3rd Annual Wes in the World Photo Contest
Hosted by the Fries Center for Global Studies
Every year the Fries Center for Global Studies asks Wesleyan students who have had any global experience over the summer and/or previous semester to submit photographs to the annual Wes in the World Photo Contest, which usually takes place in the fall semester. This group includes, but is not limited to, study abroad returnees, international students, exchange students, fellowship recipients, and foreign language teaching assistants.
The purpose of the Wes in the World Photo Contest is to share stories about humanity across the globe through photographs within these five categories: contemporary issues, daily life, landscape, people, and sports. Our hope with these categories is to allow students to reflect on ways in which their global experience transcends borders by working towards peace and human rights, recognizing different realities of daily living, appreciating the wonderful landscapes of the earth, raising awareness about peoples and cultures outside of their ethnocentric lens, and connecting with others universally through sports and play. Students are not required to be professional photographers to participate. In fact, we are more interested in the stories behind the photographs than the photo-editing software they use. This year’s contestants shared global experiences from 51 cities across 24 countries.
We encourage the Wesleyan community to VOTE for the top 3 photos that speaks to you about transcending borders and boundaries.
Official Photo Contest Rules:
- We encourage you to “Like” & “Share” as many of the photos as you wish on the FCGS Facebook Page, however official voting will take place online on http://bit.ly/wesintheworld.
- Photo voting is open to all Wesleyan students, staff, faculty, and alumni only (valid @wesleyan.eduemail address required).
- You may only vote once.
- Voting ends Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at 11:59 PM (EST)
How to cast a vote:
Voting will take place online on http://bit.ly/wesintheworld.
Step 1. Each photo has a number (#), which is required to vote.
Step 2. Click on the photo to read description and view photo number.
Step 3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to cast your vote.
Step 4. You may vote up to 3 photos. Type in photo numbers of your top 3 choices. Click SUBMIT.
Encourage your friends and professors to vote for your photo! Voting ends Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at 11:59 PM (EST).
How to win:
Photos with the highest number of votes WINS a $50 gift card to the Wesleyan R. J. Julia Bookstore! A total of 5 Winners will be selected, one in each of the five categories:
- Best Photo of Contemporary Issues
- Best Photo of Daily Life
- Best Photo of Landscape
- Best Photo of People
- Best Photo of Sport