The Glimpse Foundation Announces Its Annual Global Photography Contest

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The Glimpse Foundation's Spring 2006 Photo Contest calls for images that depict family life in other countries around the world. It's open to anyone who has traveled or lived abroad; winning submissions will be published in the 2007 Glimpse Calendar.

The Glimpse Foundation has announced its third annual photo contest, open to anyone who has traveled or lived abroad. Glimpse’s Spring 2006 Photo Contest, “It’s All in the Family” asks for photos that depict family life in other countries around the world. The 12 winning photos will be compiled in the 2007 Glimpse Calendar, to be distributed in bookstores nationwide. One grand-prize winner will receive a $500 travel voucher, courtesy of STA Travel.

In line with the 501(c)3 Glimpse Foundation’s mission to promote cross-cultural understanding and exchange by providing print and electronic forums for sharing the experiences of young adults living and studying abroad, the annual Glimpse photo contest aims to “move beyond your standard images of tourist hotspots and attractions, and really offer a flavor for the daily realities of life in other countries,” according to Glimpse’s Editor in Chief, Kerala Goodkin.

The deadline for photo submissions is May 22. The contest is sponsored by Smugmug, a family-owned, spam-free photo sharing company. “[Glimpse] is a wonderful organization, to which we are proud to attach ourselves,” says Smugmug’s Director of Business Development, Markham Bennett.

Glimpse’s 2005 Photo Contest, “A Day’s Rest” focused on images of people in other countries enjoying their leisure time; its 2004 Photo Contest, “A Day’s Work” conveyed various work routines around the globe. Glimpse also holds an annual writing contest, the most recent of which called for creative nonfiction submissions about the experience of returning home after an extended stay abroad. The winning articles were recently posted on Glimpse’s website, http://www.glimpseabroad.org.

The Glimpse Foundation also publishes a print publication, Glimpse Quarterly, which is primarily distributed through colleges and universities across the country and is available in bookstores nationwide. The magazine has a current circulation of 15,000 with a projected readership of 20,000. According to Dr. Jane Edwards, Director of International Programs at Harvard University and former NAFSA Board Member, Glimpse Quarterly is “the best publication dedicated to student experience abroad.”

The Glimpse Foundation was established by Brown University students in November 2001 and began full-time production in May 2002, with generous seed funds from the National Geographic Society. Glimpse uses its growing youth network to innovate platforms for creative nonfiction, informed discourse and intercultural exchange.

For contest guidelines, visit:

http://www.glimpseabroad.org/contests.php

To view past Glimpse contest results, visit:

http://www.glimpseabroad.org/pastcontests.php

Educators who wish to spread the word to their students should visit:

http://www.glimpsefoundation.org/recruiting.php#contest

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