UCD International Photo Competition Launched

Ireland: the Emerald Isle, renowned for its beautiful scenery and inspiring landscapes. Dublin: a cosmopolitan capital city, vibrant and always entertaining. UCD: a lush parkland campus teeming with activity. With so much opportunity for the capture of beautiful imagery around every turn, we are delighted to launch the first UCD International photography competition, with the top prize being your food / groceries paid for for two whole months!*

'To UCD and Beyond' is open to all current UCD international students and current UCD students who have been on exchange overseas.

Speaking about the competition, UCD’s Director of International Affairs Dr Douglas Proctor said, “When you're new to a city, you see things in a different way - and this alternative perspective is a crucial part of learning about other cultures and peoples. With this photography competition, we're keen to learn more about what you've seen and what it meant to you as global citizens. I'm looking forward to seeing all of your entries very soon.”

Students can enter in any of the four categories, which are:

  • My UCD
  • Vision of Dublin
  • Timeless Ireland
  • Destination Abroad

The competition closes at midnight on Friday 16th November. To enter, students must upload a photo to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #ToUCDandBeyond, accompanied by the hashtag of the category - #MyUCD #VisionofDublin #TimelessIreland #DestinationAbroad

A high-res copy of the photo must also be emailed to international@ucd.ie accompanied by details of the photo’s location, your UCD student number, and a short caption (<120 characters).

Three finalists will be selected from each category, with the winning photograph decided by a judging panel. A people’s choice trophy will also be awarded, with the winning photo selected by followers of UCD International’s Instagram.

Full terms and conditions can be viewed below.

Photo Competition - Terms and Conditions

*to the total value of €500