MSA Photo Contest 2013


IRG is cooperating with Minnesota MSAs to organize a photo contest to capture snapshots of students and community members. The photographs will be on a theme that represents a common value that is cherished by Muslims and the society at large. All photos will be judged by a panel of judges on impact, composition and storytelling effect.

Submit your entry:

All fields are required. Submission Deadline: Dec 15, 2013. Extended until Jan 1, 2014!
See below the form for participation rules and details. 


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  • First place winner will receive $250 and the two runner ups will receive $100 each.
  • The MSAs of the three winning entries will receive $300 each!

Participation Rules:

  • All submissions must have the theme “Got Smile? Share it!”
  • All Minnesota college students and faculty are eligible to enter the contest.
  • Limit 2 photo entries per person. No entry fee required.
  • All entries must be submitted on-line between Nov.15th, 2013 and Dec. 15th, 2013 for contest eligibility. Creative photo titles are encouraged.
  • Photos (color or black & white) must be your own original work, unpublished and be at least 5 megapixel. No extreme editing.
  • Photos must be taken in Minnesota in 2013
  • By submitting a photo, you give IRG the right to use it and your name in its publications and events.


  • First round: Each MSA selects 5 entries for their own school.
  • Second round: Panel of judges selects the top 20 photos.
  • Final round: Panel of judges selects the three winners.

Participating MSAs:

  • Augsburg College
  • Century College
  • Inver Hills Community College
  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College
  • North Hennepin Community College
  • St. Cloud State University
  • St. Paul College
  • University of Minnesota – Duluth
  • University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
  • University of St. Thomas

The list of participating schools is continuously updated.