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CEA CAPA Contests

Guidelines for Photos, Video, & Social Media Submissions
  • Students must have participated on a CEA CAPA Education Abroad program within one calendar year prior to the contest submission deadline
  • All participants must sign and acknowledge the CEA CAPA Release Form.
  • Eligible students may participate in more than one contest in the same year

Sign the Release Form

Content
  • All entries must represent the original work and content of the student
  • Submissions must adhere to the rules and regulations of the individual contest
  • Material is open to your imagination, but must be G or PG rated for all audiences
  • Culturally insensitive material or material containing nudity, drinking, swearing, or illegal behavior may NOT be used
  • Entrants must obtain proper permission from subjects (please note: photos of small children are often culturally inappropriate)
  • Material should align with CEA CAPA and your home institution Code of Conduct
  • Authentic photos and footage are considered more competitive (please consider this before altering submissions, except for the Instagram or TikTok Contest)
Selection Criteria
  • Ability to follow the contest theme
  • Adherence to the submission guidelines for eligibility, content, and technical specifications
  • Creativity
  • Quality
  • Storytelling
  • Overall Impact

We have some fantastic prizes in store for our winners, including swag bags and gift cards. In addition to the prizes, these contests are an excellent opportunity to gain recognition for your talent. Your work will be showcased to a wide audience, giving you exposure and a chance to connect with fellow creatives.

*Please note: CEA CAPA reserves the right to cancel any contest due to low participation.


Video Contest

International Education Week

Lights, camera, action! If you have a passion for storytelling through video, this contest is tailor-made for you. Unleash your creativity, grab your camera, and create a captivating video that showcases your unique perspective on studying or interning abroad. From short films to creative narratives, we welcome all forms of video entries. The prizes are worth the effort, so bring your ideas to life and show us what you've got!

You’ve had an amazing experience abroad – now it's time to share it. Produce a video capturing your story from your time abroad and what it meant to you. Create a short form video highlighting the impact of studying abroad with CEA.

  • One grand prize winner of a $150 gift card via Giftogram
  • Four category winners of a $50 gift card per category via Giftogram
  • All winners will also be announced on the CEA Instagram account after the selection date.
  • The International Education Week(IEW) Video Contest is open to all individuals who have participated in a CEA CAPA study or intern abroad program.
  • Participants must be at least 18 years old at the time of entry.
  • The IEW video contest revolves around capturing the essence of study abroad experiences.
  • Submissions should showcase memorable moments, cultural encounters, scenic landscapes, intellectual growth, or any aspect that represents the transformative nature of studying or interning abroad.

Please select a topic from the categories below:

  • Academic Achievement
    • Academic Success: How did you achieve academic success while abroad?
    • Internship Involvement: How did your internship advance your understanding of your area of study in your host country?
    • Experiential Learning: Did your courses abroad allow you to take learning beyond the classroom and into the city around you?
  • Global Competency
    • Cultural Canvas: Exemplify the locals, customs, and traditions of your host destination.
    • Global Competence: What skills, values, and behaviors have you gained during your time abroad that have helped you be successful in an interconnected world?
    • Intercultural Awareness: What intercultural challenge did you come up against in your host community and how did you overcome this?
    • Global Green: Show us how you demonstrated sustainability abroad in your host destination.
    • Urban Globalization: Did you study or intern in one of our exciting global cities? Show us that rich cultural landscape by highlighting the hustle and bustle, the iconic landmarks, and the amazing culture.
  • Personal Growth
    • Comfort Zones: How did you push yourself outside of your comfort zones during your time abroad?
    • Community Culture: How has your understanding of intercultural values changed from your time abroad?
    • Your Bucket List: How did you achieve your personal goals while abroad?
  • Identity
    • Your Identity: How did your identity shape your overall experience abroad?
    • Your Personal Lens: Did you experience any unique identity-based challenges while abroad? How did you address them?
    • Your Advice: What words of encouragement would you give about going abroad to people who share your identity?

Length of Video(s):

Short Form – Give us a glimpse of your time abroad. Videos in this category are 1 minute or less.

  • Think TikTok content/IG Reels
  • Vertically shot

Evaluation Criteria: The submission must be well-produced and edited. The images, font, and music selection should have a unified theme and follow contest rules. Following the prompts, the video will use still images, narration, video, texts and music to convey a clear and concise story. An exceptional video will combine all elements to evoke emotion in the viewer. Video resolution must be at least 1080p. The video dimensions should be 1080 x 1920 and aspect ratio should be that of a standard smartphone screen (9:16).

Each entry must follow all the contest Terms and Conditions:

  • The contest is open to recent CEA CAPA alumni (2022 to present).
  • By participating in the CEA CAPA Video Contest, participants grant CEA CAPA non-exclusive rights to use the submitted videos for promotional purposes related to the contest, including online platforms, social media, and marketing materials.
  • Individuals can only win the video contest once per category.
  • The video must follow the duration requirements listed above (1 minute and under).
  • You can submit as many videos as you would like but you can only win once per category. Completed work will be uploaded to CEA CAPA via WeTransfer. A waiver for each person featured must be included in the video submission.
  • All submissions will become the property of CEA CAPA and may be featured on the website or in marketing materials.
  • The video cannot violate privacy, publicity, or intellectual property rights.
  • The video cannot include any inappropriate behavior, unlawful activity, drinking, nudity, or explicit language.
  • All music must be used legally. You can create your own music, get written permission from the artist, or sample free music from any of these websites:
    • Danosong
    • Incompetech
    • Instagram Reels
    • Jamendo
    • Mobygratis
    • Pixabay
    • Youtube Royalty Free Audio Library
  • The judging panel will evaluate submissions based on creativity, relevance to the theme, composition, and overall visual impact.
  • The decision of the judges is final and binding.
  • Winners will be notified through the contact information provided during submission and shared on the @ceacapaabroad Instagram & TikTok account.
  • One grand prize winner of a $150 gift card via Giftogram
  • Four category winners of a $50 gift card per category via Giftogram
  • The deadline for video submissions is Friday, November 3, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
  • Late submissions will not be accepted.
  • Winners will be announced during International Education Week, Monday, November 13, 2023 through Friday, November 17, 2023
  1. Save entry as "Name_Title_Category_Destination_Term"
  2. Sign and submit a copy of the CEA CAPA Copyright Permission Form and the CEA CAPA Release Form
  3. Submit your video file to us via WeTransfer
    1. Send email to marketing@ceacapa.com
  4. Video submissions will be considered complete with the following: Uploaded video, completed CEA CAPA Copyright Permission Form and completed CEA CAPA Release Form
  5. Questions? Email marketing@ceacapa.com

Compliance With Laws and Regulations:

  • Participants must ensure that their entries comply with applicable laws, respect the rights of individuals, and do not contain any offensive or inappropriate content.
  • CEA CAPA reserves the right to disqualify any entry deemed inappropriate or in violation of the rules.
  • By participating in the Photo Contest, participants agree to comply with all the rules and decisions made by CEA CAPA.

Photo Contest

Study Abroad Day

Calling all photography enthusiasts and aspiring shutterbugs! It's time to bring your artistic vision to life. Submit your best photographs that capture the essence of study or intern abroad, and stand a chance to win a $50 gift card. Whether you're an amateur or a seasoned pro, this is your opportunity to let your creativity shine and make a lasting impression with your stunning visuals.

Remember to carefully read and understand the contest rules before submitting your entry. Good luck capturing and sharing your study or intern abroad experiences through your captivating photos!

  • The Study Abroad Day Photo Contest is open to all individuals who have participated in a CEA CAPA study or intern abroad program.
  • Participants must be at least 18 years old at the time of entry.
  • The photo contest revolves around capturing the essence of study abroad experiences.
  • Submissions should showcase memorable moments, cultural encounters, scenic landscapes, intellectual growth, or any aspect that represents the transformative nature of studying or interning abroad.

Please select a topic from the categories below:

  • People and Portraits
    • Take an artistic shot of a person or group of people you’ve encountered abroad, keeping in mind cultural considerations and the person’s consent. In your description, reflect on this encounter and your relationship with the person(s) in the photo.
  • Landscapes and Cityscapes
    • Get an illustrious image that provides a glimpse into your study abroad surroundings.
  • Global Classroom
    • Snap a captivating photo that illustrates a learning experience you had while abroad. In your description, consider how your perspective has changed as a result of this experience.
  • #CEACAPAabroad
    • Capture a fun photo of you and/or your fellow CEA CAPA students in your abroad destination.
  • Each participant can submit up to three (3) photos for consideration.
  • Photos must be original and taken by the participant during their abroad program.
  • Digital photos in JPEG or PNG format are accepted.
    • Photos taken on an iPhone will most likely appear as HEIC format.
  • The maximum file size for each photo should not exceed 10MB.
  • Include a brief description or caption for each photo, highlighting the location, term, and significance.

Each entry must follow all the contest Terms and Conditions:

  • All entries must be submitted through our designated online submission form.
  • All entries must follow a topic from the categories list above.
  • Participants are required to provide their name, contact information, study abroad program details, and a short bio.
  • By participating in the CEA CAPA Photo Contest, participants grant CEA CAPA non-exclusive rights to use the submitted photos for promotional purposes related to the contest, including online platforms, social media, and marketing materials.
  • Participants will be credited for their photos whenever used.
  • The judging panel will evaluate submissions based on creativity, relevance to the theme, composition, and overall visual impact.
  • The decision of the judges is final and binding.
  • Winners will be notified through the contact information provided during submission and shared on the @ceacapaabroad Instagram account.
  • One grand prize winner of a $50 gift card via Giftogram.
  • Four category winners of a $25 gift card per category via Giftogram.
  • The deadline for photo submissions is Friday, February 23, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
  • Late submissions will not be accepted.
  • Winners will be announced on Study Abroad Day, Wednesday, February 28, 2023

Compliance With Laws and Regulations:

  • Participants must ensure that their entries comply with applicable laws, respect the rights of individuals, and do not contain any offensive or inappropriate content.
  • CEA CAPA reserves the right to disqualify any entry deemed inappropriate or in violation of the rules.
  • By participating in the Photo Contest, participants agree to comply with all the rules and decisions made by CEA CAPA.

Social Media Contest

Summer

Are you an Instagram innovator or TIkTok trendsetter? This contest is perfect for you! Show off your photography and videography skills, capture stunning moments, and express your unique perspective through captivating content. Share your entries on Instagram or TikTok by tagging @ceacapaabroad and using #CEACAPAcontest, and get a chance to win prizes. Don't miss out on this chance to become an social media sensation!

Each Friday during the summer, we will be selecting a weekly winner. Weekly winners will then be entered as finalists to win a $100 gift card of your choice? for the best Instagram photo or TikTok video from the summer.

  • Each entry must follow all the contest Terms and Conditions.
  • Participants must be CEA CAPA students who have participated in a study and/or intern abroad program. This includes current students and recent alumni.
  • Photos and videos must be original, unaltered, and unmanipulated work.
  • Photos and videos must have been taken by the participant during their abroad program.
  • Sign and submit a copy of the CEA CAPA Release Form.
  • Images that include drug use or other illegal activities will not be accepted. Defamatory, slanderous, obscene, threatening, hateful, or otherwise offensive photos are also prohibited.
  • By entering the contest, you will be giving CEA CAPA Education Abroad permission to use your content in various marketing activities, publications, and/or online for the purpose of promoting study and/or intern abroad programs with CEA CAPA. This means all photos and videos, not just winning entries, will be eligible for inclusion in such activities.

May - August

  • Participate in a CEA CAPA program
  • Follow us on Instagram @ceacapaabroad
  • Upload a photo to Instagram or a video to TikTok tag @ceacapaabroad and use #CEACAPAcontest.
    • Photos & Videos must be posted between May 15 - August 31, 2024 to qualify.
    • Instagram posts can be a single photo or carousel of photos.
      • Extra point if you share the post on your Instagram story and tag @ceacapaabroad.
  • That's it! There is no limit to the number of photos or videos that you submit each week or the number of times you can be selected as a weekly winner!

One participant will be selected each week at random as the Weekly Winner. CEA CAPA representatives will also choose a grand prize winner. The grand prize winner will be announced at the end of August on Instagram, @ceacapaabroad.

  • Weekly Winners: CEA CAPA Swag Bag
  • Grand Prize Winner: $100 Gift Card
  • Variety
    • Landscapes are great, but education abroad is about the student experience. We would love to see YOU abroad!
  • Spirit
    • Show your school spirit by wearing your institution gear, throw what you know, etc.
  • Living and Learning Abroad
    • Share what it is like to be a student studying or interning abroad with CEA CAPA.
    • Examples: Photos and videos in the classroom, on excursions, at an internship site, with your host family, how your identity is impacted abroad, volunteer work, language immersion, research experience, housing, CEA CAPA Study Center, etc.
  • How can you make your photos and videos stand out? Search #CEACAPAcontest on Instagram and TikTok to review past submissions.
  • Make sure your photos and videos are high quality, in focus, and well lit.
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