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 4, 2013 to vote for your favorite photos for the "People's Choice" award.

The Winners

Thanks to the talents of our faculty, staff, alumni and students who shared their international photographs with us this year, we are delighted to share with you an amazing collection of photographs; each one capturing a sense of wonder and beauty found somewhere around the world.

2012 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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International Awards Dates

  • Nominations due Dec 16, 2013
  • Homer Higbee Nominations due January 24, 2014
  • Awards Ceremony March 26, 2014

Restaurant by the Lake, Zachary Yong Huang. Faculty Staff, 1st Place

2012 Competition

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