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2009-10 Photo Contest

Gallery of Photos

Encounters with people, cultures, history, and the physical environment are among the experiences chronicled in the prize-winning photos from the 2009-10 ACM Off-Campus Study Photo Contest. The photos were taken by students at ACM colleges who have participated in off-campus study programs, either in the U.S. or other countries. These photos were in a traveling exhibit hosted by 11 ACM colleges in early 2010.

The Grand Prize was awarded to Anais Gude, a student at Colorado College, for "Working on Manhood." Photos were also awarded First, Second, and Third Place in each of three categories – People, Stories, and Artistry. Ten photos received Honorable Mention recognition. In all, 95 photos were submitted for the contest through the ACM colleges’ off-campus study offices.

  • Click on the thumbnails in the gallery below to see larger images and the photo descriptions provided by the students.
  • Go to the gallery for the Honorable Mention photos.
  • Read more about the Photo Contest in the article "Portraying the Journey of Life"

Grand Prize

Working on Manhood

Anais Gude

Colorado College

Grand Prize




1st Place


Kimberlynn Hoff

Coe College

People - 1st Place


1st Place

República Cromañón

Rebeccah Lanni

Knox College

Stories - 1st Place

1st Place

Caught Up in the Moment

Ross Heintzkill

Ripon College

Artistry - 1st Place

2nd Place

The Journey

Antje Dorothea Grebing

Beloit College

People - 2nd Place

2nd Place


Claire Crossett

Carleton College

Stories - 2nd Place

2nd Place

The Ground on Which We Walk

Megan Ehresmann

St. Olaf College

Artistry - 2nd Place

3rd Place

The Leap of Eternal Youth

Johnathan Schlaefer

Carleton College

People - 3rd Place

3rd Place

Reggae Roots

Nathan Lane

Lawrence University

Stories - 3rd Place

3rd Place

A Picturesque Experience

Theresa Kedinger

Ripon College

Artistry - 3rd Place