(September 3, 2009)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073.

Intercultural Engagement Office Sponsors Photo Contest

SHREVEPORT, La.— The office of Intercultural Engagement is sponsoring an intercultural photo contest for students and alumni with the top photograph selected featured as the Image of the Year and displayed on the Intercultural website.

Deadline for photo submission is Friday, October 2, must have been taken by a student or alumni during their time at the College, and taken during a Centenary module with Intercultural credit or study abroad experience.

Click HERE to see the wall of photos

Prints submitted will become part of the permanent collection of the Office of Intercultural Engagement. All photo entries must go beyond a typical tourist photo, ideally displaying a sense of cultural sensitivity. The lens should be used as an eye of understanding or exploration, broadening a sense of the cross-cultural experience.

A maximum of three photographs per entrant can be submitted with prizes awarded to the top three photographers, with one photo chosen as the Intercultural Image of the Year to be featured on Centenary's Intercultural page.

To find out more, read the complete rules online, or contact Kelsey M. Asbjornsen, Assistant Director of Intercultural Engagement at 318.869.5702.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and has been recognized as "One of the Best 371 Colleges" by the Princeton Review and one of "America's Best Colleges" and one of "America's Best Private Colleges" by Forbes.com. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.