New Rules for 2016 Scholarship

Weston Scholarship - Judging at MPC
Weston Scholarship - Judging at MPC


We hope this post finds all of you happy and healthy!. Now is the time to start thinking about the 2016 Weston Scholarship Portfolio Contest! We have changed a few rules and want to make sure you know about them.

PORTFOLIONEW SIZE REQUIREMENTS - Photograph image size may be “4×5”, "5x7" “8x10” or “11x14”. A portfolio of ten mounted (may be over matted) photographs is required. The photographs must be made, processed and printed during the YEAR of the competition by the applicant.

MAT DIMENSIONS Please Read Carefully when mounting your work! We will only accept 2 mat sizes of 11x14 and 16x20. Please do not put your photos in clear bags! If you need 11x14 mat board please contact Gina Weston - please give plenty of time.

A Box for your Portfolio - please purchase a good box to house your portfolio in. A box is not a requirement but strongly advised to keep your prints safe during and after the judging. This is what we recommend. Archival Storage Box from Print File 11x14 – 1.5 deep box. Archival Storage Box 16x20 from B&H or Amazon.

Please remember presentation of your work is very important and can influence the judging. To be able to judge the portfolios fairly, all entries must by mounted on white mat board only. Black, or other colored mats, will not be accepted. All mat boards must be a consistent size as well.

QUALIFICATIONS Portfolios will be disqualified and excluded from the scholarship competition for the following reasons: • Black or colored mats • Incorrect number of prints • Digitally captured photographs • Digitally printed photographs • Inconsistent matt board size in portfolio • Incomplete paper work • Name on back of photograph!!!

LABELING! All portfolio boxes must be clearly and visibly labeled with your name and school on the outside. If we cannot read your name/school you will be excluded from the competition, so make sure to write legibly. All photographs must be lightly labeled with name and school on the backside of the mounted photograph. Titles on photographs are not necessary. The signature of the student’s instructor on the scholarship application is required, as it confirms that the portfolio meets the scholarship requirements.

DATES Friday April 22, 2016 - SubmissionThe deadline for submission of the portfolio and support materials is Friday April 22. The work must be delivered to the MPC photography lab IC105 fro m 3 - 4 PM by the above deadline in order to be considered for the competition. Contact at MPC is Kevin Bransfield. M-F darkroom telephone number 831.646.4281

April 23-24, 2016 - Judging Judging will occur the weekend of April 23-24, and the winners will be notified that weekend as well. We will be contacting you by phone and by email so please check your email during this time.

May 12, 2016 - September 5, 2016 - Exhibition Dates at The Monterey Museum of Art A public exhibition of the winners will be held at the Monterey Museum of Art, which is located at 559 Pacific St. Monterey, CA 93940. 831.372.5477

Thursday May 12, 2016, 5-7:30PM - Awards Ceremony The Awards Ceremony will take place at MMA on Thursday May 12, 2016

Friday May 6, 2016 3-4pm - Pick-up Non-winners must pick up their portfolios on Friday May 6 between the hours of 3-4pm (or arrange to have someone pick it up for you). A Weston Scholarship representative will be available for portfolio reviews to help suggest how to set new goals for next year’s contest.

CHECKLIST FOR SUBMISSION - Important Information. Don’t leave any information out. 1. Ten mounted/matted prints in a portfolio box/case. 2. Completed application signed by photography instructor. 3. Proof of school registration for current school year 2015/2016. 4. Artist’s statement - Very important don’t leave this out - **Handwritten statements will be disqualified from contest**. 5. **Your Name and School on back of each photograph**. 6. Please do not put your images in clear plastic bags.

Thank you! Looking forward to seeing all of the new photographs! We dropped off posters to your school. We hope you like them.

Good Luck!