Photo Contest

BCA Study Abroad Spring Photo Contest

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? Spring 2017, Summer 2017 & Fall 2017 program participants
When are submissions due? January 3, 2017
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

Spring 2017 Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Spring 2017 BCA photo contest!  Entries were judged on the following areas: adherence to the guidelines and theme, creativity, composition and quality of image.


1st Place Winner

First Place BCA Photo Contest

Campus Life: “Ru Men Ban” by Joseph Soza

Program:  Dalian, China

Term:  Spring 2017

School:  Malone University

Description:  This is a picture of my class (we are called Ru men ban). One day our teacher took us to have a picnic for our class because all of the cherry blossoms on campus had begun to bloom. The entire Dawai campus was so beautiful. We took this picture together after eating. Our teacher counted “yī, èr, sān” and we all jumped It was a great day!


2nd Place Winner

Second Place Photo Contest Winner

BCA Excursion: “Tramping Hooker Valley” by Katie Byers

Program: Dunedin, New Zealand

Term: Spring 2017

School: Manchester University

 Description: We took a BCA excursion to Hooker Valley Track at Mount Cook. We ate lunch next to the glacial water overlooking Mt. Cook in the background. A well deserved lunch after a long walk by the Southern Alps!


3rd Place Winner

Cultural Activity: “Uni” by Abraar Ahmad

Program: Barcelona, Spain

Term: Fall 2016

School: Tufts University

Description: For some, sports are merely a pastime. For others it’s a religious following. But for few, it defines the culture and interactions of the whole city. In Barcelona’s Camp Nou, John and I were able to hear the songs and see the love that people have for their local football club. We witnessed as bars advertised screening games, buses and trains packed beyond the point of movement, and the subway stayed open well beyond normal hours o operation so that thousands can come witness the greatness of FC Barcelona.


Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention BCA Photo Contest

BCA Excursion: “León” by Jaime Ramos

Program: Valladolid, Spain

Term: Spring 2017

School: Elizabethtown College

Description:  León was the first city I visited outside of Valladolid. It was a fun excursion where I learned about the history of Castilla y León, which was the region of Spain I lived in. This photo was taken from the top of León after a long hike through a hiking trail.

Congratulations to our winners and thank you again to all participants! 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!