Texas Tech University

2023 My Hometown - Photography Contest

Call for Entries


International Affairs invites Texas Tech international students and scholars to submit photographs of their hometowns for the annual “My Hometown” photography exhibit. This exhibition gives these students and scholars the opportunity to share their unique international experience with the Texas Tech and Lubbock communities. The best images will be displayed at the International Cultural Center during the months of September – October 2023. 


All international students and scholars who are currently studying at Texas Tech. 

AWARDS for the Photography Competition

First Place - $150/ Second Place - $125/ Third Place $100


May       10   Photo submission opens (instructions below) 

                                ** Send JPEG files attached to an email to oia.exhibits@ttu.edu**

  Aug      24   Submission deadline for “My Hometown” photos

  Sep      06   Notification of judge's selections sent to photographers

  Sep      14    Exhibit opens 


To be eligible for consideration for the “My Hometown” photo contest, your images must meet the following requirements:

  • Photographs must be taken by the student. (We do not want images taken by professional photographers or from the internet.)
  • Photographs must demonstrate appropriate behavior and be suitable for viewing by all ages.
  • A maximum of four photos may be submitted.
  • Photographs should be high resolution and can be in color or black and white.
  • If one of your images is selected, it must be a full file that can be enlarged without pixilation.
  • International Affairs will enlarge all digital photos selected for the exhibition to an 11 X 14 inch print. You will receive the print at the end of the exhibit as our gift from International Affairs. 

How to submit your PHOTOS:

1. Files should be in JPEG format (1-5 MB). Label each file with consecutive numbers followed by your name and the location of the photo (e.g., 1 Doe, Jane – Spain, 2 Doe, Jane – Portugal). 

2. Attach the JPEG files to an email and send it to oia.exhibits@ttu.edu. Be sure to include your name and the location of the photo in the subject line. 

3. All photos must be uploaded by August 24, 2023.


The best images will be selected by a juror and become part of an art exhibit at the International Cultural Center. Notification of acceptance will be emailed to photographers by September 4, 2023.


International Affairs will have the right to display, project, and reproduce work accepted for this exhibition for publicity and promotional purposes only.  Individual photographers retain copyrights to their individual works. 

Questions: Contact Jan Stogner – TTU International Affairs

jan.stogner@ttu.edu / 806-742-3668