The award winning, Good Fit T-shirt photo contest invites students to express their creativity and win $1,000 scholarship.
The contest is for prospective students planning to enroll in the fall (seniors in high school or transfer students currently enrolled at another institution).
Each year, submissions open by Aug. 1 and close Feb. 1. Voting continues until Feb. 15.
Students wear an Augustana T-shirt (provided to campus visitors — though any Augustana shirt will work) and take a photo to submit in one of four categories. Selections are made by admissions staff, student ambassadors and other college personnel.
A fifth award is available in the people's choice category based on votes by the general population. Last year the winner received more than 9,700 votes!
With an Alum
Winner: Audrey Hogenkamp from Lakewood, CO
Augie's past, present, and future!
Honorable Mention: Emily Mrzlak from Dundee, IL
My teacher is an Augie Alum right out of the English Dept. flyer! I hope to follow the same path to become an English teacher as well.
Honorable Mention: Jordyn Sundberg from Oswego, IL
My family has the Augie spirit! How bout you? Uncle Kurt Sundberg('83), Cousins Reed('11) and Jeremy('15) Sundberg
At another College
Winner: Matt Powers from Antioch, IL
Dog day afternoon at Lake Forest College with my puppy Jazz.
Honorable Mention: Mariah Coachman from Chicago, IL
Showing some Augustana spirit with my friend at her chosen college basketball game at Loyola.
Honorable Mention: Melette DeVore from Cedar Rapids, IA
One hour after ringing the gong at Augustana I conquered St. Ambrose!
Winner: John Cotter from Chicago, IL
In a Viking Spirit with broadsword in front of Ebenezer Lutheran, the Swedish Cathedral of Chicago.
Honorable Mention: Andrew Thumann from Littleton, CO
4 cities, 2 states, 1 school. Go Augie!
Honorable Mention: Kayla Butler from Homewood, IL
I went to visit the Baha'I House of Worship with my church youth group and had to jump for joy. This is the only temple of its kind on the entire continent!
Winner: Zach Roling from Edwards, IL
My last dance before I head off to Augustana!
Honorable Mention: Ryan Philp from Hanover Park, IL
Reflecting on my college decision at Millennium Park Cloud Gate, AKA...The Chicago Bean
Honorable Mention: Alexa Prejna from Elgin, IL
Young Life winter camp color war - Brought Augie along for the fun!
Honorable Mention: Aria Martin from Cary, IL
With my late shift at Wendy's, I constantly day dream about my first semester of college on the greatest campus in America, Augustana! I cannot WAIT to be an augie!
Honorable Mention: Grant Gustafson from Shawnee, KS
Kansas cliff jumping!
People's ChoiceWe're still totaling up all the votes and will announce the winner as soon as possible.
Browse the following categories to see this year's contest photos and winners: