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The University of Southampton

International World Cup 2018 Photo Competition

Ini Abasi, Southampton alumni and premier league Nigerian player playing football
Nigerian Football player Ini Abasi is also a Southampton alumni

Celebrate the 2018 World Cup this summer with the University of Southampton! Take a photo of yourself supporting a team of your choice and you could win up to £100 of Amazon gift vouchers.


Who can participate?

Students who are currently studying during the 2017/18 academic year, and returning or new students who will begin their studies in 2018/19.

Students from any campus, whether foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate, are welcome, including those studying Distance Learning programmes. Even if your country isn’t in the World Cup, you can still participate – simply choose your favourite team and photograph yourself supporting them!

Photo Inspiration

Get creative! If you don’t have a team shirt, you could use a flag or make your own poster. Celebrating in style? Show us how you plan on celebrating your team’s win at a party or with a victory meal!

When is the competition?

The competition opens at the start of the Group Stages at 12:00 BST on Thursday 14 June and closes at 12:00 BST on Wednesday 4 July. You can submit as many photos as you like, but no entrant may win more than one prize.

How to Enter

1)    Follow us on Instagram

2)    Make sure your profile is set to public so we can see your photo

3)    Post a photo of yourself on your profile using the hashtag #UoSWorldCup and tag us

4)    Get your friends like your photo so you increase your chance to win!

See our terms and conditions at the end of this page. 

What are the prizes?

First place £100 Amazon Gift Voucher
First runner-up £50   Amazon Gift Voucher
Second runner-up £25   Amazon Gift Voucher

Who judges the winner?

You do! The top 5 photos with the most likes will be put forward to our judging panel, who will use 3 criteria to choose the winners:

Originality – What unique ways are you planning to support your team?

Caption – Why have you chosen to support this team? Share your story with us!

Passion – Does your passion for your team shine through in your photo?

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Our Instagram showcases our students' and International Office staff's photos of life studying at Southampton, life in the city and UK and personal reflections of their journeys. 

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