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Rennes-Rochester Photo Contest

Open to all Students in French

If you have participated in the summer abroad program French in France in Rennes this year or in previous academic years, you may enter your photos in the Rennes-Rochester Photo Contest and exhibit to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Rennes-Rochester Sister Cities.

Open to all University of Rochester students who have studied in Rennes, France, and students in all French classes in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, the contest features three categories with prizes awarded in each category. (Please note: entries are limited to three photos in each category per student.)

Submission Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, September 30, 2018


Cityscape, Landscape: Rennes and Rochester; their unique urban and natural environment.

Local Culture: Fairs, festivals, ceremonies, celebrations, food and people unique to your city.

The Student Experience: your time in Rennes or Rochester - unique activities, excursions, and ways to show that learning about your city is learning about the world.

(Disclaimer: University of Rochester does not encourage dangerous activities that would put your health and safety at risk. Please refer to the Standards of Student Conduct.)


MLC Program of French: Grand prize of $100

Prizes per theme/category:

  • Cityscape, Landscape: River Campus Libraries $50
  • Local Culture: Language Center $50
  • The Student Experience: Education Abroad $50

The winning photos will be published in Rochester Review.

Entry Form

All fields are required.

Personal Information

Please fill out all personal information.



You MUST adhere to the following restrictions in order to upload your photo:

  • File size may not exceed 5 MB.
  • Photo must be a minimum of 1,600 pixels on its longer dimension.
  • Photo must be of JPEG format (.jpg, .jpeg).
  • Caption must be a maximum of 256 characters long.
  • Submissions are limited to three (3) photos per category.

File types allowed: jpeg,jpg
(Max 256 characters)

Terms and Conditions

Eligibility—The contest is open to all University of Rochester undergraduates who will participate in the French in France abroad program, organized by the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures and accredited by the University of Rochester's Center for Education Abroad in Summer 2018.  Photos in Rennes, France must have been taken while the student was abroad during the contest period.  Photos in Rochester, NY must have been taken while the student was enrolled in French courses in Rochester.  All students and must have been registered as full-time students in good standing of the University.

Each entrant must complete an entry form that includes the entrant's name, telephone number, email address, class year, major, hometown, education abroad program, and a brief caption describing each photo.

Each entrant must agree to all the rules for the contest outlined here.

Categories—Students may enter their photos in three categories:1) Cityscape, Landscape; 2) Local Culture; 3) The Student Experience.  Students may enter more than one category but are limited to no more than three (3) images in any one category in one contest.  Images may be entered at different times during the contest period.

To be entered in the contest, photos must be uploaded to the contest's website and must meet the contest's technical requirements (see "Technical Requirements.")

Rights—By entering the contest, each entrant acknowledges that the photos are the creative work of the submitting student, that the rights to the photos are owned by the submitting student, and that the submitted photos do not violate copyright, fair use, or other commonly accepted guidelines for producing or reproducing creative work.

Each entering student grants the University the right to reproduce the entrant's images and publish the entrant's name, class year, major, and hometown in Rochester Review, on an accompanying website about the contest, in photographic exhibitions on campus, and in University-produced materials about the contest and other promotional materials produced by the University and its representatives. The copyright for the images remains with the student.

The University of Rochester reserves the right not to publish any entry.

Technical Requirements—Images submitted for the contest must be in the jpeg (.jpg) format. No image may be larger than 5 MB and each image must be at least 1,600 pixels on the longer axis. Images must be uploaded through the contest's website in order to be eligible.

Judging—A panel including University staff from the Center for Education Abroad, the Department of Modern Languages, the Language Center, Rush Rhees Library, and students will judge the contest. Images will be evaluated on their creativity and on their photographic quality. Out of all entries, the judges will select a winner for each category. A grand prize also will be awarded. In the event of a tie among the judges, the editorial staff of Rochester Review will select the winners.

Awards—Awards will be presented to the winners in each category. No single entrant is eligible for more than one (1) prize in each category. A grand prize will also be awarded. A winner of a particular category may also win the grand prize. No entrant can win more than two (2) awards in any single contest.

Deadline—Photos must be submitted through the contest's website by 11:59pm on Sunday, September 30. Images will only be accepted through the contest's website.


By submitting this form, I have read and agree to the terms and conditions stated above.