The Fujifilm Student Awards 2009 is now open for entries.
Following the success of the 2008 Awards, Fujifilm Professional has again tied-in with Penguin Books to provide an amazing ‘money can’t buy’ first prize.
In addition to being named Fujifilm Student Photographer of the Year 2009 the winner will see their image on the cover of the next edition of Rachel Carson’s revolutionary work Silent Spring. They will also receive £200 worth of Fujifilm Professional film and 25 Penguin Classics titles of their choice.
The Awards, now in its 24th year, is the longest running and most prestigious student photography awards in the UK. This year’s brief is to capture the significance of the book’s subject: the human destruction of our environment. All images must be taken on Fujifilm Professional film and submitted via http://www.fujifilmstudentawards.co.uk – entry is free and students can enter as many photographs as they wish.
Each short listed Merit winner will receive 10 rolls of Fujicolor PRO160S professional colour negative film, a Penguin Classic of their choice and a copy of The Language of Things. Each Merit winner will be asked to submit a print for final judging.
The college or university that submits the most entries will win £250 worth of Fujifilm Professional film and 100 Penguin Classics titles for their college or university library. Closing date for entries is 28 February 2009.
Jerry Deeney from Fujifilm Professional commented on the Awards: “I regularly speak to college tutors and they are delighted that Fujifilm actively encourages students to learn how to use film in a creative and artistic way. The Awards are now a major part of the curriculum for many colleges. We receive entries from students of all ages and from right across Britain, the Student Awards is seen as an ideal ‘stepping stone’ to a successful career as a professional photographer.”
Jim Stoddart, Penguin Press Art Director, Adam Freudenheim, Penguin Classics Editor and the Publisher of Foto8 magazine, Jon Levy will judge the Awards.
For further details and examples of previous winners, go to http://www.fujifilmstudentawards.co.uk