"Be daring enough to ask the questions no one else will." - Paul Watson, Pulitzer Prize Winning Photojournalist, 2-Time Former Outside-In Conference Speaker
EXTENDED DEADLINE: JANUARY 26th, 2018 Submissions to the Outside-In Photojournal are open to all UBC students with an interest in the field of photojournalism and international affairs. Selected written and photograph submissions will be published in our print journal as well as displayed at our annual Photojournalism Conference and across our online platforms. Submissions to the 2017/18 edition also have the potential of being featured on the cover of the UBC Journal of International Affairs (JIA).
Students who have written pieces but not photographs (and vice versa) are permitted to submit a joint application with another student. Our editors can help to match you with a partner, or you can seek one out yourself. Alternatively, we can help guide you in an essay direction to match your photographs. For matching or questions, email: firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the application deadline.
The theme for our print journal and Conference in 2017/18 is A Sustainable Future.
Submitted work should fall within this broad theme. Topics may include (but is not limited to) international politics and security, human migration and the refugee crisis, development, economic issues, food scarcity, environmental issues, international organizations, endangered cultures and so forth. You may cover an issue at the local as well as the international level.
The written section can be in the form of a journalistic article or essay. Note: we are not an academic journal. Make sure that submissions are edited for use of proper spelling, sentence structure and grammar. The accompanying photographs should have a connection to your written work. When submitting photographs, consider composition, creativity, relevance and quality. We appreciate photographs that provide variety, interesting angles and imagination, as well as that which properly illustrate the story. Please ensure that consent has been properly communicated to subjects that are photographed.
A panel of student editors will review submissions through a blind-review process. Only shortlisted authors will be contacted.
Submissions will be reviewed upon 3 main criteria: 1) Creativity and relevance to the theme 2) The quality of writing 3) The quality and relevance of the accompanying photographs
All work submitted must be unpublished original work.
2) WRITING COMPONENT Word Count: Approx. 300 min. - 3000 max. - Must include the title of piece - Works Cited (if necessary) in Chicago footnotes format
3) PHOTO COMPONENT
Number of Photos: Minimum 2 per application - Approx. 1-3 sentences explaining the photo, it's significance, and where/when it was taken (See Application Form). - Photographs should be submitted electronically, in .JPEG or .TIFF format. - Preferred Resolution: 2100 x 3000 px (others are acceptable)
how to submit
. 1.) Send your written work, photographs and applicationform to email@example.com 2.) Shortlisted authors will be notified by email 3.) Submission Deadline: January 26th, 2018 before midnight