Photo Contests

Top three photos for Your Favorite Mountain Picture: And the winners of this photo contest are…

June 6, 2017


We’re happy to announce the winners of our latest Photo Contest: Your Favorite Mountain Picture

First Place: Mt. Kazbegi and the Gergeti Trinity Church, Georgia

“This is Mt. Kazbegi and the Gergeti Trinity Church (Georgian: წმინდა სამება) in the country of Georgia. It was taken in April 2012 when I was 7 months pregnant with my son.”

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Congratulations, Kristina Blin (an international teacher working at Colegio Albania (Colombia, La Guajira).

Prize awarded: Premium membership for TWO YEARS on our website!

Second Place: Mt. Pulag, Philippines

“Mt. Pulag, Philippines is the highest mountain in the luzon island. This photo is taken at 2,926 metres above sea level.”

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Congratulations, Sassa Mendoza!

Prize awarded: Premium membership for ONE YEAR on our website!

Third PlaceSeoraksan National Park, South Korea

“This is a shot from the top of Seoraksan, Seoraksan National Park South Korea. These massive boulders were uniquely balanced on top of each other naturally. It was a misty morning, which gave the scene a bit more mystery as well.”

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Congratulations, Maurice Mickle!

Prize awarded: Premium membership for SIX MONTHS on our website!

Thanks to everyone who participated!  We have awarded everyone else ONE WEEK of premium membership for participating in this photo contest.

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Stay tuned for our next photo contest which will happen sometime during the next 2-3 months. Check out our previous Photo Contests here.

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Photo Contests

New Photo Contest: Your Favorite Mountain Picture

May 18, 2017


One of the best parts of living in a foreign country is checking out its nature. Going exploring outside of the city you are working and living in is so much fun and is a must do during your stay there.

To bad that these things take time sometimes. Meaning you don’t get to the locations that you have been really wanting to visit sometimes until 2-3 years after having moved there.

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JiuZhaiGou, China

But once you do, you find yourself in awe of the amazing country that you are living in; quickly making plans to see even more of your country during your next free weekend or long weekend holiday.

Hiking up a mountain while traveling is so thrilling. At first though you say to yourself “why am I doing this on my ‘vacation’? Why I am putting myself into such pain by climbing this impossible mountain?” But once you get to the top, it is always worth the effort and paid you’ve endured.

Getting a good view of the landscape and connecting with nature is a great way to take a break from your life teaching.

So, what is your favorite mountain picture that you’ve taken in your home country or while traveling?  Submit your photo to us and enter our photo contest! All participants receive free premium membership to our website!

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A mountain in the Faroe Islands

Photo contest topic:
Your Favorite Mountain Picture

The PRIZES:
1st prize: 2 YEARS FREE of premium membership
2nd prize: 1 YEAR FREE of premium membership
3rd prize: 6 MONTHS FREE of premium membership

(Those submissions that are not in the top three will receive 1 free week of premium membership just for participating.)

Send your photo to editor @ internationalschoolcommunity.com. Please remember to:

• Write your name and email address
• Attach your picture and write a short description about it
• Enter these words in your subject: International School Community Photo Contest Entry: Favorite Host Country Product

or

Tweet the photo and mention our profile @IS_Community to make sure we will see it. If you are on Instagram, use the official hashtag #iscommunityphoto

(Deadline to submit your photo: Tuesday, 30 May, 2017. Maximum one photo entry per contestant.)

Check out our previous Photo Contests here.

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Photo Contests

Best Xmas Photo in Host Country: And the Winners of This Photo Contest Are…

December 21, 2016


We’re happy to announce the winners of our Eighth Photo Contest (What Does Christmas Look Like in Your Host Country?).

First Place: Almaty, Kazakhstan

“While going to my local mall, I found they put in an ice skating rink!  How cool is that?!”

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Congratulations (this member wanted their entry to be anonymous)!

Prize awarded: Premium membership for TWO YEARS on our website!

Second Place: Qingdao, China

“This shot was taken inside the beautifully-decorated lobby of a hotel near Marina City.

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Congratulations K. Kelly (a former international teacher)!

Prize awarded: Premium membership for ONE YEAR on our website!

Third Place: Guangzhou, China

The people of Guangzhou are curious participants in Christmas.  Many young Chinese would dress in festive clothing and go to Sacred Heart Cathedral to take selfies and pictures during Mass and then leave after a few minutes. Just down the road was a market for buying everything associated with a commercial Christmas.

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Congratulations Steve Landvatter (an international teacher working in China).

Prize awarded: Premium membership for SIX MONTHS on our website!

Thanks to everyone who participated!  We have awarded everyone else ONE WEEK of premium membership for participating in this photo contest.

Stay tuned for our next photo contest which should happen sometime during the next 2-3 months. Check out our previous Photo Contests here.

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Photo Contests

New Photo Contest: What Does Christmas Look Like in Your Host Country?

December 4, 2016


A number of countries around the world celebrate the Christmas holiday season. Though some cities celebrate in similar ways to your home country, other cities in the world do it in their own unique and special way.

Even cities that don’t get much snow put up decorations. It might be that stores just want to get your attention to come into their stores and buy things, but these holiday decorations help make the holiday season brighter and more joyful for its citizens (especially for the expat community living there).

Being away from friends and family during this time of the year is difficult, so having something to remind you of your home is a good thing. You try to keep some of your Christmas holiday traditions while living abroad, but inevitably you always create some new ones.

So, how does your host country celebrate the Christmas holiday season?  Submit your photo to us and enter our photo contest! All participants receive free premium membership to our website!

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Christmas decorations in Shanghai, China

Photo contest topic:
Your best photo on how your host country celebrates the Christmas season/holiday

The PRIZES:
1st prize: 2 YEARS FREE of premium membership
2nd prize: 1 YEAR FREE of premium membership
3rd prize: 6 MONTHS FREE of premium membership

(Those submissions that are not in the top three will receive 1 free week of premium membership just for participating.)

Send your photo to editor @ internationalschoolcommunity.com. Please remember to:

• Write your name and email address
• Attach your picture and write a short description about it
• Enter these words in your subject: International School Community Photo Contest Entry: Christmas season

or

Tweet the photo and mention our profile @IS_Community to make sure we will see it. If you are on Instagram, use the official hashtag #iscommunityphoto

(Deadline to submit your photo: 18 December, 2016. Maximum one photo entry per contestant.)

Check out our previous Photo Contests here.

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Photo Contests

New Photo/Idea Contest: Top Winners Get Free Premium Membership & A Free Book!

June 4, 2016


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Photo contest topic:
Something special that you do as a teacher to help your students leave well

The PRIZES:
1st prize: 2 YEARS FREE of premium membership
2nd prize: 1 YEAR FREE of premium membership
3rd prize: 6 MONTHS FREE of premium membership

(Those submissions that are not in the top three will still receive 1 free week for just participating.)

PLUS the 1st prize winner will also receive a signed copy of the book”B at Home: Emma Moves Again” (a fictional memoir about the experiences of a ten-year-old girl and her teddy bear who have to move yet again) written by International School Community member Valérie Besanceney. The 2nd and 3rd place prize winners will also receive a free copy of the Kindle version of the book.

Check out her latest article on our blog – “Top 10 ways to help your students say goodbye
She also wrote another article for our blog called –
Top 10 ways to help new students transition at your international school.

Submit your photo/idea today!

(Deadline to submit your photo: 19 June, 2016. Maximum one photo/idea per contestant. We will get back to you by 21 June, 2016 to let you know if you’ve won.)

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