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Carolina Global Photography Competition Deadline

September 12

Photos displayed in the FedEx Global Education Center

UNC-Chapel Hill students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to submit photos that capture global experiences, connections and perspectives as part of the 2024 Carolina Global Photography Competition. Winning photos as well as photos receiving honorable mention will be displayed in the FedEx Global Education Center as part of our 2024 building exhibition.

Over the course of more than two decades, the Carolina community has submitted around 8,000 photos for consideration in this amateur photo competition, and 500 photographs have been displayed as part of the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs’ annual exhibition.

The 2023 Carolina Global Photography Competition Exhibition is on display! Visit the FedEx Global Education Center to view it in person, or visit our digital gallery to view it online. Learn more about the competition and this year’s winners.

Submission Guidelines


Each photographer may submit up to three photographs by midnight of the competition deadline. Name photographs files with the following naming convention: LastName_City_Country. Indicate the location of each photo (city and country) should be indicated as the “subtitle” of each photograph you submit.

Photos may represent any world region, and there is no restriction on the time period in which the photograph was taken. Entries will be judged on the basis of artistic merit and content, and special consideration will be given to images that are distinctive and embrace new perspectives.

Submit your photos here!


As part of the submission, you will be asked to write a brief (100-300 word) caption to accompany each photograph.

The ideal photo description is comprised of two parts: (1) short description of the subject of your photograph; and (2) relevant global or cultural context.

If your photograph is selected as a finalist, UNC Global Affairs will review and edit captions for accuracy, brevity and consistency before exhibiting the caption with your photograph.

Before you submit your photograph to the Carolina Global Photography Competition, please review our guidelines for ethical photography. If there are identifiable subjects in your photos, you must acknowledge that you acquired their consent as part of your submission.

View competition FAQ and additional information here.


September 12


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