Photo Contest

Please note: The deadline is February 28th, 2023


Summary of Contest

• Step 1: Review contest rules and regulations. A copy of these can be found through the link below. Contest consent forms (if applicable) can be found on the Languages and Cultures Photo Contest site through Western's learning management system OWL. Further instructions regarding OWL use and photo submissions are found below. 

• Step 2: Submit your photo(s). Participants will receive an email notification when the submission has been received. Once the submission deadline has passed, a panel of judges will review and evaluate all entries.

• Step 3: Winners will be notified by in May via email. With the winners’ consent, winners will also be announced via the Department website and Instagram account.  

• Photo Contest Rules TBA


• Any student currently enrolled in a London, Ontario secondary school, or in undergraduate or graduate studies at Western University. Up to one submission per category per person. By entering the contest, participants declare that the photograph(s) submitted is(are) an original work of their own creation. If the photograph includes people, participants must confirm that they have the permission of the individuals present in the photograph to share their image. Submitting a winning photo from a previous contest will result in an automatic disqualification.


• Participation in this contest may require personal information to be collected such as an email address and/or contact name which may contain identifying information. This information will be stored on the secure Western University network. Entries will be submitted to the Languages and Cultures Photo Contest site using Western's learning management system OWL (link TBA). The OWL system has been formally reviewed by Western University’s Technology Risk Assessment Committee. Instructions for OWL use are found here: Participants will be prompted to log in with their Western username and password, then select "Join" for the Languages and Cultures Photo Contest OWL site to continue. 

• Ontario secondary school students will need to provide an email address to be invited to the Photo Contest OWL submission site as a guest user. Please contact for assistance with external OWL access.

• The Photo Categories for 2023 are TBA.

• Contest start date: TBA

• Submission deadline: February 28, 2023

• Winners announced: TBA. 


• Please contact the Languages and Cultures Outreach Committee at or see general Department contact information here: for further questions or for more information.