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Thalassa Prize


Announcing the ninth annual Martin Luther College Thalassa Prize.

This $1,000 award is given to recognize a Martin Luther College student or graduate who expresses clearly and beautifully, in image and word, a personal reflection on their ministry overseas.

Purposes of the MLC Thalassa Prize

  • To express gratitude to God for the opportunity to serve him in international venues.
  • To provide an opportunity for MLC students and graduates in international ministry to share their stories.
  • To motivate and inspire current MLC students to consider serving overseas.
  • To bring glory to God through excellence in the arts of photography and creative writing.
  • To reaffirm through image and word the dignity of the entire human race and the desire of God to save all people.

Entrance Requirements

  • Open to all MLC undergraduates and graduates who have done ministry or are doing ministry outside the United States
  • Each entry must include
    • A completed entry form
    • A color digital photograph taken in a foreign mission field
    • A personal reflection on ministry in that foreign mission field
  • Entrants may submit as many entries as they wish
  • Deadline for all submissions: April 30, 2015



  • The Thalassa Prize recipient will be announced in May or June 2015
  • The $1000 prize will be divided equally between the winner ($500) and an international mission of the winner’s choice ($500). 

    You can download a PDF of the information by clicking here.