Call for Submissions: France Alumni Day Photo Contest

Call for Submissions: France Alumni Day Photo Contest

From now until May 3rd, Campus France USA invites students and alumni to submit original photography that explores student experiences in France, as part of the second edition of the "Make It Memorable" photo contest.

This initiative is part of the inaugural France Alumni Day, a series of events around the world taking place over two weeks (May 11th – 26th, 2024) to celebrate the international student experience in France.

Submissions will be accepted through May 3, 2024.

Winning photos will be displayed at the EU Open House, NAFSA, and Embassy and Consulate reception halls. Digital galleries may be exhibited at Villa Albertine or other locations, and on Campus France USA’s social media.

Learn more about the contest’s guidelines below.


Participants must be at least 18 years of age.

Participants may only submit their own original photos, taken while in France on an educational program or after having returned from an education program in France.

Participants must have completed an educational program in France (long or short-term study abroad programs, degree-granting programs, French language classes, culinary or art schools, etc.).


Participants are invited to submit their photos via this form and then by email to 

Students and alumni may submit five photos maximum per thematic category. Each photo may only be entered one time and students may submit entries within one or all of the categories.

Winners might be asked to provide higher resolution images for publication or display purposes related to the contest.

Submissions are accepted through May 3,2024.

Thematic Categories 

In this chronological journey, students are invited to share what made their experience abroad special and how they have continued to cherish it. We hope to create a collective portrait of French life through American students’ eyes.

We invite submissions within the following three categories:  

Community– Characterize the links between you and your newfound community.

L’esprit francais– Baguettes and Eiffel Tower aside, demonstrate the true French spirit through unexpected details!

Savoir-faire – Details of craftsmanship, traditional skills, or iconic French cultural professions, such as cuisine, art, architecture, fashion, and music.


Deadline for submissions: May 3, 2024

Winners announced: end of May 2024

Winning photos displayed at the Embassy of France in Washington D.C. and at the NAFSA Annual Conference during the month of May and June 2024.

Evaluation Criteria  

Winning entries from each category will be evaluated on:

Originality and creativity

Composition, lighting, and form

Emotion and impact

Disclosure and Photo Usage 

We hope to be able to inspire future students to study in France through your stories and images. To that end, we would like to create a database of inspiring photography that we can share on Campus France USA’s and the Embassy’s social media. By entering this photo contest, students and alumni grant Campus France USA and the Embassy of France in the United States permission to use your photo in perpetuity in any medium. If you would not like us to use your photo beyond this contest, please indicate this in your email address to

Photo credit: (c) Bruno Abatti