Global Focus Photography Competition

Michigan State University Global Focus is an international photography competition for faculty, staff, alumni and students. The competition was created in 1999 by International Studies and Programs to highlight the involvement of the MSU community around the world.


Enter the Competition

Global Focus is now using an online entry form. To enter the competition you will either need to sign in with an MSU NetID or create an account using a personal email address.

If you experience problems with the online entry form, you may enter using the form linked below. If entering using this form, please deliver a hard copy of the form, print of your photo submission(s), and a CD with the digital files to:

Kathy Riel
Michigan State University
International Center
427 N. Shaw Lane, Room 109
East Lansing MI 48824-1035


Rules and Deadlines


Vote for Your Favorite Photos

Don't forget to come back after the deadline: Friday, October 3, 2014 to vote for your favorite photos for the "People's Choice" award.


Sponsors and Judges

We would also like to thank our sponsors of MSU Global Focus photo competition. Their support allows our judges to award prizes to first, second and third place, as well as honorable mentions in each category of the competition (alumni, faculty/staff and students).


Previous Winners

We are delighted to share a collection of photographs, each one capturing a sense of wonder and beauty found somewhere around the world.

2013 Winners Gallery


Contact Information

International Studies and Programs
Michigan State University
International Center
427 N. Shaw Lane, Room 207
East Lansing MI 48824-1035

Tel: 517-355-2350
Fax: 517-353-7254

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2014 Competition

  • Contest opens: Friday, August 1, 2014
  • Contest deadline: Friday, October 3, 2014

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