Every experience is unique, and we want to see it through your lens! Enter your best memories in our BCA Photo Contest. Share your visual story about campus life abroad, adventures on a BCA excursion, and a cultural activity you participated in while studying abroad. Complete applications will have three photos with descriptions per submission. Download the application to get started, and submit your entries to our Social Media Specialist!

Who is eligible? Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 program participants
When are submissions due? July 2, 2018
Do I have to submit three photos? Yes! Not only does this increase your chances of winning, it also depicts your entire experience with BCA.

Prizes Are:

  • 1st Place: $100
  • 2nd Place: $75
  • 3rd Place: $50


Congratulations to the winners of the Fall 2017 BCA photo contest and thank you again to all participants!  Entries were judged on the following areas: adherence to the guidelines and theme, creativity, composition and quality of image. Please continue to check out our Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages, as we will be featuring a selection of all entries, not just winners on these platforms and your pictures could be displayed!


Campus Life Entry: “International Selfie” by Aimee Spice

Program:  Dalian, China

Term:  Fall 2017

School: Cedarville University

Description: To celebrate the end of midterms, my Chinese class – a mix of about 10 different nationalities – went out to eat, to talk and play games in Chinese. We took lots of pictures on campus along the way, including this one where the whole class gathered together in true Chinese style to take a selfie!


Cultural Activity: “Festival of the Virgin of San Lorenzo” by Emily Morris

Program: Valladolid, Spain

Term: Fall 2017

School: Bridgewater College

 Description: Valladolid celebrated its famous Festival of the Virgin of San Lorenzo from September 1-10, 2017. My friend and I were able to witness the Procession of the Virgin of San Lorenzo, which, in addition to being a highly religious event, also features local singers and traditional dance groups from the city. I was able to talk to some of the dancers and grab a photo after the procession!



BCA Excursion: “Two Merged Into One” by Sarah Pomerantz

Program: Barcelona, Spain

Term: Fall 2017

School: Elizabethtown College

Description: After the BCA Xalapa program was suspended (due to Health & Safety concerns), everyone was transferred into the Barcelona program. This excursion to the area of Tarragona was one of the first activities we did together as a combined group. During this excursion, we bonded closer while exploring the Poblet Monastery (pictured) and the city of Montblac. Here, some of my new friends and I found a park high up where we could overlook the city, other nearby towns, and distant mountains.


BCA Excursion: “Excursion to Segovia” by Maria Bilello

Term: Summer 2017

School: Alvernia University

Description:  This is a picture of me taken on a BCA excursion to the beautiful city of Segovia. It was our first excursion outside of Valladolid. I am standing on a castle called El Alcázar de Segovia, which was beautiful on both the inside and outside, with breathtaking views from its towers.