Global Perspectives: A Tufts Photo Contest


Global Perspectives: A Tufts University Photo Contest

Open to all Undergraduate and Graduate Students on All Tufts’ Campuses
Tufts graduate and undergraduate students from across the University are invited to submit up to 5 photos that capture the contest’s global themes.

Photos should have been taken when students were studying, working, interning, or conducting research abroad during 2016 and 2017, or, in the case of the last theme, or should represent global perspectives on Tufts’ campuses in Boston, Grafton, or Medford.

Photos taken prior to matriculation at Tufts, post-graduation, or on personal travel abroad (i.e. vacation) are ineligible.


  • Human Culture and Creativity
  • Human Rights and Geopolitical Challenges
  • Population
  • Health
  • Food and Water
  • Climate Change and Environment
  • Energy
  • New Technologies
  • Infrastructure and Economy
  • Global Perspectives on Tufts’ Campus

Students will be asked to write a brief reflection paragraph to explain their rationale for choosing their photograph and theme. These themes were drawn from the research themes identified through the Office of the Vice Provost for Research’s strategic plan.


The contest will be judged by Award-Winning Gary Knight, Director of the Program for Narrative & Documentary Practice at the Institute for Global Leadership, and a panel of faculty, staff and students (TBD). Photographs will be judged on their Aesthetic Value and on how well they Respond to the Global Theme. Attention will be paid to ensure that photos are well representative of the University as a whole (i.e. not all from one school).


The 30 winning photos (first, second and third place in each thematic category) will be showcased in a rotating exhibition in the following locations:

  • Arts, Sciences and Engineering: Tisch Library Tower Café (November – January)
  • Cummings Veterinary School: Location TBD (January – March)
  • Tufts University School of Medicine/Tufts University School of Dental Medicine: Location TBD (March – May)
  • Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy: Institute for Human Security (May - August)

Winning photos, and potentially all photo submissions, will also be exhibited virtually on the Global Tufts website. Students will be asked to give permission to use their photos on the Global Tufts website.


Submit your photos online.

For more information, please call the Institute for Global Leadership at 617 627 3314 or email or