Copyright: The submission remains the intellectual property of the contestant, and the Contest Sponsors and U.S. Government make no claim of copyright as to the work of any individual who enters the contest. Contestant specifically agrees to give the Contest Sponsors permission to use all content submitted for purposes of judging the contest. Finalists and/or winners will be required to grant Contest Sponsors, with proper attribution through whatever means they deem appropriate, a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, and/or display the submission in any media formats and through any media channels in perpetuity in connection with the activities and operations of the contest.
Entry fee: Free
Entry deadline: 14th October 2022
Who can enter: open to all 2022 Summer Work and Travel program participants who are residents of Turkey and who are working and traveling in the United States in compliance with their J-1 type visa, open to all 2022 Summer Work and Travel program participants who are residents of Turkey and who are working and traveling in the United States in compliance with their J-1 type visa
The U.S. Mission in Turkey wants you to share your best 2022 Summer Work Travel (SWT) experiences this summer! Submit your photos by using the hashtag #SWTTurkey2022 when posting your photos on Instagram during your time in the U.S. The student with the best photo will win a grand prize!
The annual SWT Turkey Photo Contest provides current SWT participants from Turkey the chance to share their photos with the world and win cool prizes. Participating is super easy – just use #SWTTurkey2022 when posting your photos on Instagram while in the United States this summer.
The photo must be taken in the United States
There is no limit on photo submissions.
Image requirements: The submitted photos cannot be significantly retouched: nothing in the photo (people, animals, scenery, objects, etc.) may be altered, removed, augmented or rearranged. Cropping is permitted, as is modest darkening or lightening of parts of the image as per normal Instagram alterations via filters.
Judging criteria: composition, subject matter, and creativity.