Eric and Barbara Joiner Competition

The J. Mack Robinson College of Business and the GSU Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) are pleased to announce the Eric and Barbara Joiner Competition for the most creative photography from study abroad participants. To participate, students must submit a photo that meets the requirements described below.


Students submitted high-quality digital photos representing people, places or daily life, which showed some cultural aspects. Students titled and described their photos in response to the following questions: What was your motivation taking this photo? What is interesting about this photo? What was the context of this photo? What did you learn?

Eligibility Criteria

  • Only undergraduate students are eligible.
  • The competition is open to all students participating in an RCB-sponsored study abroad program.


  • First place: $500
  • Second place: $300
  • Third place: $200


Submissions were judged based on how well they conveyed cross-cultural interaction; a sense of exploration in foreign business/marketplace settings, economic institutions, traditions and practices; and interaction with the countries’ inhabitants.


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