Last year TWO of my students won $1000 checks for their college! They choose three winners throughout the state, so needless to say it was a HUGE honor that we won 2/3 of the prize money! Their photographs were accompanied by very strong essays, so I highly recommend spending time on writing a good essay as well as strong photographs.
Here is the information from their website:
The California Association of African-American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA) and the F3 Education Awards Foundation reward the artistic and scholastic capabilities of our state's students by conferring five student education awards of $1,000 to high school seniors.
Rules for 2013-2014 Education For All Photography Contest
The collaborative forces of CAAASA and F3 are behind the Education For All Photography Contest, which will award three $1000 education awards to students for their digital photos conveying, in an educational setting, these three central themes: Diversity, Collaboration, and Achievement.
CONTEST RULES:The three winners of the Education For All Contest will each be awarded a $1000 education award. Eligibility is reserved exclusively for high school juniors and seniors.
SUBMISSION CRITERIA:A completed application packet must be electronically submitted no later than Dec. 6, 2013, by 11:59 PM, PST, to the F3 Education Awards Foundation through our online form. Photo submissions must not exceed 10 MB in size. CAAASA and F3 do not assume responsibility for lost, late, misdirected, and illegible entries, all of which will be disqualified.
The file name of each student's photo entry must be saved as their home telephone number. This must be the same number as that listed on the application form. The student entrant must not include their name, address, school site, or school district in the photo submission.
In addition to submitting their photograph, student artists must include a statement of 200 words or less describing how their submission speaks to the messages of diversity, collaboration and/or achievement in an educational setting.
F3 will forward entries to judges selected by CAAASA for assessment. Photo submissions will be assessed on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, and artistic merit.
- Photographs must be solely the work of the student entrant. Plagiarized photographs will be disqualified.