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2014-15 Photo Contest

Gallery of Photos

A pair of young men making and selling sweets outside a bakery in Jordan's capital city of Amman were the subject of the Grand Prize photo in the 2014-15 ACM Off-Campus Study Photo Contest.

A Learning Moment

"A Learning Moment" by Mark Muniz, Knox College, was awarded the Grand Prize.

Mark Muniz, a senior at Knox College, snapped the picture he titled "A Learning Moment" in the neighborhood where he lived while participating in the ACM Jordan: Middle East & Arabic Language Studies program this past fall.

Nine other photos were awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place in each of three categories — People, Places, and Cross-Cultural Encounters — and 10 photos received Honorable Mention recognition.

Ninety-six photos, all taken by current students at ACM colleges while they were studying on off-campus programs around the world, were entered in the contest this year. As a celebration of off-campus study at ACM colleges, the contest calls for entries that demonstrate cross-cultural learning — a student actively engaged with the local culture instead of just observing — as well as creativity and artistry in the composition of the photos.

Love Is in the Air

1st Place in the Facebook Fans' Choice Awards went to Imsouchivy Suos from Luther College for "Love Is in the Air."

Visitors to the ACM Facebook page cast a total of 2,752 votes for the Facebook Fans' Choice Awards. Imsouchivy Suos from Luther College took the top two spots with photos he took in Krakow, Poland and Budapest, Hungary, with Anna Carpenter from Coe College winning the 3rd Place award.

All of the prize-winning, Honorable Mention, and Fans' Choice photos will be available for display at ACM campuses in a digital photo exhibit during winter and spring 2014.

     

Grand Prize

A Learning Moment

Mark Muniz

Knox College

 
A Learning Moment
     

People 

1st Place

The Politics of Memory

Cole Frank

Carleton College

The Politics of Memory

 

Places

1st Place

Wildebeest Parade

Julia Reich

Carleton College

Wildebeest Parade

 

Cross-Cultural Encounters

1st Place

Observant

Niles George

Coe College

Observant

 

People

2nd Place

The Engineer

Jordan Kuchera

Luther College

The Engineer

 

Places

2nd Place

Food Truck Ferris Wheels

Jordan Palacios

Carleton College

Food Truck Ferris Wheels

 

Cross-Cultural Encounters

2nd Place

Coloring the Grey Skies

Megumi Hine

Carleton College

Coloring the Grey Skies

 

People

3rd Place

Love Is in the Air

Imsouchivy Suos

Luther College

Love Is in the Air

 

Places

3rd Place

Tibidabo

Mary Macleod

Knox College

Tibidabo

 

Cross-Cultural Encounters

3rd Place

Ganpati

Cassie Burton

Monmouth College

Ganpati

 

Go to the Honorable Mention photo gallery and the Facebook Fan's Choice photo gallery