I’m often asked about photography classes and workshops. Here is a great opportunity to go to an outstanding photography convention on a scholarship. Best of all…. All entrants will receive a free one year membership to WPPI. All the details are listed below. Good luck!
In accordance with WPPI’s tradition of excellence in education and to honor the memory of Hy Sheanin, co-founder of WPPI, the Hy Sheanin Memorial Scholarship was created and is now celebrating its 6th annual award.
The Hy Sheanin Memorial Scholarship was developed to recognize the works of beginning photographers or those new to the professional photography industry, including assistants, recent graduates and those just starting out in the business. It is intended as a way to encourage new photographers in their passion for photography and also to introduce them to the photographic industry.
The recipient of the Hy Sheanin Memorial Scholarship will receive round-trip airfare (within the U.S) to Las Vegas for the 2009 WPPI Convention, registration to the WPPI Convention and Tradeshow as well as a WPPI PLUS class of their choice and the Business Institute, eight nights lodging at the MGM Grand and a one-year membership to WPPI. Past winners include 2008 winner Dixie Dixon, 2007 winner Carina Romano, 2006 winner Catherine Hall, 2005 winner Wes Kroninger and 2004 winner JB Sallee. This year, three of the previous Hy Sheanin Scholarship winners will be speaking at WPPI.
To apply, applicants must submit a cover letter with 50-100 words on why they would like the scholarship, a portfolio of ten 8×8 or 8×10 images and a brief resume (no more than 1 page) of your photographic career. All entrants will receive a free one year membership to WPPI.
The deadline for applications for the 2009 Hy Sheanin Scholarship competition is December 1, 2008. All entries must be received at WPPI offices by this date. Please send applications and submissions to:
WPPI – Attn: Hy Sheanin Scholarship
6059 Bristol Parkway, Suite 100
Culver City, CA 90230