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

Hiking, 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, Zanzibar

Britta Hoiland
Lighting a Candle in Remembrance,
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


Questions? Email:

Mara Stutzman:

Erin Chambers:

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.