Moments in Minutes Contest

Congratulations to Our Spring 2016 Entries

Grand Prize: Lindsey Mattila, ’17
DIS Copenhagen, Denmark
“Tak for Kaffe”


Second Prize: Emily Chambard ’16
Middlebury Buenos Aires, Argentina
“Exploring Bubbles: Buenos Aires”

Third Prize: Jenya Green, ’16
SIT Jordan: Modernization & The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
“The Perpetual Outsider's Guide to Being at Home as a Stranger”

Other Great Entries

Anoush Baghdassarian ’17
Middlebury Buenos Aires, Argentina
“Living in the Present”

Sophie Breider ’17
IES Quito, Ecuador
“La Ecuagringa”

Chris Chang ’16
SIT South Africa: Community Health
“Ngiyabonga, South Africa”

Stephanie Doi ’17
DIS Copenhagen, Denmark
“When I Jumped”

Adam Hilborn ’16
University of St. Andrews, Scotland
“Scottish Scrutiny”

Kennedy Holland ’17
SEA Semester
“A Transatlantic Crossing”

Theron Simpson ’16
DIS Copenhagen, Denmark
“Going Back”

Off-Campus Study provides students a wonderful opportunity to gain new perspectives and expand their education outside of CMC. This contest allows students to share their experience and insights with the CMC community, and encourages students to process their experience and reflect on how their semester or year off-campus has affected them.

Students present 6 PowerPoint slides (moments) in a 2-minute presentation (minutes). Each slide will contain one photo and each will appear for 20 seconds. Students will speak live at the event. The narrative can be a journal entry, poetry, an account about a specific event, or a reflection about the student’s overall experience. We encourage students to not discuss each individual slide.

All study abroad, DC, Silicon Valley, and domestic exchange alumni are eligible to participate. Students can continue to submit an entry for each competition, as long as each submission is new and original. Previous contest prize winners are ineligible.

Deadline to submit photos and text: TBA

Audience Favorite Prize - $200

Second Prize: - $150

Third Prize: - $100

Presentations will be judged based on originality, quality, and how well the narrative connects to the student’s experience off-campus.

Audience members at the Moments in Minutes event will vote for the winners.

Submission Guidelines

  • Students must sign the competition guidelines and release form.
  • Students email 6 high-resolution photos to by TBA. The spoken text of the presentation must also be emailed in Microsoft Word by the deadline. Presentations must include a title.
  • Images must be saved as “First Name Last Name #” so the Office of Off-Campus Study (OCS) can arrange slides in the student’s preferred order.
  • All photos and text must be the student’s original work. Photos may be in color or black and white.
  • Photos and spoken text should not depict alcohol, violence, extreme sports, or other inappropriate material.
  • All oral presentations should not exceed two minutes.
  • No late submissions will be accepted.
  • All entries are subject to editing by OCS for the final publication.

Spring 2015 Entries
Fall 2015 Entries
Fall 2014 Entries