World View Photo Contest

"Typical Venice" by Trevor Dumais

Share your Perspective! 

The GU World View Photo Contest celebrates the global perspectives of the Gonzaga community through photography.

Important Dates for 2018

  • Submissions for the 2018 contest will be accepted starting at 9 a.m. on August 28, through 5 p.m. on October 31.
  • Voting for Zags Choice will take place on the CGE Instagram (@GonzagaCGE) November 2 through 5 p.m. on November 7.

Eligible Participants

All current Gonzaga University students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to enter!

Entry Instructions

Each Entry consists of a single image. By submitting a photograph, the entrant agrees to all contest rules.

The categories for entries are:

  1. People of the World
  2. Places in the World
  3. Finding Home around the World

As a representative of the Gonzaga community, we expect that each contest entrant keep the following in mind:

  • Choose photographs that depict people truthfully while displaying dignity, equality, support, and equity.
  • Acquire the full understanding, participation, and permission of the subjects whenever possible.
  • Be aware of and learn about the cultural norms and history of the area where you are taking photos so that you do not assume what is or is not acceptable to be photographed.
  • Pay close attention to and follow local laws, as photography is not allowed in some places/contexts.
  • A focus should be placed on complexity rather than showing or reinforcing stereotypes, sensationalizing, or exoticizing the subjects of the photograph.

There is a maximum of three (3) total entries per person. Each entry must comply with the following requirements:

  • DIGITAL FORMAT: The photograph need not be taken with a digital camera; all digital files must be 5 megabytes or smaller, must be in JPEG or JPG format, and must be at least 1,600 pixels wide (if a horizontal image) or 1,600 pixels tall (if a vertical image). All digital images must be entered on line using the submission form below.
  • Photographs must have been taken within four (4) years before the date of entry.
  • Previously submitted photos may not be re-submitted.
  • Only minor burning, dodging and/or color correction is acceptable, as is cropping.
  • Photographs that include sculptures, statues, paintings, and other works of art will be accepted as long as they do not constitute copyright infringement or fraud; provided entrants must be prepared to provide a release form as described below in "Release." When photographing the work of others, it must be as an object in its environment and not a full-frame close-up of another person's art.
  • The photograph, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the Contest entrant. By entering the Contest, entrant represents, acknowledges, and warrants that the submitted photograph is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the photograph.
  • The photograph must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsor (the Center for Global Engagement), contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.


All photographs submitted electronically will become property of the Center for Global Engagement and may be displayed on campus and used for promotional purposes.


First-, Second-, and Third-Place prizes will be awarded for entry categories: People of the World, Places in the World, and Finding Home around the World. In addition, Zags Choice awards will be given to the three submissions receiving the most likes on Instagram.


The Judges will collectively select a First-, Second-, and Third-Place Winner in each entry Category based on the following Judging Criteria:

  1. Creativity 50%
  2. Photographic quality 50%.

Announcement of Contest Winners 

Winners will be announced during the Center for Global Engagement's International Education Week event on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 and will be notified via email. Decisions of the judges are final and binding.

Contact the Center for Global Engagement

Send a message
Hemmingson Center, Suite 102
502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258
(509) 313-3549