SBS Photo Contest

cameraThe SBS Department seeks photography entries from SBS students who are entering their second year of the masters program or continuing doctoral students.  Photographs can be from masters students’ summer practica or doctoral students’ ongoing research or public health studies.    The photographs should illustrate the work of the Department  of Social and Behavioral Sciences, represent and convey how  the work makes a positive impact on our local or global community and should represent subjects optimistically.

Students may enter photographs in two categories:

  • Photo Series:  One entry constitutes at least four and up to eight photographs.  The photos should be sequenced to tell a story and all be black and white or color.  Limited to one entry per student.
  • Single Photograph: Students may enter a single photograph in color or black and white.  Students can enter up to foursingle photographs as separate entries.

Submission Details: Email photos and entry information to by July 31, 2014.

Each entry must include the following information:

  • Student’s name
  • Program
  • Year
  • Project name (title of practicum project, study, or research)
  • Photograph title(s) and if a series, please include a description of the series.

Each photo must be a jpeg, at full resolution (or at minimum 2750×3500) for optimal printing quality.  We recommend checking your camera settings to ensure your photos will meet this requirement.  Please note that iPhone photos will not meet the optimal resolution needed to enlarge photos.

Photos depicting recognizable people must be accompanied by a signed release form for each person in the photograph.

Release forms will be provided upon request.

Questions?  Email:


The entrant retains all rights to their photos, and allows the SBS Department to print, frame and hang photographs in the Department and post photographs to the SBS website, giving credit to the photographer.


Judging will take place the week of August 4th.  Judges will consist of 6th and 7th floor faculty, SBS students, and staff. Photos will be judged on both composition and conceptual representation of the work of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences.


Winning photos will be matted, framed and displayed in the hallways of the 6th and 7th floors.  All entrants will be entered into a raffle.  Raffle prizes include two $75 gift cards and three $25 lunch cards.  Winners will be notified through email.