Citizen Diplomacy Challenge Photo Contest

Date: 05/17/2018 Description: Wining photograph: women look over a sunset - State Dept ImageThe United States Diplomacy Center is pleased to host an exhibit featuring the finalists of the 2017-2018 Citizen Diplomacy Challenge Photo Contest run by the Office of Alumni Affairs in the Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  Twenty top photos, submitted by Americans who took part in international exchange programs sponsored by the Department, will be on display May 21 to 24, 2018.  The photos showcase the value and impact of these people-to-people exchange programs. Each image tells a story about what it means to be a citizen diplomat, and how international exchanges touch lives and communities.

The Citizen Diplomacy Challenge was launched in 2015 as an opportunity for the network of more than 350,000 American citizen alumni to share their exchange impact stories and promote international awareness in their communities.  The grand prize winner Ian Knight will be in Washington, DC to tour the exhibition and participate in events that promote citizen diplomacy. On Thursday, May 24, Jennifer Zimdahl Galt, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, will honor Ian and meet exchange alumni who are now working at the State Department.

The photo exhibit is open to the public May 21-24 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Visitors will be asked to show a government-issued ID card and go through a security screening.