Photo Contest

The Basics/Purpose

In celebration of the City of Houston’s Citizenship Month, the University Centers is sponsoring a photo contest. Starting Wednesday, October 15th – Friday, November 14th, UH students will be given the opportunity to submit campus photos that capture the essence of Citizenship Month.

Take a picture on the University of Houston campus that highlights one of the following terms associated with citizenship month. Use your photography illustrate what one of these terms mean to you.


  • Citizenship
    Greater awareness of what it means to be a citizen in order to foster positive, active civic engagement.
  • Diversity
    Underscoring of the City’s diverse ethnic, immigration, cultural, professional and socioeconomic communities to support social cohesion, secure and vibrant neighborhoods, productive workplaces and healthy communities.
  • Global Houston
    Highlighting the City as a global, inclusive, vibrant place uniquely-positioned and highly attractive to do international business in order to support its economic growth and health and foster increased work opportunities for our diverse populations.
  • Fellowship
    Providing opportunities for community-driven events representing every segment of City life to support our City’s neighbors getting to know each other better for harmony, cooperation and a sense of citizen stewardship towards one another and the City as our home and work space.

Contest Rules

  • All photos must be taken on the University of Houston - Main Campus
  • All photo submissions must high quality .jpg files, not exceeding 5 MB
  • Limit one photo submissions per category.
  • Student must be enrolled in at least 3 credit hours at the University of Houston to participate.
  • Photos will be screened and judged by a panel of faculty, staff, students, and community members.
  • A winner will be named in each category.

Winner Announcement

The winners will be announced Friday, November 21, 2014.


Winners in each of the four categories receive a $100 gift Card Barnes & Noble and Cougar Spirit Pack (valued at $100)