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Exchange Photo Contest

Congratulations to our winter 2020 winners

Anna Liang's winning photo.


Winning photo by: Anna Liang

"During my exchange, I went on a trip to Yogyakarta, Indonesia and embarked on a cave adventure through Jomblang Cave. Just as noon time hit, the sun casted magical streams of light through the cave, creating a majestic visual. It was one of the most amazing things I've ever seen." ⁣

Siddhartha's winning photo.

Old traditions: New experiences

Winning photo by: Siddhartha Datta

"From exploring the Scarborough Bluffs in Ontario to trekking down this beautiful cliff in Nusa Penida, Indonesia. Old traditions, new experiences."

Eric Qiu's winning photo.

A world of many colours

Winning photo by: Eric Qiu

"During my exchange at POSTECH in South Korea, I took every opportunity to explore other countries in Asia. One of these trips led me to Vietnam and a tour of Ninh Binh, a gorgeous natural reserve area with this breathtaking boat tour of Trang An. This image perfectly captures the surreal and colourful nature that I found in Vietnam, a completely different world than what I was used to in North America."

About the contest

The next contest has yet to be announced. 

Have you enjoyed studying abroad? We want to know more about the amazing experiences you had. Submit photos of your exchange experience for a chance to win one of three amazing prizes curtosey of the W Store. There is no limit to the number of entries you can submit to each theme. 

The contest is open to all exchange students. The top nine photos will be selected by a committee (three for each theme) and published on Facebook and Instagram for students to vote on and share. 

One winner per theme will be announced on social media and will be notified by email. The three winning photos will be shared via social media and used by the Student Success Office to share the essence of our community. 

What kind of photo can you submit? 

The photographs must be your own original work, capturing your unique exchange experience in one of the following themes:


Have you ever felt sentimental or deeply missed a moment from you past? Tell us about such a moment from your exchange. Why would you relive it? 

cameraOld traditions: New experiences

What is a unique tradition that is well known in your host country? What was it like to try it for the first time? Would you do it again, why or why not? 

cameraA world of many colours

What are some of the colourful highlights from your exchange? What about a particular experience grabbed your attention? 

In your submissions, include a short caption to describe the photograph and why you shot it. If you’ve included a friend in your photo make sure to get their permission before you submit to the contest.

Please note: The photos must also be appropriate for display and submitted in high resolution (minimum of 700kb). Photos depicting use of alcohol will not be considered in the competition. 

Good luck Warriors! 

Previous contest finalists and winners

Fall 2019

Winter 2019


Submit your photo 

The submission period is now closed. Stay tuned for the next contest!

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