CHS & Photo Contest by Harvard’s Office of International Education

  • Participants: Harvard undergraduates who have studied, worked, interned, volunteered or completed research abroad during the previous academic year
  • Organizer:  Office of International Education, Harvard College
  • Held: Annually
  • Date: Early February (winners’ announcement and awards’ ceremony)
  • Submission deadline: Mid-October

About the Photo Contest

The annual Photo Contest organized by Harvard’s Office of International Education (OIE) attracts Harvard students college-wide, who wish to exhibit their photography skills and share special moments and views from their international trips during the past academic year. Prospective contestants are welcome to submit their original photographs from their experience abroad under the categories “Everyday Life”, “Natural World/Landscape” and “Architecture/Built Environment”, as well as claim one of the numerous prizes offered by Harvard offices, international centers or student organizations.

For more information regarding the organizational aspects of the contest, the participation procedure and for a full list of the prizes, visit the Photo Contest’s webpage in the OIE site.

The CHS prize

Since 2013, the Center for Hellenic Studies contributes to the photo contest by sponsoring a special prize for photos taken in Greece. Undergraduates who are hosted by CHS Greece in the context of a study-abroad activity, are contacted about the contest in the fall and encouraged to submit their photos. Every year, a CHS representative attends the winners’ reception on campus in early February to award the prize.

Past winning photos from Greece

You may view the CHS prize winning photos and runners-up from previous years by visiting the designated photo gallery of past winners and honorable mentions.


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