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What I Did on My Summer “Vacation” Photo Sweepstakes

As summertime gets underway here in the Northern Hemisphere, the routines of the academic year fall away—but calling this a summer “vacation” is misleading for most of us. Despite the notion that academics have summers off, we know that AAS members are plenty occupied during these lazy, hazy, crazy days. What do the next months hold in store for you: research, writing, relocation, summer courses, reading, travel, attending AAS-in-ASIA? (All of the above?) Snap a photo that represents your summer and submit it to #AsiaNow—it could be our photo of the week!

Every week between June and September, we’ll select one photo to feature at #AsiaNow and on the AAS social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram). Everyone who submits a photo will be entered into a sweepstakes drawing at the end of the summer; one (1) grand prize winner will receive three titles of his or her choice from our Key Issues in Asian Studies (KIAS) series (total value $30), while two (2) runners-up will each get to select one KIAS volume (individual value $10).

Rules for entry: You must be a current AAS member to enter, and each member is permitted one (1) entry. The photo must be your original work. The entry period runs from 12:00pm EDT on Thursday, June 1, 2017 through 11:59pm EDT on Thursday, August 31, 2017. The prize drawing will be held on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 and winners will be notified at that time. Click here for a full list of rules and regulations.

What to do: Email your photo and a short caption (maximum 100 words) to #AsiaNow editor Maura Elizabeth Cunningham at mcunningham@asian-studies.org. Let your imagination run wild: we’re looking to showcase all the different ways our members spend their summer months, whether on the road or close to home. The caption can be as stylish and as literary as you’d like, but also needs to impart basic information about the photo (who, what, when, where, why important). If you have any questions, please contact Maura at the above email address.

Photo via Wikimedia and used under a Creative Commons license.

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