ISP Photo Contest

Since 1999, the MSU Office of International Studies and Programs, in cooperation with the MSU Alumni Association, has sponsored MSU 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 a combination of MSU faculty and staff with photographic expertise and professional photographers or studio owners from the community.

Every year winning images are chosen from more than hundreds of entries. These winning photos, along with information about the artists are displayed from the menu above. Framed enlargements of the top three photos, and the People's Choice winners, in each category are displayed in the International Center lobby.

Join Us Next August

Join us August 2015 for our next Global Focus event!

  • Online form for the 2015 competition will be available on Friday, August 7, 2015.

Vote for Your Favorite Photos

People's Choice Voting is now closed! Thank you for your participation.

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


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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