A Global Lens: Changing Perspectives

Submit your BEST PICS to the 2022 GPS Photo Contest!

 Photo with phone at sunset

Guidelines for Photo Submissions

  • Images must be high-resolution and each entry must be named with last name, first initial and submission number (e.g.: Smith, R. 1)
  • Please include a short statement with each photo explaining how it exemplifies the theme of the selected submission category.
  • To the extent that it is feasible, the photographer should secure the permission of people included in the submitted photo(s) to display their image at Wheaton College, on the website, or in Wheaton College publications. Please identify any students in the photo by full name and class year.
  • Photos must have been taken by a Wheaton College student while participating in a Wheaton-approved international program from spring 2019 through fall 2022. 
  • Each student may submit up to 3 photos for consideration.
  • The photographer must sign the release to allow Wheaton College to use the image and written description.  The photographer will be credited for his/her work in any photo contest related displays or materials.
  • Photos will be judged and a winner announced in each of the following categories:
    • Engagements [relational] - relationships, communities, or interactions that were formative during your international experience.
    • Environments [spatial] - spaces abroad that shaped your perspective...where you lived, learned, worked, volunteered, or frequented. (It's always good to see you and/or other Wheaties in the photo!)
    • Experiences [active] - activities, experiences, learning opportunities, or practices that were impactful for you.
    • Judges' Selection - a photo selected by our judging panel from any of the three submission categories.
    • President's Pick - one photo selected from any of the three submission categories. 
  • SUBMISSION DEADLINE: The photo contest is closed. Photos submissions were due by Sunday, November 27, 2022.


The winners in each category will receive a $100 Amazon gift card! The second and third place photos in each submission category will receive a $50 Amazon gift card! 

New this year - the President's Pick! One student will be awarded a $200 Amazon gift card, courtesy of International Sustainable Development Studies Institute (ISDSI), whose photo is selected as a favorite by President Ryken. 

Category prizes have been generously sponsored by Wheaton's program partners and Wheaton's international assistance provider.


$100 Prize Sponsor

$50 Prize Sponsor(s)


Contemporary Music Center  Gordon in Orvieto
Uganda Studies Program at UCU


Jerusalem University College Jerusalem University College
TCC Semester in Spain


DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia Uganda Studies Program at UCU
International SOS

Judges' Selection

IAU (Institute for American Universities) CIEE
International SOS

Reception to announce the winners

Winning photos will be revealed at A Global Lens: Changing Perspectives Photo Exhibit and Reception at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 in the Great Hall of the Welcome Center and posted on Wheaton's website and social media channels. We hope you'll join us at the reception for refreshments and stories from the photographers!