EXTENDED! Photo Scholarship Contest: Chosen Family, Submissions due Monday, February 3, 2020 at 5 p.m.

December 01, 2019

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UC Santa Cruz’s Research Center for the Americas (RCA) welcomes photographs on the theme of “Chosen Family” from UC Santa Cruz students for our third annual photo scholarship contest. The theme "chosen family" is a way to recognize an important person, people, animals, nature, and/or any other entity we feel connected to in our lives. Show us who is part of your chosen family.

Three scholarships will be given to first, second, and third place winners. The winning photographs will be printed 16" x 20" (minimum) and exhibited at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (705 Front Street, Santa Cruz) in April 2020. 

Submission Guidelines & Contest Rules
In addition to content, design, and visual quality, we seek photos that capture this theme in a creative and original manner. Contestants must be currently enrolled and full-time students at UC Santa Cruz in the fall 2019 and winter 2020 quarters.

  • Entries must be original photographs taken by the student submitting them.
  • Color and black-and-white photographs will be considered.
  • Images must be submitted as JPEG (.jpg or .jpeg) or TIFF files, at least 300 dpi and up to 10 MB.
  • Images must be in landscape, portrait, or square orientation.
  • Limit ONE entry per contestant.
  • Each submission must contain
    • The photographer’s name, department/major, and UC Santa Cruz email address.
    • A title for the photo and a 1-2 sentence description. 
    • Please save & upload photos with this file-name format: LastName_PhotoTitle EXAMPLE: Ramirez_OpenEyes
    • Contestants submitting entries depicting individuals must also submit a signed photo release for each individual in the photo.
  • All submissions must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, February 3, 2020.

All photographers whose work is selected for prizes or honorable mention must grant unlimited use to the Research Center for the Americas of the University of California, Santa Cruz, for promotion of the RCA, with the exclusion of any use that becomes part of a retail product. Photos from selected winners will become part of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History archives. Photo credit will be given where appropriate with our style guide. The RCA reserves the right to reject any and all submissions.

We look forward to seeing your photos!

Technical difficulties? Contact Ms. Jackie Powell at jspowell@ucsc.edu

Submissions due Monday, February 3, 2020 at 5 p.m.