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Carolina students, faculty and staff can enter their photographs in the 13th annual amateur Carolina Global Photography Competition, with Grand Prize and Best Water winners among the awards.

The submission period ends September 30, 2012. The Center for Global Initiatives (CGI), the Study Abroad Office and UNC Global are hosting the competition.

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 artistic merit and context. Special consideration will be given to images that are distinctive, defy expectations, embrace a new perspective, showcase the commonality of humanity or illustrate potential solutions to global challenges.

This year, in addition to selecting a Grand Prize, first place and second place winners, judges will also offer a “Best Water” award to an image that embraces “Water in Our World,” UNC’s campuswide academic theme. Entrants who submit water-related images are encouraged to think broadly about water issues, including connections to public policy, planning, sustainable development, environmental engineering, business, law, marine sciences, natural hazards and disasters and global health. Photos can illustrate water issues, such as scarcity, without actually featuring bodies of water—think creatively!

Each entrant will have a photograph displayed in the FedEx Global Education Center beginning January 3, 2013. CGI will consider submitted photos for publication in its annual calendar, and UNC Global and Study Abroad will choose some images for publication in reports, web pages, brochures and promotional materials.

The competition is an excellent opportunity to showcase Carolina’s diverse global activity, educational opportunities, research and service work.

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Published July 31, 2012.