Alexia Foundation Invites Student Submissions for Photography, Multimedia Competition

The Alexia Foundation provides educational opportunities and cash grants to help students produce substantial bodies of work that align the foundation's goal of promoting world peace and cultural understanding.

To that end, the foundation is inviting submissions from students of still photography and multimedia projects that explore cultural understanding in or near their local community. Prizes will be awarded in both undergraduate and graduate categories.

Undergraduate prizes include a First-Place Award comprising full tuition for a semester (fall) of study at Syracuse University's London Program, a $1,000 grant to help cover costs associated with production of the proposed body of work, and $500 for the student's academic department; a Second-Place Award comprising half tuition at the SU London Program and a $500 cash grant to help produce the proposed still photography or multimedia project; and one or more Award(s) of Excellence that provide $1,500 to be used for tuition at the SU London Program and a $500 cash grant to help produce the proposed still photography or multimedia project.

Graduate prizes include a First-Place Award comprising tuition for three SU London Program classes and program fees up to a maximum of $15,000, a $1,000 grant to help produce the proposed still photography or multimedia project, and $500 for the student’s academic department; and one or more Award(s) of Excellence that provide $1,500 to be used for tuition at the SU London Program and $500 to help produce the proposed still photography or multimedia project.

Applicants must be actively pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree at an accredited college or university in the U.S. or internationally but should not apply if they have graduated as of the end of 2016. In addition, no student who has worked as a professional photographer for more than a year is eligible to apply. ("Professional photographer" shall be defined as earning more than half your gross annual income from photography-related sales, assignments, etc.)       

All applicants are expected to pay a $50 entry fee at the time of application.   

See the Alexia Foundation website for complete competition guidelines, information about previous winners, and submission instructions.