5th Annual Commencement Photo Competition

Published on Dec 09, 2014

Graduating seniors of any major are invited to enter the 5th Annual Commencement Photo Competition. The winning photograph will appear on all commencement materials including the website, announcements, invitations, programs, and other print and online material.

There are no restrictions limiting subject matter, content, or process, but images that are celebratory in nature and symbolize the vibrant and diverse Columbia student community are encouraged. 

The winning student photographer will receive a $1000.00 stipend.


  • Submission are open to graduating seniors (90+ credits) in any major. Students graduating 2015 spring or fall semesters are eligible.
  • Entrants may submit up to three images in JPEG format.
  • Images must be 1200 pixels on the longest side at 72 DPI.
  • Submissions should be named with Lastname_FirstName_SubmissionNumber.jpg (ex. Smith_Jo_001.jpg)
  • Selected finalists are required to supply high resolution files suitable for printing.

Submissons due by midnight, February 20, 2014 to the online submission form.

Winner will be announced by March 1, 2014.

Questions? Contact Niki Grangruth at ngrangruth@colum.edu