Photo Essay Competition/What Do You Call Home?

We invite you to create a photo essay that explores the theme of "Home" through a series of five original photographs accompanied with a written statement.

"What Do You Call Home?"
"Home" can be defined in many ways including a physical space such as your state, your village, or the residence in which you live. "Home" can also mean the emotional attachment you feel towards a community, a neighborhood, or a family. How do you define "Home?" What does the idea of "Home" mean to you? How does the idea of "Home" define your identity?

We are looking for you to explore your ideas and feelings about "Home" in a series of five photographs. Your photo essay could be documentary or portrait of something completely original and unique. Your artist statement should discuss your ideas about "Home" through your photographs and must be included with your submission.


Please submit your finished work by clicking the link below no later than January 24, 2020.

The Academy will not accept any late entries.


Rules and Important Criteria

*The rules and criteria were adapted from Photographers Forum Annual College and High School Photography Competition.


General Contest Rules

  • Scholarship competition is open to current High School Seniors only.
  • Deadline for registration January 10, 2020.
  • All artwork must be received by January 24, 2020.
  • Scholarship winners must enroll no later than April 30, 2020 and must begin their studies during the fall 2020 academic term.
  • Scholarship valid for Full-Time study only.
  • All admissions procedures and requirements apply to scholarship recipients.
  • No cash awards will be granted.



Award announcements will be made in February 2020

  • One 2-Semester Scholarship for Full-Time study
  • Two 1-Semester Scholarships for Full-Time study
  • Five 1/2-Semester Scholarships for Full-Time study


You can participate in any of the Academy's scholarship competitions but you can only qualify for one award. If you are a recipient of multiple scholarships you will be awarded the highest valued award. For example, if you are awarded a one semester and a two semester scholarship then you will be awarded the two semester scholarship.


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