The 'Feast Your Eyes' Photo Exhibit

“You have to taste a culture to understand it.” ― Deborah Cater

The Center for International Education is proud to sponsor the 'Feast Your Eyes' photo exhibit and contest in conjunction with International Week 2016, April 18th - 22nd. The Center for International Education staff will narrow the submissions down to the "delicious dozen", which will be proudly displayed and voted for both on social media and at the International Festival during International Week. Voters may select their favorite entry and the winners receive a monetary prize! Below you will find all the information you need to be a part of this amazing project.

The Project
Requirements
The Award
Legal
Important Dates

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Photo: Korean Thanksgiving at CIE

 

The Project

This project is about you and your cultural culinary experiences. How has your understanding or relationship with culture (your own or another!) developed through food or a shared dining experience? Share your taste buds and developing cultural perceptions in the form of a photograph.

As you think about your photography and the theme for our exhibit, Feast Your Eyes, ask yourself: What role has food played in sharing culture with others? This exhibit will show and explain to the audience how you may have come to a place of greater cultural understanding through a culinary experience- whether it be cooking, serving, tasting, or sharing food. In addition to your photograph, you must indicate a title and submit a brief description. (See requirements below).

Requirements

Contest: Photograph submissions will be accepted from current NAU students only. One photograph accepted per student. Submissions must be your own original work. Each photograph must include a title and descriptive statement (no more than 150 words.) Your descriptive statement may describe the food or meal itself, the occasion or cultural significance (if applicable), where the photo was taken, who was with you, and how you broadened your cultural 'palate' through this tasty treat or dining experience.

Deadline: The deadline for submitting your titled photo and description is April 12 by 5 pm. Any photos submitted after this deadline will not be displayed and will not be considered for an award. If you submit a photo of anything that is deemed inappropriate for the contest, it will not be displayed and will not be considered for an award. The CIE reserves the right to remove your photo from the contest at any time without prior notice.

Submission: If you are using digital photography, please email your selected photo to Rachel.Walker@nau.edu. The title and description should be included in the body of the email, or as an attached Word Document. Please note that all photos will be printed 8" x 10". If you wish to print your own photo please make sure it is an 8”x 10” photo and bring three prints to the Center for International Education, attention Rachel Walker. If you are using film photography you are welcome to handle the development yourself, again make sure it is an 8”x 10” photo and that three copies are provided.

The Award

The CIE will be giving an award of $200 in Jacks Debit Express to the winner of the Feast Your Eyes photo contest. (2nd and 3rd place winners will receive $100 and $50, respectively.) The winners will be announced at the International Idol event on April 22, 2016 at 7 pm. 

Legal

Any participant in the photo contest grants the Center for International Education perpetual and irrevocable use of their photo and relinquishes the Center for International Education and Northern Arizona University of any liability. In submitting a photo for the exhibit, the participant agrees in full to these conditions.

Important Dates

Deadline to Submit Photos with title and description: Tuesday, April 12th by 5 pm
International Week: April 18th - 22nd
Feast Your Eyes Exhibition: All photos will be shown on Facebook beginning April 13th. The "delicious dozen" (ie the top 12 photos) will be determined by CIE staff. These dozen will be available for voting on Facebook during International Week and in-person at the International Festival on April 22nd (DuBois, Bldg #64) between 2:30-5:00 pm
Winner Announcement: April 22nd at the International Idol event (DuBois, Bldg #64) 7:00 pm

Final Note

This project is really about you, so be creative and have fun! We look forward to receiving your photos and displaying them during International Week. If you have any questions please contact Rachel Walker at the Center for International Education at Rachel.Walker@nau.edu or 928-523-6700.
Happy Photographing!