$1000 Photography Scholarship Program

Guru Camera is an online publication which aims to help beginner and amateur photographers improve their camera skills and choose the right equipment. We publish detailed, but consumer friendly guides, such as our 7,000+ word review of the best DSLR cameras in 2017.

We know that photography can be an expensive hobby (or indeed profession) to take up and so have decided to create an annual scholarship program to help students who are either:

a) looking to enter a career in photography
b) looking to enter a career which has a close association with photography (i.e. fashion, design).

The scholarship is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students and the award can be used for purchasing course materials, photography equipment, or to assist with costs of living while studying.

Terms Of Participation

The scholarship is open to students currently studying in the USA or the United Kingdom. Students can be any nationality, but must be studying in one of these countries.

The scholarship is open to students who are currently studying photography, or subjects with a close association. For example, we will consider submissions from students studying fashion, graphic design, web design etc (please contact us if you would like to confirm eligibility for your course).

The scholarship award is $1,000 (or equivalent amount in £ if successful applicant is in the UK).

How To Apply

We will select one applicant for the award of $1,000.

We want this award to help a student with a real passion for photography, so with this in mind, have decided to create a photographic assignment for the applications.

To apply we will require you to submit a photograph titled ‘what my town means to me’.

The photograph can be either of your home town, or the town in which you are currently studying. Choose a photo which you feel captures the spirit of your town and tell us why you chose it (no more than 200 words).

Other Considerations:

  • The photo must be taken by you.
  • The photo may contain people, but selfies are not permitted.

How To Submit Your Application

1. Take Your Photo

We understand that you may not currently have access to a high quality camera, so it is not the quality of the photo we will consider, it is the story behind it.

You can take your photo on any device, but please send us the full resolution image.

2. Submit your application

Send your photo and story behind it (200 words max) to [email protected] along with the following details:

  • Your name
  • Your current address
  • The name of the school you attend
  • Proof that you are a student of the school you specified (i.e. photo of student card)

In addition to the award we may feature some of the best submissions on our site (with attribution).

Deadline For Applications

The deadline for submissions is the 30th September 2017 and the winner will be selected by October 20th 2017. The winner of the award will be announced on our website at that time and the cheque will be mailed by October 25th 2017.

The $1,000 (or £ equivalent) cheque will be sent directly to your college or University.

This is an annual scholarship, so if you are unsuccessful on this occasion you may reapply next year.

Good luck!