Call for Thalassa Submissions

11th Annual Thalassa Prize: Martin Luther College has now begun accepting submissions for the 11th annual Thalassa Prize. This $1000 award is given to the best photo-and-essay submission from an MLC student or graduate who has served in an international ministry.

More than 100 entries have been submitted during the last decade, with the Thalassa Prize awarded to these ten: Kristina Wessel, Dominican Republic (2007); Rachel Kionka, Malawi (2008); Rachel Meyer, Southeast Asia (2009); Gretchen Schmiege, Southeast Asia (2010); Amber Schlomer, Southeast Asia (2011); Paul Kelm, Czech Republic (2012); Maria Reese, Malawi (2013); Chris Pluger, Zambia (2014); Sara Schmeling, Russia (2015); and Johannah Crass, Antigua (2016).

Might you be the winner for 2017?

Submission guidelines:
Deadline: April 30, 2017


See all the winning entries plus additional photos in the special anniversary publication, Martin Luther College Thalassa Prize 2007-2016, at