Language and Culture Photo Contest

Announcing the Winners!

We at the WLC want to say thank you to everyone who submitted photos for the 2013 WLC Language and Culture Photo Contest! We were elated by the overwhelming response and are very grateful for everyone’s contributions. Thank you!

The 3 Winners, shown here, receive prizes as listed below. Their photos will be printed as large posters and hung in the WLC.

Due to the overwhelming response we received from the St. Olaf community, “Honorable Mentions” will be printed and hung in the WLC as well. Click here or scroll to the bottom of the page to view the list of honorable mentions.


Gift Certificates to Hogan Brothers

1st Place: $25

2nd Place: $20

3rd Place: $15


1st Place:

Megan Boos, I Love You
Paris, France


2nd Place:

Emily Gotzsche, Corner Store
Xela, Guatemala


3rd Place:

Congyuan Ji, Debate



Honorable Mentions

Sudip Bhandari
Haga Sophia, Turkey
Ashley Hammer
Copenhagen Colors, Denmark
Allison Rippy
Directions, Bangkok, Thailand
Caroline Wood
Telephone Booth, Oslo, Norway
Nora Serres
Asker, Norway
Katie Pierce
Transient Characters, Beijing, China
Ian Hamilton
Arrivederci e Grazie, Perugia, Italy
Caroline Wood
Church of the Savior at Berestov, Kiev Pechersk Lavra, Kiev, Ukraine
Michael Pearce
Quechua Shaman, Peru
Nancy Vang
Shopping in Ede, Seoul, South Korea
Sarah Krolak
Maasai Traditional Song and Dance, Tanzania
Caroline Wood
The Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia
Rory Anderson
Sunset at Cape Sounion, Greece
Susie Jelinek
Artemio Franchi Soccer Stadium,
Florence, Italy
Bradley Sancken
Dhow in Zanzibar
Britta Hoiland
Christ Church, Dublin Ireland
Julia Hubmann
Hill of Crosses, Lithuania
Karla Lorena Huaman Ruiz
Globalization of a Belly Dancer,
Clarke Quay, Singapore
Krista Bryz
Gornia Alcaicería, Granada, Spain
Madeline Haakenson
Carnival – Mardi Gras Celebrations,
Quito, Ecuador
Siri McCord
WWII Memorial, Budapest, Hungary
Michael Pearce
Peruvian Knitting, Peru
Sudip Bhandari
Prayers in a Mosque, Turkey
Madeline Velazquez
Wishing Wall, Hangzhou, China

Rules & Regulations
All photos must be submitted by December 5th at 11:59 pm in order to be considered for the contest. Each student may submit up to 5 photos. By submitting your photos, you are giving the WLC permission to display them if they so choose. The name of the student, the photo title, and the location of the photo will be displayed with every photo. Each student may win only one prize, even if more than one of their photos is chosen to hang in the WLC. Photos that do not receive a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place award, may still be hung in the WLC.