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I have long been an active part of the Society for Photographic Education community, beginning my participation as a volunteer when an Undergraduate at ASU, where I met many of my best friends in our field. Today, one of those colleagues I met as a volunteer at an SPE in the late 70’s, Susan kae Grant and I offer a closed-door Student Seminar moderated by Dennis Keeley which is held just prior to the launch of each National Conference, for all recipients of awards and all students working as volunteers. Join us! Apply for these grants, or Volunteer. See you at the Student Seminar in Atlanta mid-March!
SPE National Student Scholarship Opportunities
Society for Photographic Education / Deadline: 11/01/10
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SPE student members can apply for scholarships to offset the cost of attending the 2011 national conference. A 2011 national conference fee waiver and a one-year membership to SPE are provided by SPE in addition to the cash awards. Please download pdf for full instructions on how to submit.
Applicants must be current full-time students enrolled at a post-secondary institution as an undergraduate or graduate student majoring/concentrating in photography not graduating before the end of the academic year 2010-2011.
Applicants must be student members of SPE or become members before submitting their scholarship application.
Applicants are not eligible to receive the same award for two consecutive years, and cannot receive two awards in one year.
Applicants submitting to more than one award must submit different bodies of work.
A cohesive body of work with no more than FIVE images. Images around 1280 x 1280 px @ 72 ppi are ideal for good image quality and fast upload
A succinct artist statement of 200 words or less that informs the work
A statement addressing how your attendance at the conference will benefit you, as well as an overview of prior involvement with SPE or other arts organizations
A description of the conceptual basis of your work and its technical qualities, including a description of processes used
A brief resume, including name, address, phone number, email address and current institutional affiliation, and educational and professional experience
Contact information for a current photography professor (include name, title, email, and phone number)
Ten SPE Awards are offered and feature a $500 travel stipend to attend the national conference.
The SPE Award for Innovations in Imaging in Honor of Jeannie Pearce is open to all eligible students working primarily with digital technology and is designated for work only possible because of emerging digital technologies-no alternative processes or gelatin silver prints. A project description describing how the work is possible as a result of emerging digital technologies is required as part of the submission process. Jurors will seek to award work that demonstrates the most innovative, freshest and unique uses of digital technologies.
The Freestyle Crystal Apple Award for Outstanding Achievement in Black and White Photography is generously sponsored by Freestyle Photographic Supplies. Freestyle’s goal in offering this award is to provide greater support for students working in traditional black and white silver imaging and alternative processes. One student will be awarded a $5,000 cash prize. The sponsoring faculty member will be presented with an engraved crystal apple, a 2011 national conference fee waiver, and a one-year membership to SPE. Please note: sponsoring faculty must teach at the institution where the student is currently enrolled. All light-sensitive processes, including alternative processes (Van Dyke brown, platinum, albumen, gum bichromate, cyanotype, kallitype, salt, liquid emulsion, lith printing, hand coloring, bromoil, modern day tintype, etc.) are eligible for this award as long as the end product is a gelatin silver or handmade alternative process print. No digital prints accepted.
The SPE scholarship competition open September 1 through November 1, 2010. Download the pdf above for full instructions on how to submit your portfolio online.
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