Due November 1, 2014
2015 Student Scholarships
SPE STUDENT AWARDS FOR INNOVATIONS IN IMAGING
All SPE student members are eligible to apply for a scholarship to offset the cost of attending SPE’s 2015 National Conference in New Orleans, March 12-15, 2015. Ten awards are offered based on merits of submitted portfolios and include a $550 travel stipend to attend the national conference, a 2015 national conference fee waiver, and a one-year membership to SPE.
Applicants must be currently matriculated 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 2014-2015.
Applicants must be student members of SPE or become members before submitting their scholarship application. Visit http://www.spenational.org/members/join to join or renew.
Applicants are not eligible to receive scholarship awards for two consecutive years.
This year’s jurors are SPE national board members serving on the Awards and Recognition Committee: Amy Holmes George (Chair), Claude Baillargeon, Bill Gaskins, and Rebecca Nolan.
ONLINE APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Submit online via http://spenational.slideroom.com. There will be a $10 fee for submitting a portfolio. If you need technical support, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
PREPARE TO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING
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 and a description of the conceptual basis of your work and its technical qualities, including a description of processes used (3,000 characters or less, approx. 480-600 words).
A statement addressing how attendance at the conference will benefit you, as well as an overview of prior involvement with SPE or other arts organizations. 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). Applications that do not fulfill all requirements may be eliminated from the competition. Click here to view the official call for entries.