About the Contest

Inclusive Teaching at Princeton

Classrooms, whether they are traditional classrooms, laboratories, or multi-purpose spaces built to accommodate multiple ways of teaching, are first and foremost actual physical spaces that have an impact on the interactions that take place inside of their walls. The way these spaces are configured and  their histories, evident in color of the wood, the creaking of the floors, and the changing identities of those welcomed between their walls, influence the experience of all who enter, teachers and learners.

As part of the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning’s Inclusive Teaching at Princeton series, all students are invited to submit photographs that narrate the space of their classrooms; that find a way to interpret the space through their own particular perspective. We are looking for photographs that engage aesthetically with the space and tell a story evoking the photographer’s lived experience of the classroom.

Jury Members:

Jill Dolan – Dean of the College

Katherine Bussard – Photography curator at the Art Museum

Fia Backstrom – Professor of Visual Arts

Winners be awarded prizes.
1st Place – $200,  2nd Place – $100, 3rd Place – $50

The deadline for entry is April 14th, 2017.

Classroom (In)Sight entry form

As part of the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning’s Inclusive Teaching at Princeton series, all students are invited to submit photographs that narrate the space of their classrooms; photos that find a way to interpret the space through their own particular perspective. We are looking for photographs that engage aesthetically with the space and tell a story, one that evokes the photographer’s lived experience of it.

Experimentation and creative composition is welcome, but there are some important ground rules for participants:

  • You must get permission from the course instructor to take photographs during a class period
  • Individuals age 18 or older do not need to sign an appearance release form to appear in a photo on a University website or publication. The University requires signed release forms for photography of any person younger than 18 who is clearly recognizable; a parent or legal guardian must sign the child/ward release form (.pdf). Please consider subjects’ safety (particularly in labs and in construction) and privacy (particularly in residential areas) when taking photos.Link to child/ward release form:
    https://www.princeton.edu/communications/services/docs/Child-Ward-Release-Form-(00006552).PDF

The deadline for entry is April 14th, 2017.

Up to five images may be uploaded for entry.

Visit our FAQ for image related questions.

Go to the Entry Form.
Note: You must be logged into your Princeton Google account to complete this form.

If you need help, contact mcgraw@princeton.edu.