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2023-2024 Global Education Photo Contest

The GEO Photo Contest is now open year-round. Whether you want to submit your study abroad photos the second you take them, on your plane ride home, or months later, you can do that! Submissions for the 2023-24 contest open September 1, 2023, and close Aug 31, 2024.  Winners for the 2023-24 cycle will be announced during International Education Week in November 2024.


  • There will be one winner for each category.
  • Current student winners will receive a $100 prize applied to their student accounts.
  • Faculty, staff, and alumni winners will receive a non-monetary prize.

    Features something Virginia Tech branded or showcases Hokie traditions like the VT sign made with fingers.

    Photos of beautiful places you visited during your travels with landmarks or landscapes that are easily recognizable as international locations.

    These photos capture the core of your study abroad experience and how it has influenced you.

    These photos highlight a moment where you connected with and appreciated a different culture, enriching your worldview.

Living Texbook    Faculty and staff, share your photos depicting the experiential learning moments your students encountered during your program.

2023-2024 Global Education Social Media Drawing

NEW this year: students can also enter our social media contest for a chance to win one of two random $100 drawings.

  • Create an Instagram post or reel about your experience.
  • Tag @vtabroad and use the hashtag #vtgeopic20232024.
  • Include the name of the study abroad program and tell us what is happening in your photo. 
  • You must be following @VTabroad on Instagram.

Note: Every post you make following these rules counts as an entry. There is no limit to the number of entries.

By entering the contest, you certify that you own the rights to the submitted photos, grant permission to Virginia Tech to use them for publicity, marketing, and communications, and confirm that they do not violate copywriting.

Hokie guideline for submission: 

  • Entrants must have taken the photo themselves.  Online images or images from other persons/sources are not eligible.

  • Check your grammar and spelling. 

  • Avoid offensive language, slurs, or taunting.

  • Do not include references to or photos of alcohol being consumed, drug use, or illegal activities. 

  • No self-promotion, promotions for friends, or business advertisements.

  • Obtain consent before publishing photos or videos of others. 

Congratulations 2022-23 winners!