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Did you study abroad in 2018?  Did you take AMAZING pictures?  

We want to see them and give you prizes!

  • CONTEST OPENS:  Friday, January 11, 2019

  • SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Thursday, January 31, 2019

  • FINALISTS ANNOUNCED: Monday-Wednesday of Sharks Abroad Week - February 4-6, 2019

  • WINNERS ANNOUNCED: Friday of Sharks Abroad Week - February 8, 2019

You may enter your photos into three categories:

Most NSU Pride! 

  • This category is for you to bring as much NSU pride (NSU gear, Fins Up, etc.) to the photo contest. Be creative!  

Awesome Travel Exploration!  

  • This fins up photo should showcase the culture, history, customs, and/or local scene of the place you are studying at. Show us how immersed you are!

Best Global Selfie!

  • Show us your most creative selfie!


Additionally, finalists for the People's Choice/Fan Favorite will be selected from ALL received photos: 

 People’s Choice/Fan Favorite! 

  • @SharksAbroad on Instagram will repost all the entries received and the photo that gets the most likes will be the winner.  You cannot enter this contest directly; your photo must be selected from one of the other categories.

One winner will be selected in each category to receive a $25 Amazon gift card.  

  • Most NSU Pride
  • Awesome Travel Exploration
  • Best Global Selfie
  • People's Choice Award

It is possible to win more than one category.

Submit your photo and information to with the subject line "Fins Up Photo Contest".  

In addition to attaching your photo, you must include the following:

  1. Your name & N#, when you studied abroad, the country you studied abroad in, and the program you studied abroad on/with
  2. The category name for the photo in the email:
    • Most NSU Pride
    • Awesome Travel Exploration
    • Best Global Selfie
  3. A short description (up to 140 characters)

You may submit up to three photos for every category but each submission must be in a separate email.  


  • The 2019 Fins Up Photo Contest is available only to students who participated in NSU travel programs during 2018.
  • Photos from personal travel or photos from programs prior to 2018 will not be accepted.
  • No abusive material, personal attacks, profanity, spam or material of a similar nature will be considered.
  • By entering the Fins Up Photo Contest, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you in your entry is true, accurate and complete in every respect. By submitting your entry, you are granting Nova Southeastern University the right to post your photo in any medium that is affiliated with NSU.

NSU's Sharks Abroad staff will review all photos submitted in each category and select finalists to be posted to the @SharksAbroad Instagram account during Sharks Abroad Week 2019.  

  • Monday, February 4th: Finalists for the Most NSU Pride category posted.
  • Tuesday, February 5th: Finalists for the Awesome Travel Exploration category posted.
  • Wednesday, February 6th: Finalists for the Best Global Selfie category posted.
  • Friday February 8th at 6:00pm: People's Choice Award Voting Closes & All Winners Announced

People's Choice Award Voting:  Every finalist in all categories will be an entry into the People's Choice Award category.  The photo with the most Instagram likes at 6:00pm on Friday, February 8th will be the People's Choice Award winner!

Winner Selection:  Winners for the other three categories will be selected by the Sharks Abroad professional and student staff. 

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