The polls are open, and if you “like” to vote, here’s your chance to show support for all your favorites!
Voting has begun for the Facebook Fans’ Choice awards in the annual ACM Off-Campus Study Photo Contest. Just go to the 2013-14 Photo Contest gallery on ACM’s Facebook page to see the 109 entries in this year’s contest and to cast your votes by hitting the “like” button on the photos.
The top three vote-getters will receive 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Places in the Fans’ Choice Awards, and the student who took the 1st Place photo will win a $50 gift card. The deadline for casting votes is 11:59 pm on December 15.
Students at ACM colleges who have studied on programs around the world submitted photos for the contest through their colleges’ off-campus study offices. The photos range from breathtaking scenery to elaborate festivals to moments in everyday life, and were taken in locations dotting the globe – from Costa Rica to Thailand, from Norway to Burundi.
A panel of judges will select the winning photos for the contest, including a Grand Prize photo and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place photos in each of these three categories: People, Places, and Cross-Cultural Encounters. Honorable Mention photos may also be selected.
The Facebook Fans’ Choice Award photos will join all of the other winning photos in a digital traveling exhibit to ACM campuses in winter and spring 2014.
This is the third year for the Fans’ Choice Awards. The photo contest was begun in 2008-09 as part of ACM’s 50th anniversary celebration, and proved to be so popular that it has become a yearly tradition. The contest is a reminder of the ACM member colleges’ commitment to off-campus study and five decades of collaboration in offering international and domestic programs for students.