Global Focus Photo Contest

The 2017 Global Focus Contest has begun!
(October 2 - 22, 2017)

Submit an international photo to Global Focus

Since 1999, ISP has partnered with the MSU Alumni Association for Global Focus, an annual international photography competition for MSU students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Every fall, hundreds of entries are received and evaluated by a panel of jurors made up of MSU faculty, staff, students, alumni, and professional photographers. Winners are chosen from each category and displayed in the International Center.

See the contest rules, policies and criteria >

2016 Global Focus Winners

Congratulations to this year's Global Focus international photography competition winners! Thank you to those who voted in the People's Choice category, and thank you to all of the participants for sharing your international experiences.


First Place: Ryan Vroegindewey
"At the Pump"
Mali, 2014

Third Place: Gaëlle Bottex
"Bailadora Andaluza"
Spain, 2016


Second Place: Aimee Swenson
"Moving the Herd Before the Storm"
Canada, 2014

People's Choice: Praveena Lakshmanan
"Life at the Bay"
India, 2013





First Place: Syed Waqar Haider
"Culture and Diversity"
United Arab Emirates, 2016

Third Place: Steven Gold
"Bike Commuting"
Netherlands, 2014


Second Place: Leigh Graves Wolf
"Finbar247 - Work in Progress"
Ireland, 2016

People's Choice: Andrea Funkhouser
"Don't you just love French villages?"
France, 2016





First Place: Kirk Mason
"Pastoralism Challenges"
Tanzania, 2016

Third Place: Anne Desiderio
"Picture in a Picture"
Italy, 2016


Second Place: Erin E. Cardwell
"Pineapple Harvest"
Benin, 2015

People's Choice: Sarah Scott
"Thailand Smiles"
Thailand, 2009