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Calling all World Travelers and Photographers!

The idea of global citizenship builds on the knowledge we gain through international education, which helps us understand different worldviews, approaches to living, and problem-solving, whether we learn these truths at home or abroad. Global citizenship compels us to transcend singular identities and nationalities and to recognize that rights and responsibilities belong to all of humanity, regardless of location, race, gender, political borders or politics itself.

As we move forward into this new decade, it is critical that each of us continue to develop our own sense of what it means to be a global citizen and an advocate for others. Global citizenship is not merely being connected technologically or economically: now more than ever, being a Global Citizen requires us to think critically, engage civically, and care deeply for the fates of people we may never meet and the planet that we share with them.

What is your visual slant on being a global citizen in 2020?


Current students, faculty, staff and official affiliates of JMU are encouraged to submit their best photos to exemplify this year’s theme. 

Categories for this year are...

  • Architecture
  • Nature
  • People
  • Miscellany
  • Local is Global
  • Videos (60-90 seconds in length)

*If you are submitting any content with minors/children, please be sure to have consent from the organization through which they are affiliated.

Submission Deadline

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<<Video Submissions>>

Deadline for submissions is Friday, September 4, 2020 at 11:59 PM.


The I-Week Photo Contest reception, during which photo and video contest winners will be honored, will take place during International Week.  Exact date and time are TBD.

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