Announcing the tenth annual

Martin Luther College

Thalassa Prize

Thalassa

In celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Thalassa prize, the award will be doubled to $2,000.  This 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 a ministry experience 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 15, 2016.
  • Check out photo and essay specifications, judging criteria, and tips for entrants here.

Prize

  • The Thalassa Prize recipient will be announced in May 2016
  • The $2,000 prize will be divided equally between the winner ($1,000) and an international mission of the winner’s choice ($1,000).

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