Call for Submissions: Education Abroad Student Photo Contest

  • Past Photo Contest Submissions!

  • Past Photo Contest Submissions!

  • Past Photo Contest Submissions!

  • Past Photo Contest Submissions!

  • Past Photo Contest Submissions!

  • Past Photo Contest Submissions!

Studying abroad allows you the opportunity to experience a new culture, see remarkable landmarks, make memories to last a lifetime, and show a sense of pride for Missouri State University. 

If you are a Missouri State student who studied abroad on a program during Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Summer 2023, or you are currently abroad this Fall 2023, you are eligible to submit an entry for the photo contest! This is a great opportunity to show our campus what our #GlobalBears are doing abroad! 

Submit your Entry 

Submit your photos by Thursday, November 30th at 11:59pm CST. Photos submitted after the deadline will NOT be entered. 

  • Use our form linked below to submit. You must sign in to your MSU Office 365 to access the form.


  • You must be in the photo. 
  • The photograph must be from one of the following semesters: Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Summer 2023, or Fall 2023.  
  • You must have taken the photo during an approved Education Abroad Program, including countries you may have traveled to during your time abroad. 
  • Photos with inappropriate content will NOT be accepted. This includes, but is not limited to, alcohol, swimsuits, and promotion of other universities. 
  • Photo content must be “true to life”, no Photoshopped objects/people or creating a collage. 
  • You must be a current student at Missouri State at the time of winning. 
  • For the “caption”, tell us where you took the photo and any other information you can provide for context. Take us on your journey! 
  • You can submit as many photos as you want. Our office will choose finalist photos to share on Instagram and open them up to public voting 
  • The highest quality photos will be submitted electronically in high-quality digital format JPEGs.

Votes and Winners 

Voting begins on Monday December 4th, 2023. Cast your vote on Instagram.

We will announce winners on December 8th, 2023 on Instagram and contact you through DM or email. 


  • Prizes! 
  • Share your awesome experiences with your fellow Bears
  • Be featured to our audience! Take us on your journey. 


By submitting a photo, you are granting permission for Missouri State University's Office of Education Abroad to use the photo in print and online promotional materials. You still own the rights to your photograph and can use it for your own personal use or submit to another contest. 

 Contact the Office of Education Abroad via email or call at 417-836-6368 with any questions. 


Final Submission is due 11:59pm on Thursday, November 30thh. 


FINAL WINNER is announced and contacted on December 8th.