From high up in the Andes Mountains at Machu Picchu to the Old City in Jerusalem to the Great Wall of China, students from ACM colleges have traveled to spots around the world on off-campus study programs and brought back images that capture their experiences.
Facebook Fans’ Choice
See all the photos and vote for your favorites at the Photo Contest Gallery!
ACM’s annual Off-Campus Study Photo Contest provides a showcase for students’ pictures, with prizes for the top photos in several categories. This year, 96 photos have been entered in the contest and you can give a thumbs up to your favorites by voting for the Facebook Fans’ Choice Awards.
To participate, visit the 2014-15 Photo Contest Gallery on the ACM Facebook page, browse through the contest entries, and “like” your favorites. The photos with the most likes will be recognized as Fans’ Favorites and a $50 cash prize will go to the student whose photo was the top vote-getter. The deadline for casting Fans’ Choice votes is 11:59 pm on Monday, December 15.
Students at ACM colleges who have studied on off-campus programs — offered by their own college, ACM, or another provider — submitted photos for the contest through their colleges’ off-campus study offices.
In addition to the Facebook Fans’ Choice Awards, a panel of judges will select a Grand Prize-winning photo and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place photos in each of three categories: People, Places, and Cross-Cultural Encounters. Honorable Mention photos may also be selected.
Contest winners will be announced later in December and all of the winning photos will be in a digital exhibit shown at locations on ACM campuses in winter and spring 2015.
The Off-Campus Study Photo Contest was first held as part of ACM’s 50th anniversary celebration in 2008-09, and proved to be so popular that it has become a yearly tradition. The contest reflects the ACM member colleges’ commitment to off-campus study and five decades of collaboration in offering international and domestic programs for students.