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Contest: Photos of Home

January 12, 2012

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows join SFU from all over the world — from Argentina to Zimbabwe, Seattle to Shanghai, Prince George to Prince Edward Island, Burnaby to Bangalore — and more!

In celebration of International Week 2012, we invite you to send in a photo that best describes what your “home town” is all about or what "home" represents to you.

1st prize: $75 SFU bookstore gift certificate
2nd prize: $50 SFU bookstore gift certificate
3rd prize:  $25 Renaissance coffee gift card

Contest closes February 6, 2012, at midnight.

A panel of judges from Graduate Studies, the Graduate Student Society and International Services for Students will review and select the winning entries.

Photos will be displayed and winners announced during our International Week Grad Social on Wednesday February 8, 5–7 pm, Graduate Student Society Lounge, MBC 2212, Burnaby campus.
How to Enter
Complete the online submission form  (one submission per photo please)

Email your photo(s) to with the subject line “ Grad Photos of Home Contest” and your name  (i.e. “Grad Photos of Home Contest: Lily Wang”).
The Rules

  • Contest is open to current and on-leave SFU graduate students, and alumni who were graduate students.
  • You may submit as many photos as you wish but will not be able to win multiple times.
  • Photos must be the highest resolution possible so that it can be used for print and web reproduction. Please save your photo in .jpeg or .jpg format. One submission via the websurvey is required per photo.
  • By submitting your photo to the contest, you must agree that you are the photographer or have obtained permission to use the photo (if the latter, include the photographer’s name); you have permission to take the photo of the selected location and individuals, and have their permission to enter the photo in this contest; and as the photographer, you retain copyright to the photo submitted, but give unlimited and unrestricted permission for Simon Fraser University to use and reproduce the image for free in any media for promotional and/or informational materials.

Contact Us
If you have questions, please contact

A joint initiative, brought to you by the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies, the SFU Graduate Student Society and International Services for Students (Grad ICP).

Contest Entries

Here are some of the photos we've received so far!

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