Enter Our Travel Photo Contest

Attention travelers: This is your chance to share some of your favorite experiences and take home a prize along with the bragging rights of having your photo used in advertisements and potentially published in Michigan Alumnus magazine. We have five categories that capture some of the most memorable moments from your journeys.

Keep in mind that the best photos almost always appear natural and candid. While a picture of everyone standing in front of the Eiffel Tower can make a great keepsake, we want to showcase images that capture a moment in time and give us a sense of being there with you.


Most of our trips take you far from Ann Arbor, and we want you to capture a sense of what it’s like out there. Show us what makes experiencing new lifestyles and cultures such a motivation for traveling the world.


Snap a candid photo of the friends you’ve brought and the friends you’ve made. We want to see people on our trips living, laughing, and enjoying time together in a natural setting. No staged family photos for this one!


Our trips, like our alumni, have a commitment to learning and development. We want you to capture a group of Wolverines engaged with tour guides, gathered around a demonstration, or anything else that you believe reflects this love of learning.


Show us the most breathtaking sights from your adventure. Remember, not all landscapes need to look like the work of Ansel Adams. Landscapes can range from mountains and valleys to city skylines or the silhouette of an iconic monument.


We want you to capture a glimpse of the University of Michigan on your journey, whether it’s travelers wearing their maize and blue gear loud and proud or running across a subtle sign of a block M in the wild.

How to enter

–Submit up to 2 or 3 photos per category

–Travelers must submit a 2-5 word description/caption to go with their photo, along with their name and grad year (if a U-M graduate). Feel free to also include the names of any fellow alumni who are present in the photo.

–Include the location and or name of the trip the photo was taken on.

–Who can enter? Travelers who have traveled with the Alumni Association from Jan. 1, 2017 onward.

–Photos can be color or black and white.

–Winners will be chosen per category quarterly. A yearly grand prize winner will be chosen from the winning submissions of each category.

–While you may submit for a specific category, photos may win for a different category based on the submissions for that quarter.

Terms and Conditions

By sharing photos to this contest, you represent that you have the authority to give this consent and release. You are the copyright holder of the photo, and any written title submitted. You agree to grant to the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan the right to use, reprint, and/or otherwise display your photos and any descriptions without fee or payment for use. Please understand that this use may include, but is not limited to, office functions, publications, advertising, or on our website. We will be using photos across Alumni Association travel publications (e.g. social media, newsletter), and we will give you photo credit.