Picture the World-Annual Photo Contest

Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for international scholarship


  • Ongoing: until Friday, November 7, 2008
  • Sunday: 1:00pm
  • Monday: 8:30am
  • Tuesday: 8:30am
  • Wednesday: 8:30am
  • Thursday: 8:30am
  • Friday: 8:30am
  • Where: Art and Design Gallery, Lawrence
  • Cost: Free
  • Age limit: All ages

More than 100 photographs of international places and subjects will be on exhibit in Picture the World in the Art & Design Gallery on the KU Lawrence campus through Nov. 7. The event is presented by the School of Fine Arts and Phi Beta Delta Honor Society. The photographs on display are award-winning works, as well as noteworthy, interesting photographs submitted for Phi Beta Delta's Picture the World contest held last March. These photographs represent the work of 45 KU students, faculty and staff, and alumni. Phi Beta Delta is an international honor society that recognizes outstanding scholarship in international education, and promotes internationalism on university campuses. The KU chapter created the Picture the World contest to promote international scholarship and travel. The photo contest is held annually in March, and is open to all KU students, faculty, staff, visiting scholars, and alumni. To be entered in the contest, the 8 x 10 or 8 x 12 prints must have been taken outside of the U.S. More than 200 photos were submitted this past spring. The entries are grouped into separate divisions for Students, Faculty/Staff/Scholars, and Alumni, and within each division there are five categories: people, places, cultural traces, flora/fauna, and black-white/monochrome. The photographs come from practically every continent. There are beautiful landscapes and seascapes; Sari-clad women in India, school children in Kenya, a fishmonger in Sicily, toddlers in Japan, a kayaker in Ireland, protesters in Paris, orphans in Haiti, gondoliers in Italy, dancers in Prague; scenes of daily life and culture; temples in South Korea, mounds of hot spices in Turkey, golden Buddha statues in Hong Kong, a market in Egypt; and wildlife-a stretching seal in Australia, a tiger in India, a baby elephant in Thailand, to name just a few.

This event was posted Aug. 30, 2008 and last updated Sept. 16, 2014


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