The theme of the photo competition is international education. All current UNO students are invited to submit up to three photographs documenting a significant personal experience during a time studying, living or working abroad. This includes American expatriate experiences as well as those of international students studying at UNO (Please note that photos of international students at UNO should depict an experience or impression of the US, not the home country). Photos must have been taken within the past two years and cannot have been submitted to previous international photo contests at UNO.
Photographers may submit up to three low-resolution, web-quality scans or digital images (preferably in jpeg format) of works in any photographic media. Originals may not be larger than 8 x 10. Images may be submitted on CD-ROM or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org . All images and discs must be appropriately labeled. Images must correspond to titles of works listed on the entry form.
Submissions must be accompanied by a completed online entry form. Image submissions will be accepted via email, in person or by mail at the following location:
Office of International Students and Scholars
Division of International Education
Education Building 122
Tel: (504) 280-6021
The deadline for submissions is 4:00pm
October 28, 2011. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted. A complete submission includes:
- A completed entry form submitted online or as a hard copy
- Digital images in .jpeg format on CD-ROM or e-mailed to email@example.com
Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges. Notices of acceptance or rejection of submissions will be sent out by November
All accepted entries must then be received on a CD-ROM, sized to 8x10, in jpeg or tif format, with a 300 dpi resolution by November 4th. Entries must be no larger than 8” x 10” in landscape or portrait format.
The show will be open from November
14-18, 2011 in the University Center Atrium.
Prizes will be contributed from various organizations and businesses around the city. Prize categories will include 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes.
- The jurors are UNO and local New Orleans dignitaries
- The jurors will select photos for display from all submissions for exhibition
- Winning photos will be chosen from the displayed works
- Winners will be published on this website and in the "Driftwood"
- Prizes will be awarded in an award ceremony on Thursday, November17 at 3:00 p.m. in the University Center Atrium
- Prizes include donations from:
- Diversity Affairs
- Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans
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The exhibition will hang in UNO’s University Center
during International Education Week. It will include a reception and award ceremony on Thursday, November 17th at 3:00 pm.
- Fill out our online entry form (only until October 28, 2011).
- Submit up to three low-resolution web quality scans or digital images of original works in any photographic media by October 28, 2011.
- Submissions may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or delivered in person to Lindsey Bucher in ED 122.
- Images must correspond to titles of works listed on online entry form.
- Photo must have an international theme or depict an international experience/ impression.
NOTE: Employees of the UNO Division of International Education, or any of the contest sponsors may not enter the contest.
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Michael DeMocker is a staff photographer for the New Orleans Times-Picayune . He worked as an underwater photographer in the Caribbean and Central America before being dragged off the beach to New Orleans in the early 90's by his wife, Dr. Lisa Verner, who teaches in UNO's English Department. He has been a photographer for the Times-Picayune since 1996 where his work has won many awards. He has photographed the aftermath of 9/11 in New York City, was embedded for combat patrols in Baghdad during the second Gulf War, shot in the eye of Hurricane Katrina as it struck Gulfport, Mississippi, and survived shooting the Saints Super Bowl victory in Florida and the ensuing celebration. He was part of the coverage team which won the Pulitzer Prize for Katrina reporting and his 2005 travel article for the paper on the dark side of Paris won the Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel Writers, the industry's highest achievement. He was a finalist for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for the story “Homicide 37”. He lives in Uptown with his wife, son Charlie, and three dogs of various size and intelligence. .
Ariya Martin received her MFA in imaging arts-fine art photography from Rochester Institute of Technology. She moved to New Orleans in 2006 to work as instructor and co-director of The New Orleans Kid Camera Project (a project of One Bird), the non-profit organization she co-founded. She teaches photography at the University of New Orleans, where she currently is the Artist in Residence. For the past four years she has also taught on UNO's Prague Summer Seminar. Her artwork blends various media and methods, but primarily photography, video, writing and sound.
Tracie Schaefer is an award winning photographer, whose work has been featured in local and national magazines, newspapers and publications. In 1993, she received her Bachelor of Arts at Louisiana State University. Soon after Schaefer mastered the art of darkroom printing, helping her to emerge as a local photographer and travel throughout the U.S. and internationally, to meet clients' needs. She published work with such clients as the Houston Chronicle, Discovery Channel, New Orleans City Business and Gambit Weekly establishing Schaefer as a respected and reliable journalist. Schaefer's work covers a wide variety of content with a strong documentary style. She is currently residing and working in her proudly rebuilt home in New Orleans with her husband and two children.