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Scholarship Opportunities for SPE Student Members

Posted by on October 30, 2013 | Contests/Events

logoEach year the Society for Photographic Education (SPE) awards 10 students with scholarships to offset costs to attend SPE’s annual national conference. All awards include a 2014 national conference fee waiver, a $500 travel stipend and a one-year membership.

These scholarships offer a prime opportunity for post-secondary photo students to gain attention from the larger photo community while still in school. But to take advantage of this great perk you must act fast, as the submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November 1.

To be considered, assemble the following six items:
1) a cohesive body of work with no more than five images (files of approximately 1280 x 1280 px @ 72 ppi).
2) a succinct artist statement of 200 words or less.
3) a statement addressing how attendance at the conference will benefit you, plus an overview of your prior involvement with SPE or other arts organizations.
4) a description of the conceptual basis of your work, its technical qualities and processes used.
5) a brief resume, including name, address, phone number, email address, current institutional affiliation, educational and professional experience.
6) contact information for a current photography professor (include name, title, email, and phone number).

There is a $10 fee to submit your portfolio and all applicants must register as an SPE student member before applying.

This year’s jurors are SPE national board members: Erika Gentry (chair), Claude Baillargeon, Amy Holmes George, and Lupita Murillo Tinnen.Students are not eligible to receive the same award for two consecutive years.

As an added incentive to enter, one student is selected for the SPE Award for Innovations in Imaging, which is open to all eligible students working primarily with digital technology and designated for work only possible due to emerging digital technologies (no alternative processes or gelatin silver prints). Jurors will seek to award work that demonstrates the most innovative, unique and freshest uses of digital technologies. Applicants for this award must describe how their work results from emerging digital technologies as part of their project statement.

For further details, click here and then submit online at this link.

Don’t miss the photo fun! From March 6 to 9, 2014, Baltimore, Maryland will be ground zero for an inspired mix of international guest speakers, media education, portfolio reviews, collaborative exchanges and much, much more.