SWT 2019 Photo Contest

U.S. Embassy in Minsk is pleased to announce the inaugural photo contest for Summer Work and Travel Exchange Participants!

About the Contest: The contest is open to all Summer Work and Travel Exchange Participants issued by U.S. Embassy Minsk in 2019 and there is no limit on numbers of entry, however all winners should be posted between the beginning of the program and September 2nd.  The focus of the contest is sharing your experiences in and impressions of the United States!

How to Participate: The contest is easy to enter – submit photos by posting them on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and/or VKontakte with the hashtag #SWT2019Minsk.  Additionally, we may ask winners for their photos in a higher resolution format, so please save them to a safe place.

Prizes: The winning photographs will be featured in a calendar that will be included in the embassy’s Christmas gratuities.  Additionally, the winning photographers will be invited to a reception with the Chargé D’Affaires and various prior SWT alums.

Privacy Issues: If the photo shows people in an identifiable manner (i.e., their faces) their consent is needed.  By submitting a photograph to the contest, the contestant affirms that he or she has obtained written consent from all individuals whose image or likeness appears in the photograph (or from the individuals’ parent/legal guardian if any such individuals are considered a minor in their country of residence).

Official Rules: In addition to reviewing the above summary, please make sure you read the Official Contest Rules.

Contact information: Should you have any questions concerning the contest, please send us a Facebook message, or e-mail us at consularminsk@state.gov.

We hope you are enjoying your time in the United States and look forward to seeing your pictures!