Photo Categories

Browse the contest categories and vote for your favorite single photo. Votes will determine the winner of our “People’s Choice” award. You can only vote once per day, but you’re welcome to come back every day and vote again! Plus, you can see which snapshot is leading the competition each week for “People’s Choice.” Augustana reserves the right to disqualify votes that are contrary to the spirit of "once per day" voting.

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Patricia P., Polo, IL
Hiking into my future at Augustana!

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Gareth K., Marseilles , Illinois
My buddy (left) and I (right) went hiking at Starved Rock State Park in -20 degree weather to get this picture. We really are STARVING to come to Augustana this fall!

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Griffin N., Pontiac, IL
This picture is from Sanibel Island, Florida. The beach was on the Gulf of Mexico and we made the Christmas tree because they are rarely seen in Florida.

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Riley S., Quincy, IL
Braved the cold last week to travel to my future home in Rock Island. Can’t wait to be there in the fall 💕💕

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Hannah S., Fort Wayne , Indiana
With 1 of 9 GEO systems in the country... almost as unique as Augustana College!

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Nathaniel W., Lake in the Hills, Illinois
1346 N. LaSalle Avenue, site of the old Augustana College, and Augustana Nursery where my mom was adopted!

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Raquel W., Naples, Florida
Ready to head into Viking territory!! #FutureViking #GoodFit

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Raquel W., Naples, Florida
Ready to run into Viking territory!! #FutureViking #GoodFit

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McKenzie H., Coal City, Illinois
I’ve “bean” so excited to announce that I will be attending Augustana next fall! #futureviking #goodfit

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Lindsey E., Kewanee, IL
Me and the Statue of Liberty!

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Alina H., Moline, IL
Trying the Augie A on for size! Alina says "Augie's a Good fit for me!"

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Kennedy S., Bloomingdale, Illinois
It’s always a great day to be a Viking! Don’t let the snow get in your way of having fun in the sun!

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Gwendolyn F., Washington, IA
Even the World's Longest Continuously Running Movie Theater supports Augie's blue and gold!

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Kylie T., Wheaton , Illinois
8,000 ft up looking down at Albuquerque, NM from Cibola National Forest.

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Thomas S., Arlington Heights, IL
During a hike across Palatine Hill in Rome with my cousin Kendall Schmidt (Augustana student) we found this ancient signage...must be a sign! Augustana bound!

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Alison L., Roscoe, IL
Augie makes us feel on top of the world -- literally! Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. #FutureViking #GoodFit

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Allison S., Madison Lake, MN
Falling in love with the idea of being at Augie for the next four years!

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Jonah W., Arvada, CO
Fun Down Under!

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William W., CARPENTERSVLE, Illinois
Dunn"s River Falls Jamaica....Ya Mon! Everything is Irie!

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Sydney K., Villa Park , IL
Auggie shall be forever with me in my heart where’er I Roam. Looking forward to making Viking history.

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Gabrielle G., South Elgin, IL
I'm ready to start on the journey of life accompanied by Augustana with arms wide open. #FutureViking #GoodFit

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Gabrielle G., South Elgin, IL
I guess we're both about to fall for Augustana. #FutureViking #GoodFit

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Gabrielle G., South Elgin, IL
Just like the windmill awaits the wind, I await greatness at Augustana. #FutureViking #GoodFit

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Gabrielle G., South Elgin, IL
Just like the windmill is excellent for producing energy, I will give all my energy to Augustana. #FutureViking #GoodFit

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Ryan B., Barrington, Illinois
After much reflection, my college choice can be seen in the "Bean!" #FutureViking

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Jason C., Deer Park, Il
There is no more famous place than Santa’s lap, however; he wouldn’t let me though. *by the way, a medium shirt doesn’t fit on a 70 year old man who is wearing a fat suit

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Kelsey N., Mt. Pleasant, Iowa
Help! I’ve fallen for Augustana and I can’t get up! Can’t wait to experience Augustana in the fall!

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Paige K., Gilberts, IL
Brought Augie to the happiest place in the world

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Grace W., Gilberts, IL
we decided to use our courage to pursue our dreams both at Disney World and Augustana #FutureViking #GoodFit

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Miles P., Woodstock, IL
How will I get to Carnegie Hall? Get my Augustana Theater degree...and practice!

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Miles P., Woodstock, IL
The historic Woodstock Opera House celebrated it's Grand Opening in 1890 with the play, Margery Daw. Now, 128 years later, future Augustana College alumnus Miles Potje celebrates his admission to the school and his own passion for theater. Congrats!

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Grace R., Madison, WI
Pondering the next 4 years

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Teah M., Lake Zurich, Illinois
Six Flags Great America's "Rocklusions" magic show...where the Rocklusions cast agrees that the best place to ROCK OUT is at Augustana in Rock Island!

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Linnea T., Monroe, WI
I'm falling for Augie at Niagara Falls!

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Gabrielle M., WONDER LAKE, ILLINOIS
It dawned on me that with Augustana College my future will be brighter.

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