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Off-Campus Study Photo Contest

The ACM Off-Campus Study Photo Contest celebrates the powerful stories and transformed perspectives that result from students' study away experiences. Each year, five cash prizes are awarded to students whose photographs best represent cross-cultural learning and community engagement at the different ACM program sites.

Now accepting submissions for the 2017-18 ACM Off-Campus Study Photo Contest!

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Deadline: Wednesday, February 7 at 11:59 p.m. (Central time)

2017-18 ACM Off-Campus Study Photo Contest

What experiences did you bring back after studying off-campus in 2017? If you participated in an ACM study away program in the past year, the 2017-18 ACM Off-Campus Study Photo Contest is your chance to share how you engaged with the people, culture, and places you encountered!


  • Students must have participated in an ACM off-campus study program in either winter/spring 2017 or fall 2017.
  • Students must have taken their photo(s) while on an ACM off-campus study program.
  • The student submitting the photo entry must have taken the photo.


Each student may submit up to three high-resolution photos (.jpg format) through the photo contest submission form.

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See the winners from last year's photo contest!


Judges are seeking creative, artistic, and thoughtfully-composed photos that transcend a typical tourist shot. Images that demonstrate the following will be favored:

  • Cross-cultural learning,
  • Students actively engaging with the local culture, and
  • Unique sights and experiences encountered during your off-campus study program.


ACM will award five cash prizes. Judges will select the top four photos while Facebook users will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite photo on the ACM Facebook page. The awards are as follows:

1st place $350
2nd place $200
3rd place $150
4th place $100
Fans' Choice $100


Photos must be submitted through the entry form no later than Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (Central time). 

Voting on the ACM Facebook page for the Fans' Choice Award begins on Monday, February 12 and closes on Monday, February 26 at noon (Central time). 

All photo contest winners will be announced in early March 2018.


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Please read: ACM use of photos submitted to the contest

By participating in the 2017-18 ACM Off-Campus Study Photo Contest, I authorize the Associated Colleges of the Midwest to duplicate, distribute, use and/or publish, in whole or in part, without restrictions or limitations, and in all mediums, the information and photographs included with my submission to this photo contest.