You may submit up to 5 total entries. All photos must be submitted in one of the following categories:

Photo Categories

  • Artistic Eye
  • What a Blast!
  • Wow – That Was Amazing!
  • Road Less Traveled

Video Categories

  • Now I Know…
  • Remember when
  • GIF
  • Highlight Reel

Rules for Submission

  • Submissions are open from March 1, 2020 – August 15, 2020.
  • Limit 5 total submissions per person.
  • You must be the original artist – the one who took the photo or video, and the editor, if applicable.
  • You must be a student participant of a WorldStrides program from September 1, 2019 until August 15, 2020.
  • No copyrighted music in videos – Hint! You can check out current copyright policies of songs here. Click here for a list of free music for video-use!
  • The “Remember when…” category can only be entered by any alumni who participated on a program from 2005 to 2019.

Voting and Winner Selection

  • Eligibility for finalist competition will be chosen by WorldStrides’ team of creatives, based on image composition, image resolution and overall quality, candidness, significance of content, originality, creativity comma and overall presentation.
  • Submissions that qualify for the finalist competition will be presented for public voting between August 24 and September 4, 2020. There will be two rounds of voting – one to determine category winners, and a second to determine overall grand prize winners for the photo and video categories, respectively. Winners may advocate for their entries, but they may not pay for votes. One vote per person, per category, per round is allowed. Exact dates of voting periods are subject to change.
  • $100 Amazon gift cards will be awarded to the winner of each photo and video category. Also, a photo and video finalist be selected by a team at WorldStrides, awarded a $100 Amazon gift card, and offered as a contender for the Grand Prize. Two Grand Prize winners will receive $1000.


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Disclaimer: All approved submissions may be published on the WorldStrides website and mentioned in press releases, Blogs and Facebook postings.

View the full 2020 official Terms and Conditions