.

#TransformedByTravel
I-95 by César Alpuche
Train USA J-1 Visa Program
Milky Way On Its Way by Liana Manukyan
Train USA J-1 Visa Program
Secret Asian Man by César Alpuche
Train USA J-1 Visa Program
Flamenco Rainbow by Valentin Stolbunov
Train USA J-1 Visa Program
Glowing Santa Barbara by Matthias Gass
Train USA J-1 Visa Program
First Place Winner
International Smiles by Melissa Grijalva
Train USA J-1 Visa Program
Simplicity by Jeff Hudson
Train USA J-1 Visa Program
Fall Colors by Darshan Simha Udaya Simha
Train USA J-1 Visa Program
Arches National Park by Martin Breher
Train USA J-1 Visa Program
Dope by César Alpuche
Train USA J-1 Visa Program
The Return Of The Water by Daniel Kappler
Train USA J-1 Visa Program
The Floating Village by Xavier Lajoumard de Bellabre
Train USA J-1 Visa Program
Third Place Winner
Goodbye America, oh.. by Bogdan Tverdoy
Train USA J-1 Visa Program
Overlooked Waterfall by Begench Turayev
Edmund S. Muskie Internship Program
Gazing by Dominique Girolami
IAESTE United States
A Happy Hippo by Yibin Zhang
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
Such Great Heights by Stephen Morin
Internships Abroad
All Good In Jogja by Victor Westerwoudt
Train USA J-1 Visa Program
Into The Sun by Daniel Kappler
Train USA J-1 Visa Program
Monch's Home by Kathrin Borner
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
One With The Trees by Jose Gabriel Mejia
Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative
Fan's Choice Winner
West Chicago At Night by Boyang Cheng
Train USA J-1 Visa Program
Two Is Better Than One by Alexandra Pechhold
Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program
Inspiration by Begench Turayev
Edmund S. Muskie Internship Program
A Lonely Tree by Begench Turayev
Edmund S. Muskie Internship Program
Scars of War by Kai Dambach
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
Accompany by Sereyrath Mech
Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative
Village by Begench Turayev
Edmund S. Muskie Internship Program
Sun Bathing by Bryan Madera
Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative
Milky Way in the Florida Keys by Valentin Stolbunov
Train USA J-1 Visa Program
Second Place Winner

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Prizes

First Place
A four-day trip for one to Washington, D.C.
Includes a photography itinerary, an invitation to present
your work at the Transformed by Travel Photo Gallery
Reception on November 16, 2017, and airfare.

Second Place
$300 via PayPal®

Merit (5 winners)
$100 via PayPal®

Fan’s Choice
$50 via PayPal®

Prizewinners will also receive a free Pro account for Exposure.
Finalists will be featured in the Transformed by Travel Photo Gallery.


Submissions

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, 2016.

No entry fee. Unlimited entries.

Photos will be judged by staff members of Cultural Vistas based on Creativity, Execution, and Story. Winning photos will show the transformative powers of travel.

Tip: We like photos with people.

30 finalists will be uploaded into a photo album on our Facebook Page, where the photo with the most likes will receive the Fan’s Choice Award.

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 the 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.

DEADLINE: August 31, 2017

For more information, please contact contest@culturalvistas.org.

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