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2010-11 Photo Contest

Gallery of Photos

A mesmerizing picture of Sufi mystics whirling in the gathering dusk was awarded the Grand Prize in the 2010-11 ACM Off-Campus Study Photo Contest. Anna Carlson Schattauer, a senior at St. Olaf College, took "Whirling Dervishes at Sunset" on a cold evening in Konya, Turkey, when she was participating in St. Olaf's Term in the Middle East. 

Nine other photos were awarded First, Second, and Third Place in each of three categories – People, Stories, and Artistry – and 14 photos received Honorable Mention recognition. The photos, taken by students at ACM colleges who have participated in off-campus study programs, were selected from among 99 photos entered in the contest through the ACM colleges' off-campus study offices.

The prize-winning and Honorable Mention photos were displayed at ACM campuses in a traveling exhibit during winter and spring 2011.


Grand Prize

Whirling Dervishes at Sunset

Anna Carlson Schattauer

St. Olaf College

Grand Prize




1st Place

Fish Market

Kelsey Hyde

Grinnell College

People - 1st Place

1st Place

Mayan Ceremony in Chichicastenango Cemetery

Elena L. Levi

Carleton College

Stories - 1st Place

1st Place

Sunset in Moravia

Max Silver

Carleton College

Artistry - 1st Place

2nd Place

A Conversation

Rebecca Kilman

Carleton College

People - 2nd Place

2nd Place


Sam Scherf

Carleton College

Stories - 2nd Place

2nd Place

Stained Glass

Victoria Ezell

Knox College

Artistry - 2nd Place

3rd Place

A Day in Talatac

Aria Walsh-Felz

Beloit College

People - 3rd Place

3rd Place

Fuerza Cristina

Tessa Cheek

Grinnell College

Stories - 3rd Place

3rd Place


Jae Hyoung Lee

Knox College

Artistry - 3rd Place