The Weston Scholarship

The Weston Scholarship is a portfolio competition for students studying fine art photography in Monterey County. The scholarship was established in 2004 by Kim and Gina Weston who hoped to preserve the legacy of black and white film photography set forth by Edward Weston and Ansel Adams. Every year, students are encouraged to submit a portfolio for the opportunity to win a scholarship to support their photographic careers.

Our Goal

To educate and enlighten the community about the richness of film photography and to keep the traditional process of black and white film photography alive on the central coast of California.

We strive to honor the traditions set-forth by Edward Weston and Ansel Adams while supporting their philosophies in our local schools and celebrating the artistic roots of our photographic heritage.

We offer students, artists, educators, and our community the opportunity to experience the richness of photography through scholarships, mentorships, exhibitions, workshops, publications, lectures, video and artists in residence.


1st Place: $1,000

2nd Place: $500

3rd Place: $300

Honorable Mentions: $200

Photo by Michelle Magdalena

Photo by Michelle Magdalena