Panoramic photo of the atrium with a Global Lens banner

About Through a Global Lens

The Through a Global Lens Photography Competition invites students, faculty and staff to submit original photographs that showcase their international experiences both in Canada and around the world. The competition typically opens in Mid-December and entries are displayed during the first week of February (corresponding with International Development Week) in the University Centre Galleria.

2017 Contest Information


  • Architecture
  • Nature/Landscapes
  • People
  • Gastronomy
  • Celebrating Canada’s 150th and Carleton’s 75th Anniversaries (Instagram/Twitter)

Please note that submissions and voting for the 2017 Through a Global Lens competition have now closed. Winners will be contacted by email regarding their prizes. 

2017 Competition Winners 

Architecture (2017 Winner) –  Jose Carlos Cuautle Chilaca “Araña”

Gastronomy (2017 Winner) – Yujie Zhou “The Bai People’s Food”

Social Media Anniversary Edition (2017 Winner) – Amal Abdulsalam

Nature/Landscapes (2017 Winner) – Jennifer Maybank “King of the Mountain”

People (2017 Winner) – Amal Abdulsalam “Elmo Girl”

Through a Global Lens Gallery

Click here to read more about the competition instructions & criteria.