#CDEphotos2015 Photo Contest

Calling all alumni! Ready to make every day a #TBT? Post your favorite photos from your Carpe Diem Education semester, and enter to win $50 gift card(s) to your store of choice!


We love our alums! The 2015 Carpe Diem Education photo contest is open to ALL past Carpe Diem Education alumni.


The contest will run on a rolling basis from May 18 – June 19, totaling 5 weeks. See schedule below.

Week Start End Category
1 May 18 May 22 PEOPLE (children, homestay families, contacts, strangers, friends, etc).
2 May 25 May 29 NATURE (animals, mountains, water, landscapes, hiking trails, sunrise, sunset)
3 June 1 June 5 Carpe PRIDE (any photo where 1+ people are rockin' their CDE t-shirt).
4 June 8 June 12 VOLUNTEERING (photos from your community service projects).
5 June 15 June 19 FRUIT BASKET (free-for-all, any photos that don't fit in a box.)



Upload your favorite photos from your Carpe Diem Education semester to Instagram and hashtag* them #CDEphotos2015. You may submit as many photos as you wish each week, and participate in multiple weeks.

*Please also consider hashtagging the location of the photo and the category tag (i.e. nature, people, etc).


All eligible entries received during the submission will be gathered into a database at the end of each weekly contest. The Carpe Diem Education Headquarters will choose a winner each week (that’s right, your trusty former Program Directors and HQ crew!). Photos will be judged by:

  • 40% Category relevance
  • 40% Photo quality
  • 20% Number of likes

Winners will be notified via email and reposted on the Carpe Diem Education Instagram account (@carpegapyear).


Each winner will receive a $50 electronic gift card via email to the website of his/her choice. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted.


Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of a prize in these Official Rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt and use of all or any portion of the awarded prize are solely the responsibility of the respective prize winner.

By tagging your photos with #CDEphotos2015, you thereby give permission to Carpe Diem Education to copy, reproduce, transmit, create derivative works, post, reuse, display and distribute without limitations in any media now or hereafter known.

All federal, state, and local taxes associated with the receipt or use of any prize is solely the responsibility of the winner.


Carpe Diem Education, not Instagram, is the sponsor of this contest.  By participating in this contest, entrants agree to abide by all of contest rules and regulations.