Public Affairs photo contest

Melanie Mitchell, Editor-in-Chief

The Francis Marion University (FMU) Office of Public and Community Affairs will hold a
student photography contest entitled “An Education to Enrich and Employ” seeking images showing all
aspects of campus life.
Submissions should feature scenes in the categories of people, academics and campus life.
Photos will be used in printed and online university-related publications.
Winning photographs will be selected based on photo quality, creativity and originality.
Tucker Mitchell, director of Public Affairs, said he hopes entries for this contest will capture
real-world experiences on campus that tell a unique story.
“As evidenced by the theme of the competition, Francis Marion’s mantra is to provide an
education that enriches the lives of it’s students and prepares them for employment,” Mitchell said.
“We don’t merely communicate that with words.”
Winner for “Best Overall” photograph will receive $250, category winners will receive $100
each, “Honorable Mention” winners will have their art displayed in a contest exhibition on campus, and
all participants have the chance to see their photo in print.
Participants may submit an unlimited amount of photos; however, a submission form must be
completed for each photo. Forms can be downloaded from the FMU website news page, or on the
university’s Facebook page.
The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, Nov. 27 by 5 p.m. Photos can be submitted through
the university website or Facebook page.
In order for submissions to be considered, photos should be high resolution, print quality and
submitted as a “jpeg.” Each image file name must match the photograph’s title on the corresponding
submission form. Each entry must be the photographer’s original work.
Photographers must inform and get consent from any identifiable persons about what the
photograph is for and that it may be used in university related publications or websites.