Monday, December 10, 2018

Call for Work: Deadline 15 January 2019

Tamron EDU Fall Contest
Winter Wonderland: Tamron's seasonal theme is open to your interpretation. Winter is a time for snow covered landscapes, white high-key portraits or night-time long exposures.

Bundle up and share your top (2) images for consideration

Submit Photos
10 entries from each seasonal contest will win a Tamron Nike Polo Shirt
and will be eligible to win the Grand Prize of a Tamron Lens of your choice!

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Call for Work: Deadline 6 January 2019

Alessandra Tecla Gerevini 

Life of Water
Juror Jennifer Shaw
Jennifer Shaw is the founder and creative director of PhotoNOLA, New Orleans’ annual photography festival. The festival showcases works from local and international artists, and is coordinated by the New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA) in partnership with museums and galleries citywide. Shaw was a founding officer of NOPA, non-profit arts organization whose mission is to encourage the understanding and appreciation of photography.

by Midnight Mountain Time USA

Selected artists’ work is included in a gallery exhibition and an online exhibition with links to the artists' website. The Center promotes the exhibit to an international audience of 180,000+ through social media and media releases.
Juror's award $400
Director's award $200
Hahnemühle Paper Award

Submission | Entry Fee
Members | $28 for 3 images
Non-Members | $36 for 3 images. 
There is no limit to the number of images that may be submitted

Important Dates
Entries Due: January 6th, 2019 
Notice Of Acceptance: January 22 , 2019 
Exhibition Dates: May 2019 

Questions? 970-224-1010 or

The Center for Fine Art Photography
P.O. Box 1010
321 Maple Street
Fort Collins, CO 80522 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

VLAA Every Artist Insured: Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Every Artist Insured Get covered. Stay covered.

FREE One-on-One Enrollment Assistance for Artists
Co-presented with Community Action Agency of St. Louis County (CAASTLC)
at the St. Louis Artists' Guild, 12 N. Jackson in Clayton
Tuesday, December 4, 3:00 PM-7:00 PM

Get unbiased in-person guidance from trained certified application counselors. The one-on-one sessions for Missouri residents demystify the process. See if you qualify for subsidies. Compare plan prices and coverage details. Renewing coverage? If your income has changed or you’d like to shop for a better deal, we encourage you to make an appointment. Appointments will be made on a first come, first served basis, and reservations are required. Please contact us (include your phone number) to make an appointment. 

Open enrollment ends on Dec. 15. Visit to explore your insurance options.

St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (VLAA) works with partners around the region to make sure you are aware of the insurance options that are available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how the law affects you. Here’s what you need to know for 2019:

Short Enrollment Period
Open enrollment on ends on Dec. 15. To build awareness about the short enrollment window, we’ll be running a Twitter campaign. Remember, if you don’t act by Dec.15, you can’t get 2019 coverage unless you qualify for special enrollment due to a “life event,” such as losing other coverage, getting married or having a baby.

Pre-existing Conditions
Health insurers that provide plans can't deny coverage or charge more because of a pre-existing condition, such as asthma, diabetes or cancer.

Shop and Save
Plans may cost less than you think — nearly 90 percent of Missourians who enroll on qualify for financial help to lower the cost of their monthly premiums. For example, a 40-year-old non-smoker who lives in St. Louis and earns $30,000 a year can pay $201 per month for a Silver plan. But enrolling in an affordable plan or staying covered may require some shopping around. Two companies, Cigna and St. Louis-based Centene, will be offering plans for St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County residents, so there will be options to explore.

Short Term Plans: Be Cautious
Under new rules, insurers have been given more latitude to sell short-term plans that will be far cheaper than more comprehensive plans. Read the fine print. Limitations on specific treatments may be included, limits on the amount of care covered are typical, and be aware that a pre-existing condition may disqualify you entirely. More: Understanding Short-Term Limited Duration Insurance.

Individual Mandate Penalty Eliminated
The ACA included a mandate for most individuals to have health insurance (or obtain an exemption) or pay a penalty. The repeal of the penalty was included in the 2017 tax law. It goes into effect after Dec. 31, 2018. Technically, elimination of the penalty does not remove the requirement to obtain healthcare coverage. But without penalties there will be no enforcement and, in effect, no practical mandate to obtain coverage for 2019 and beyond.

Free Enrollment Assistance
Although the administration reduced federal grants to enrollment assistance organizations by 40 percent, free in-person help is still available. Find Missouri assistance here, Illinois assistance here, or attend our next enrollment session on Dec. 4.

If You Income is Very Low
Missouri is one of 14 states that has not expanded Medicaid, so many Missouri residents face a frustrating coverage gap. That's because non-disabled adults without children aren’t eligible for Medicaid or for subsidies to offset the cost of private insurance. If you're in this low-income group, you may be able to obtain access to health care by contacting Gateway to Better Health, a program for uninsured adults in St. Louis City and County. Or you could move to Illinois, where Medicaid was expanded!
6128 Delmar
St. Louis, MO 63112

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Call for Work: Deadline 27 December 2018


One Grand-Prize Winner will receive $1,500  cash award

ENTER BY DEC. 27, 2018

Published since 2001, PDNedu has a long-standing reputation of supporting student photographers, bringing fresh perspectives into the world.

Now we want to put your work out there in a meaningful way!

Calling all students—enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, certificate programs and high school—enter the 2019 PDNedu Student Photo Contest by December 27 and win up to $1,500 cash, a Nikon DSLR camera, a $150 B&H gift card, a portfolio review, a one-year Photo+ membership and publication in the Spring 2019 issue of PDNedu.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Missouri Nature & Environmental Photographers

Next Meeting:
Tuesday, November 20th, 2018;  6:30 - 8:30 pm
Steve Sands
Night Skies and Light Pollution
Powder Valley Nature Center
Show and Share Topic:
Member's Choice

Thursday, November 15, 2018

About the Press Club and Journalism Foundation Scholarships

The St. Louis Press Club awards and funds a variety of scholarships for communications students from the St. Louis metropolitan region. Some are in conjunction with the Journalism Foundation. 

These scholarships include a wide range of awards, including

Karlheinz and Doris Finzel Photojournalism Scholarship 
$1500 award
Presented to students pursuing a career in photojournalism

More information at

2019 Press Club scholarship applications deadline is April 1. Click Here for the application.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Photoshop Certification class

Introductory Topics in Media: Photoshop Certification Test Prep
Griffey, Julia
Fall 2   
1.0 credit
10/29/18 - 12/21/18 
Thursdays, 02:00 - 03:30 pm

EPMD 2000 07
In this class we will take practice tests and focus on skills to sit for the Adobe (Associate) Certification Exam. The final exam will be the Adobe certification Exam. Students who enroll should have some Photoshop experience and be interested in getting certified. No lab fee and no fee to take the certification exam!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Sverdrup Grand Opening Exhibition

Hey Photo Students!

The public grand opening of our renovated space is this Tuesday, the 16th, from 4-6 pm.

Any Webster student who spends at least 30 minutes photographing the events can enter that work into a special Small Wall Juried Exhibition.

The exhibition should get a line on your resume, and the selected photos will also play in a slideshow on our cool big screens in the new lobbies (a publication line on your resume)!

In addition, all selected photos will receive a prize, 50 sheets of 8½x11 Canon luster paper.

To enter:
  • Be there photographing the crowd and the events for at least 30 minutes on Tuesday. (Remember, the longer you are photographing, the more likely you'll see that prize winning image.)
  • Email your submissions to by Friday, 19 October. Please send JPEGs, longest side 1000 pixels.
  • Entry is free, and you retain copyright.
  • No need to print. If you are selected, we will supply 13x19" paper with which to make a print. (So be sure you are capturing at high resolution, raw files highly recommended.)
  • Have fun! It's a party!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Webster student meetups

First Generation Student Meetup
October 16 3:00- 3:50 Alumni House 534 Garden Ave.
Tips and tricks to ace college

Adulting 101 Student Meetup
October 16 4:00- 4:50 Alumni House 534 Garden Ave.
Budgeting 101

Call for Work: Deadline 12 November 2018

Memories and experiences of childhood become imprinted on the consciousness in a permanent way. Seeing toys we played with, pictures we drew, and characters that were real or imaginary give us a sense of nostalgia. “Child’s Play” is an international, all-media exhibition celebrating the child within. The concept of this show is to revisit childlike ideas, behaviors, symbols, and imagery to bring some whimsy and childlike innocence into our adult lives.

Juror Tim Liddy

Foundry Art Centre

520 N Main Center
St Charles, MO 63301

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Call for Work: Deadline 30 November-2 December 2018

Examining our Heritage and History from individual and collective perspectives.

Our past shapes us. Builds our future and changes our perspective. An upcoming exhibit at Framations Art Gallery invites artists to look at their past and their surroundings to see its impact on their lives. Heritage and History asks artists to examine these concepts from individual and collective perspectives.

Open to all media, this exhibit is open to artists from the St. Louis region and will be displayed in a gallery setting in Historic St. Charles, MO. Artists who are interested in participating are invited to deliver up to four entries to Framations the weekend of November 30 - December 2. Framations is open 10-6 Friday and Saturday, and 12-5 on Sunday. There will be an Opening Reception for the exhibit on December 7 from 6-9pm. The full entry details can be found at and at the gallery, located at 218 North Main Street in St. Charles. Please read full entry details in advance. Heritage and History will be on display December 7, 2018 - January 17, 2019.

The Juror for this exhibit is Terry Suhre.

Artists can find the full entry details, including size restrictions, at

218 North Main Street
St. Charles, MO 63301

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

North American Nature Photography Association: Deadline 31 October 2018

Two opportunities from the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA):
The deadline to apply for both programs is October 31, 2018 at 11:00 pm EDT. 

Scholarship: The NANPA Foundation is offering the Janie Moore Greene Grant that awards $1,000 to a photography student to be applied to tuition costs. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply. Students have to be in a program that specializes in the study of photography.
Field-based Photography Program: The NANPA College Scholarship Program is an opportunity for 12 students to spend three days in Wetlands Park in Las Vegas, Nevada (Feb. 18-20, 2019) shooting still and video footage that they will use to create a promotional piece for the Clark County Parks and Recreation Department during the next three days (Feb. 21-23, 2019).
Following the field experience, participants have the opportunity to meet and learn from a number of leading nature photography professionals at the Nature Photography Summit & Trade Show. Portfolio reviews are also offered to the college program participants at no charge.

This is a great time of fellowship with some of the top nature photographers and includes outstanding opportunities to network with peers and professionals, attend workshops, and photograph in the field alongside professional photographers and mentors.
Participants are required to pay for their travel to/from Las Vegas, Nevada. All other expenses for the week are covered with the grant.
If you have any questions about the program, more information is available by clicking on the buttons below or by contacting them at

Professional Association Membership Program

Photo students should especially consider applying for memberships in the American Society of Media Photographers and the National Press Photographers Association.

Fall 2018 Professional Association Membership Program Application
The Professional Association Membership Program (ProAMP), encourages Webster University students to become contributing student members of a professional association related to their chosen industry.

The Career Planning & Development Center will sponsor membership fees for a limited number of current students.

School of Communications students have previously been interested in the following professional associations:

·        Audio Engineering Society
·        AdClub
·        American Marketing Association
·        International Digital Media and Arts Association
·        International Game Developers Association
·        Press Club
·        SIGGRAPH
·        Social Media Club
·        Society of Professional Journalists
·        St. Louis Game Developer Co-Op

There are dozens of professional associations that may be of interest to Communications Students. Advise students to explore an association that best fits their career interests.

Please communicate this great opportunity to students. Applications will be accepted through Friday, October 19, 2018.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

TODAY Thursday 20 September 2018

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Call for Work: Deadline 8 October 2018

Inspiration - A call for submisisons

EXHIBITION DATES: November 12 -December 21, 2018
Deadline: October 8, 2018

Apply through Call for Entries

Webster Arts invites art submissions for our all media exhibition, Inspiration. Artists are encouraged to think broadly about the theme. What inspires you? What inspires a culture? What does it mean to have inspiration? What does inspiration look like?

All 2D & 3D media is welcome within the parameters listed below. No floor or ceiling hung installations are possible at this time. No video.
Webster Arts
483 East Lockwood, Suite #108
Webster Groves, MO 63119
(314) 918-2671

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

CANON at Webster TODAY!

Today, Wednesday, 12 September.

A Canon representative is in the east Sverdrup lobby with a range of equipment.

He is here until 2:30 -- stop by!

Sunday, September 09, 2018

Student Journalist Boot Camp

Student Journalist Boot Camp!

Calling student journalists! Come learn from the pros at the St. Louis Society of Professional Journalists' Student Boot Camp!

Sessions include investigative reporting, the new world of online journalism, making it as a freelancer, research and the art of interviewing, real-world journalism ethics... and even a mock press conference, where you'll interview an actual spokesman, write a story and compete for prizes! The sessions are taught by actual working journalists with decades of experience doing the job you're training for - come learn from them!

The all-day session will take place Saturday, Sept. 15 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, co-hosted by the SIUE Mass Communications department and The Alestle
Who can attend the SPJ Boot Camp?
* High school students considering a career in journalism.
* College students studying journalism or mass media subjects.
* Newsroom interns.
* Recent graduate

Realistic newsroom experience

Boot camp participants will get a real life flavor of the stresses and demands of a newsroom. They will attend a press briefing, and, under a tight deadline, research, write and submit a completed story.
Entries will be judged by a panel of professional editors. Authors of the top three stories win an Amazon gift card.  

How much does it cost?

The Boot Camp is FREE. However, there is a $10 pre-registration fee. When you show up, you will have the option of having the $10 returned or donating it to the St. Louis SPJ Scholarship Fund. Register here, and pay your fee online here! (Yes, it can still be refunded to you if you pay online.)

Included: a continental breakfast and pizza lunch! 

For more information, contact Tammy Merrett at or Elizabeth Donald at

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Photojournalism Grants: Deadline 15 November 2018

Fund Your Work: Upcoming Photojournalism Grant and Fellowship Deadlines

The application deadlines for two great funding and educational opportunities are quickly approaching. Magnum Foundation’s Photography and Social Justice Program supports early-career photographers “who are passionate about challenging injustice, pursuing social equality, and advancing human rights through photography,” the Foundation says in its description of the program. “This program especially aims to support people of color, women, gender non-conforming individuals, LGBTQ individuals, individuals who are part of racial, ethnic, or religious minority groups, and others whose authorship is unevenly represented within the field of documentary photography.”
The fellows receive a small stipend to help them create a project in their home communities with guidance from Magnum Foundation mentors. They also travel to New York for classes organized in partnership with City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism, with expenses covered by Magnum Foundation. Applications for the fellowship are due by October 1, 2018, and are being reviewed on a rolling basis.
Former fellows include Sim Chi Yin, Boniface Mwangi and Taslima Akhter.
Earlier this week at at Visa pour l‘Image international festival of photojournalism, Reuters announced the second round of its $5,000 photojournalism grants, which seek to support “a diverse new generation of young photojournalists” in the production of “photo assignments and projects that will advance the recipients’ experience, skills and ability to tell new stories.”
Yannis Behrakis, Reuters photojournalist and senior editor, special projects will mentor grant recipients as they undertake their projects, then Reuters will distribute the work they produce.
Eight photographers—including Ekaterina Anchevskaya, Daro Sulakauri, Loren Elliot and Thomas Nicolon—received grants during the first round of funding.
Applications are due by November 15, 2018.

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Society of Professional Journalists boot camp

Boot Camp is here!

Come learn from the pros! St. Louis SPJ is proud to host its annual Student Boot Camp, a day of workshop sessions with working journalists teaching the real work they do every day. Learn about investigative reporting, research, photojournalism, freelancing, social media and copy editing, and so much more, all of it in a behind-the-scenes perspective. Then participate in a mock press conference with a real police officer, and write a story about the "incident" to compete for gift cards!

Speakers include: Carl GreenSt. Louis Labor-TribuneBeth Hundsdorfer, RFK award-winning investigative journalist; freelancers Lynn Venhaus, Elizabeth Donald and Robert LowesCatherine Klene of Sauce MagazineDerik Holtmann and Teri Maddox of the Belleville News-Democrat and more!

Best of all, it's FREE. There is a $10 deposit per person, which will be refunded upon arrival by request (or may be donated to the chapter scholarship fund if you wish). Breakfast and lunch are provided. Watch our Facebook page and website for further updates; space is limited, so be sure to register early!

The program takes place Saturday, Sept. 15 in Dunham Hall of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, co-hosted by the SIUE Mass Communications Department and the Alestle. Thanks to all our partners for helping to make this happen!

Registration is at EventBrite here; register first, then pay deposit here.

Professional Association Membership fees

Photo Students -- ask me about joining ASMP or NPPA!

Fall 2018 Professional Association Membership Program Application Now Open for Current Students

The Career Planning & Development Center is excited to open its Fall 2018 application for the Professional Association Membership Program (ProAMP), encouraging students to become contributing student members of a professional association related to their chosen industry.

The CPDC will sponsor membership fees for a limited number of current students.

Fall 2018 Applications will be accepted through October 19, 11:59 PM CST.

Questions about ProAMP can be directed through e-mail to Rebecca Nelson, Associate Director, Career Planning & Development Center.