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Accepting Entries for the 2016 Fall Semester Photo Contest!

Allison Hradecky/November 10, 2016

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SOL is launching our 2016 Fall Semester Photo Contest! Please submit your best photos from your study abroad experience. Cash prizes include $250, $150 or $100!



  • All SOL 2016 fall semester students can submit their photos.
  • All contest participants must 'LIKE' our Facebook page to be eligible to win:  www.facebook.com/soleducation


  • Email your best photos from your SOL 2016 fall semester study abroad experience to photocontest@soleducation.comOnly photos sent to this address will be considered. 
  • VERY IMPORTANT: You must email the original, high quality photo. We will NOT accept a reduced size photo.
  • You can send up to 5 photos. 
  • SUBJECT of the email should read "2016 Fall Photo Contest - YOUR NAME"
  • BODY of the email should include: your name, your country & session, the SOL activity it was taken during, a caption to be shared along with your photo, and the link to your Facebook page (if you would like to be tagged). Copy & paste the text below into your email: 
SOL ACTIVITY (if applicable): 

  • Submitted photos will be placed in the Facebook album "SOL Photo Contest 2016 (Summer Programs)"
  • Vote by clicking 'LIKE' on the photos you like best. You can vote for as many photos as you want!
  • Anyone who has a Facebook page is welcome to vote. We encourage you to ask your friends & family to share your photo! **HINT: This is how people win!**
  • Votes must be made on the original post in the SOL photo album, not any shared posts.


  • Nov 10th: Accepting submissions. Voting begins!
  • Dec 23rd: Last day to submit photos. Must be emailed by 4:00 pm CST. Photos received after 4:00pm will not be eligible. 
  • Dec 30th: Last day to vote. Voting ends at 4:00 pm CST.
  • Jan 2nd: Winners Announced!


  • 1st Place: $250 cash!
  • 2nd Place: $150 cash!
  • 3rd Place: $100 cash!
  • Top 3 finalists will be eligible to have their photo included in our next catalog

See this past summer's contestants & winners: SOL - Photo Contest 2016 (Summer Programs)



NOTE: Photo and Video Release: By submitting a photo to our photo contest, you consent that the use of your photographs, photographs or video footage that you are in, and your comments about Sol Education Abroad may be used by Sol Education Abroad for marketing and publicity purposes. Also, participating and entering in this promotion is considered a complete release of Facebook by each entrant or participant. It is also an acknowledgement that this promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Sol Education Abroad reserves the right to refuse any photos not deemed appropriate, and to select the winning photos, regardless of the vote count. Only one photo per person is eligible to win. By submitting a photo you warrant that your photograph is owned by you and is your original creation. Photos submitted that include children will not be posted without the consent of their parents or legal guardians.