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Culture Captured Photo Contest

The Office of Multicultural Affairs invites you to show off your photography talents by capturing culture on campus and within our surrounding community! Each day, we notice people of different races, religions, economic statuses, and ethnicities coming together and working for a common purpose and contributing to the beauty of our diverse world. It is time for us to come together and capture these moments and recognize our celebration of diversity!

The Culture Captured Photo Contest wants you to seek out these moments of collaboration and capture them with your camera! All faculty, staff, and students are eligible to enter for the chance to have their photograph displayed in the UNITI Cultural Center (SB Union 135) and to win other prizes!  


Examples of photographs can include:

-Trips abroad

-Sightseeing in other cities

-Events on our Stony Brook campus

-A group of individuals coming together who embody diversity.


Submission Criteria:

-Photograph must be an original taken by the applicant

-Photograph must be high resolution digital photograph and capable of being enlarged

-Members of the Stony Brook community who appear in the photograph must give written permission

-Only one photograph submission per person

-All submissions must complete an application (must log-in with your Stony Brook e-mail address) and send a digital copy of their photograph to


All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges.  The top 8 submissions will move on to a campus-wide vote, both online and in-person in the UNITI Cultural Center (SB Union 135), and have their photographs enlarged in the cultural center for the week of November 17th-21st.  On Monday, December 1st the top 4 winners will be announced at 5pm in the UNITI Cultural Center (SB Union 135)!  Family and friends are invited to attend the unveiling and refreshments will be served!


Click here to submit your application and have the chance to have your artwork displayed!


Applications are due Monday, November 3rd!  



Our office is dedicated to helping Stony Brook University maintain an all-inclusive campus community where diversity is valued and celebrated, and where multicultural learning is promoted.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs offers students opportunities for learning, leadership, internships and employment, campus involvement, and personal development through programs, campus traditions, collaborative efforts, community service, and related academic experiences.

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