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The Art of Traveling Well Awards

Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art. -Freya Stark

What's the contest all about?

Explore, Dream, Discover...and then contribute to our Annual Art of Traveling Well contest! This contest is designed to highlight the power of our off-campus programs to create educational, responsible, and culturally rich travel experiences for students. 

We are looking for photos, videos, and stories that demonstrate how your off-campus experience has changed you.  How has it deepened your relationship to God, to others, and to the world around you?  How has it helped you to learn from others and their culture?  How have you put your new awareness and empathy into action as you return home?

This contest challenges you to submit a photograph, essay or video that interprets some aspect of your time abroad.  Emphasis should be placed on describing the relationships, experiences, and places that helped you travel well – responsibly, sustainably, and culturally -- and transformed your vision of the world in some way. 

  • Photograph(s): There is now just 1 category in the photography division -- a "photo series". The photo series should consist of 3-5 photos that are connected in some way. For the photo series, please include a brief statement about how the images are related to each other. You may submit up to 2 different photo series.
  • Essay/Written Reflection:  (1500 words or less) Anything pertaining to your semester program. Your choice. There will be separate categories for prose and poetry. You may submit two pieces of writing.
  • Video (Multi-media):  Videos can be up to 15 minutes long and include any aspect of your trip. You may submit one video.

Click here to see the 2010 winners.

Click here to see the 2011 winners.

Click here to see the 2012 winners.

Click here to see the 2013 winners.




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How do I submit to the contest?

Easy. Just e-mail your photos, writing, or video.

Who can submit to the contest?

Anyone who participated in an off-campus program during the following times: Spring 2014, Fall 2014, and Interim 2015.

When are entries due?

Entries are due by Monday, February 23, 2015.

Can I submit multiple entries?

You are welcome to submit entries in more than one category.