GLA Photo & Video Contests

Every summer, GLA lets you unleash your inner creative artist and submit the photos and videos you captured during your time abroad for the chance to win some incredible prizes.

We love when you share your experiences in another country and culture with the world, and below are all the details you need to know to join in.

There are 2 video contests and 2 photo contests to choose from this summer - or you can participate in them all!

Check out GLA’s Past Photo and Video Contest Winners Here


Capture the GLA experience by submitting your video to our YouTube video contest.

YOUTUBE PHOTO CONTEST GUIDELINES:

  • One YouTube video entry allowed per person
  • Video winners will be determined by our panel of judges for best embodying the entire GLA experience by showing service, learning, leadership and adventure
  • The number of likes and comments your videos receive are important factors influencing the judges' decisions, so get your friends and family to support your entries
  • Keep videos under 5-minutes long
  • Please avoid using copyrighted music
  • The deadline to post your video is September 30, 2017

To submit your video, either email the video file to marketing@experiencegla.com by the contest deadline, or upload it to your own YouTube channel, and email us the link. If you upload your own video, please title it as follows: GLA + Program Name + by Your Name (for example: GLA Tanzania: Heart and Soul of Africa by Jane Michaels).

5 Video winners will be determined by our panel of judges by October 31, 2017.

*The grand prize winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card. Four honorable mentions will each receive a $25 Amazon gift card.

Capture a moment that represents your GLA experience by submitting a short video with the hashtag #myGLA on Instagram.

INSTAGRAM VIDEO CONTEST GUIDELINES:

  • Enter as many videos as you want
  • Video winners will be determined by our panel of judges for best capturing a unique moment of your time on-program
  • The number of likes and comments your videos receive are important factors influencing the judges' decisions, so get your friends and family to support your entries
  • The deadline to post your videos is September 30, 2017

5 Video winners will be determined by our panel of judges by October 31, 2017.

*Each winner will receive a $20 Amazon gift card.


Show off your best photos and capture what it means to be the change.

Read below for guidelines specific to the Instagram photo contest and the Facebook one. Then, be sure to check out rules & information regarding both photo contests located at the bottom of the page.

INSTAGRAM PHOTO CONTEST GUIDELINES:

  • Post your photo to Instagram from your own account
  • You must tag your photo with GLA's Instagram account - @GLAteens
  • Your photo must include the hashtags#myGLA and your program country hashtag #GLA(country you went to)... for example –#GLAcostarica
  • The deadline to post your photos is September 30, 2017

FACEBOOK PHOTO CONTEST GUIDELINES:

  • Post your photo contest entry to the Facebook Group of the program you went on
  • To join the group click here: Facebook Groups
  • Your photo must include the hashtags #myGLAand your program country hashtag #GLA(country you went to)... for example –#GLAcostarica
  • The deadline to post your photos is September 30, 2017

Rules & Information for Both Photo Contests

Photo winners will be determined by our panel of judges. The number of likes and comments your photos receive are important factors influencing the judges' decisions, so get your friends and family to support your entries.

5 Photo winners - chosen between Instagram and Facebook - will be determined by our panel of judges by October 31, 2017.

*Each winner will receive a $20 Amazon gift certificate.