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Global Health Student Photography Contest

photo contest insetThe purpose of this contest is to foster cultural sensitivity by encouraging Emory students conducting global health projects to examine the culture and people with whom they are working.

Who can enter?

Emory undergraduate and graduate students, medical residents, and post-doctoral fellows can submit photographs that they take during a global health field experience in a low- or middle-income country. These global health field experiences can be Emory programs or non-Emory projects (e.g., Peace Corp experiences, study abroad programs, travel/tourist experiences, etc.). All photographs submitted must be taken by the student submitting them.

Submission Information

Ethical Considerations

When photographing people, we greatly encourage you to employ the following:

For more information surrounding the ethics of global health photography, please see the UniteforSight website.

Selection Criteria

Winners will be selected by a panel of judges. Photographs will be judged by their technical and artistic merits as well as their ability to convey a global health message.


Five winning photographs will be selected each year. Students submitting winning photographs will receive a $500 cash prize and a certificate recognizing their accomplishment. To view previous years' photography contest submissions, click here.


The submission deadline for the 2019 contest is Friday, September 27, 2019.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Baggett.

2008 contest winner

Photo: Brian Chu, RSPH Alumnus and 2008 Photography Contest Winner