Student Photo Scholarship Contest

Started by former director Dr. Catherine Ramírez, the Student Photo Scholarship Contest was designed to sustain the arts, recognize creativity, and encourage dialogue. The RCA partners with the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History to display and archive the winning images. Each year there is a new theme for the contest.

Love.Community.Home. 2018–2019

leahdayagia---emma-mcwaid.jpg First Place

 Emma McWaid (Art and Sociology)



mars-thumb.jpg Second Place

 Mars Bolden (Sociology)

 Intimacy Between Friends


shanti-thumb.jpg Third Place 

 Shanti Kumar (Art and Feminist Studies)

 My Nani


Home & Mobility 2017–2018

thumb-alonso-photo.jpg First Place

 Alonso Hernandez (Politics)

 Family Makes Home


thumb-jennifer-photo.jpg Second Place

 Jennifer Ortiz (Art)



thumb-justin-photo.jpg Third Place

 Justin Tahara (Computer Science) 

 Nature's Keyhole