Photo competition

Again this year during Go Global Week we will be runnning our photo competition for students returning from an International study/work placement in 2017-18.

The Global Opportunities Office know that during your International placement experience you likely encountered beautiful and amazing surroundings, interesting people who became new friends and ultimately gained a local perspective on the city you travelled to.

The theme for our photo competition is: Student experiences in another part of the world: faces, places and life outside of Northern Ireland


  • All students who participated in a Queen’s University recognised International placement in the 2017-18 academic year on one of the following programmes: Erasmus, Study USA, University Exchange Programmes, Study China and Generation UK China.
  • Students who have graduated since undertaking their placement abroad can still be considered.

Deadline:  15 October 2018

How to Enter

  • Photo submissions must be original work (no professional photos will be accepted) and must have been taken by you during your international placement.
  • Photos may be in colour, black and white, or sepia.
  • Photo formats accepted are .jpg or .png.
  • Email photos (2 maximum) to with the subject “Photo Competition”.

In your email include the following:

  • First name, last name and student number
  • Program (Exchange, Erasmus etc.)
  • Location (university + city + country)
  • Dates of your placement (Year, Semester 1, semester 2, summer)
  • Include a short caption, around 50 words, to explain how your photo(s) represents student life in another part of the world.


Photos will be evaluated based on quality, creativity and ability to capture the chosen theme, judges’ decision is final.
2 winning entries will be selected and winners will receive a £50/€50 Ryanair gift voucher.

We look forward to seeing your amazing images!   

By submitting your photos and statements to the Contest, you are giving the Queen’s University Belfast permission to use the photos and/or statements on its website or publications.
 By submitting your photograph(s), you permit Queen’s University to use your name in conjunction with any photographs used to promote International programs in any and all media.

Photo Competition 2017 winners

You can see the prize winners from last year below. 


Erasmus Study Programme: Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Student life in Spain is finding the perfect flamenco dress in a street market in Madrid and making the 8 hour bus journey to Seville to have the time of your life at one of the country's must culturally rich and beautiful festivals.

Kathryn Bleakley 'Copenhagen'


Erasmus Study Programme: Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

A spontaneous trip to Copenhagen with friends will be remembered as one of the highlights of my Erasmus study, especially the delicious Scandinavian street food we experienced on Paper Island/PapirØen.

Michael Rauch, The Desjö Lake


Erasmus Study Programme: Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

I didn't meet a single Swede that didn’t love the outdoors, and any free time they had was usually spent in the wild areas around Gothenburg. The Delsjö area outside the city is one of the favourite places for students to flock to when the sun is out. Towards the end of our semester, the warm weather heated the lake to make it great for swimming.