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Caltech Y

Photo Contest

Deadline extended until May 31st 

Send us your photos from Caltech Y programs!











The Caltech Y Photo Contest is on again!  If you have participated in a Caltech Y program and are a current student, submit your photos for a chance to win. We’re giving a $100 prize to the winner of each of the five photo contest categories. The 5 categories come from the Caltech Y pillars of:


  • Perspective

  • Adventure

  • Service

  • Civic Engagement

  • Leadership

Photos should demonstrate the pillar in action and should have been taken in a Caltech Y program. Photos of people are preferred, but exceptional scenic pictures will also be accepted. 

After the deadline, we select the finalists, upload them to our Facebook page, and our fans vote for their favorites to determine the winners.  Winners will be announced on June 19th.

How to Enter

Submit your photos to and include the following in your email:

  • Name

  • Year

  • Email

  • Phone Number

  • Category/Categories

  • The Caltech Y program you were participating in when the photo was taken  

  • Photo Description (Will be used as a caption if selected as a finalist)


  • Up to five submissions total per student will be accepted (Example: You could submit two pictures for the Adventure category and three for the Service category).

  • The same photo can be submitted for more than one category.  Be sure to list all categories.

  • Photos must be at least 1200 x 1600 pixels. 

  • Instagram photos and other highly-edited photography will not be accepted.

  • Photos submitted on previous Caltech Y photo contest are not eligible for submission.


If you have any questions, please contact us at

Photos and images submitted to the Caltech Y for the Photo Contest become the sole property of the Caltech Y, including all right, title and interest therein, and will not be returned. By submitting your photograph(s), you also permit the Caltech Y to use your name in conjunction with any photographs used to promote Caltech Y programs in any and all media. The Caltech Y has the sole right to determine the future use of the photos. Photos depicting any activity that is against Caltech policy will not be considered in the Contest.

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