Student participants from KIIS's programs are invited to enter the KIIS Student Photo and Video Contest.
How to Enter
Follow KIIS @kiisabroad on Instagram to enter/win.
Upload your photos and/or videos from your KIIS study abroad experiences to Instagram.
Tag @kiisabroad and use the hashtag #TakeYourEducationFurther plus a hashtag with your KIIS program name (for example: #KIISGreece or #KIISMayaMexicoWinter). Click here for list of KIIS program names.
You may submit multiple photos/videos from your KIIS experiences abroad, but you can only submit the same photo/video once. It is okay to share your post multiple times.
Photo and Video Categories
1. Photo and video entries should highlight KIIS study abroad scenarios. For example: Studying and living abroad experiences: flying into the country, traveling on trains, interactions with your host family or
hotel/university staff, food, cultural experiences (i.e., festivals, community events, etc.), interactions with vendors at local markets
or restaurants, and so on. Academics: you or your classmates working on assignments or interacting with your KIIS faculty, learning moments, experiences
at archeological, museum, and scenic excursion sites. Promotional: photos/videos of what you would like to see on the KIIS website, posters, marketing materials, etc. Inspirational: photos/videos that inspire other students to study abroad by highlighting how to "Take Your Education Further with KIIS" or give a message to "Send Me There".
2. Video entries may be one of the following:
Videos without any special effects (i.e., no text on the words, fade in or outs, no narration or music, etc.). Submit a series of 4-5 silent videos, which are each 5-12 seconds long. For video ideas, visit the desktop homepage site of www.airbnb.com.
Videos with music and/or special effects (20-90 seconds long).
Photos or videos must be entrant's original work/on entrant's camera/phone (i.e. if you have an idea for a photo and direct a friend/stranger to take a photo of you on your camera, it is okay for you to be in the photo.)
Photos/videos are expected to meet the standards expected of KIIS participants abroad and should not depict indecent or disrespectful behavior. Your entry will not considered if it contains any content that can get you sent home from your KIIS program (i.e. heavy drinking, participating in risky activities, etc.)
If you were selected for a KIIS Scholarship and chose to send 15-20 photos or create a video, you still may enter the photo/video contest, but you must enter different photos/videos in this contest than the ones you will provide KIIS for your scholarship.
You must not inaccurately tag content or encourage users to inaccurately tag content (ex: don't encourage people to tag themselves in photos if they aren't in the photo).
Deadlines and Selection Process
The contest is open from now until August 7, 2016.
Each photo/video will be judged on clarity, creativity, and by how appropriate the content is for study/living abroad experiences.
A panel will select the top photos and videos and will then repost the top photos and videos on Instagram.
Once posted, participants can ask the KIIS Instagram community, his/her family, friends, and others to vote for their photos/videos.
Voting will last 7 days after the photos and videos have been reposted on Instagram.
Winners will be selected on how many likes the photo/video gets on Instagram.
Winners will be announced via Instagram and Facebook. After the winners are announced they will have 72 hours to respond with their email address and contact information (notification approximately mid-late September).
1st Place Photo or Video: the top two photos or videos with the most "likes" receives a $100 prize, photo/video might be used on the KIIS website (homepage, program page) or in a KIIS Spotlight on Social Media.
2nd Place Photo or Video: the next two photos or videos with the most "likes" receives a $50 prize, photo/video might be used on the KIIS website (homepage, program page) or in a KIIS Spotlight on Social Media.
3rd Place Photo or Video: the 5th and 6th photos or videos with the most "likes"; receives a $25 Gift Card, photo/video might be used on the KIIS website (homepage, program page) or in a KIIS Spotlight on Social Media.
Honorable Mentions: May have their photos and/or videos published on the KIIS website, featured on KIIS marketing materials or spotlighted on KIIS Social Media sites.
Photo and Video Release
By submitting your photos and videos to Instagram and tagging @kiisabroad with a combination of the hashtags #TakeYourEducationFurther and a hashtag with your KIIS program name (for example: #KIISChina or #KIISTanzania), KIIS will have non-exclusive copyright for all photos and videos entered into the KIIS Student Photo and Video Scholarship contest. Each Entrant, as a condition of participation in the KIIS Contest, hereby grants KIIS the right to edit, adapt, modify, reproduce, publish, distribute, and otherwise use the photo and/or video in any way or in any media now or hereafter known for marketing, advertising, promotional, social media, or other purposes as KIIS determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, without further notice or compensation to the Entrant or any other third parties. Nothing herein shall be construed to require KIIS to publish, distribute, or in any way use the photo and/or video should KIIS in its sole discretion decline to do so. By submitting photos and/or videos, you further confirm that you have received permission from the subjects in the photo and/or videos to submit their form and likeness for this contest and have informed them that their form and likeness may be used for marketing and promotional purposes.
Per Instagram rules, we must mention that the KIIS Student Contest is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram's term of use.