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The 2021 Lenscratch Student Prize

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We are thrilled to announce the 2021 Student Prize Winners:

First Place: Allie Tsubota
Rhode Island School of Design
Second Place: Dylan Hausthor 
Yale School of Art
Third Place: Andre Ramos-Woodard   
Honorable Mention: Alayna N. Pernell
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago   
Honorable Mention: Vanessa Leroy 
Massachusetts College of Art and Design 
Honorable Mention: Lois Bielefeld                  

California Institute of the Arts

Honorable Mention: Chantal Lesley 

Texas State University

The Lenscratch Student Prize has opened up a whole new line of connections, opportunities and exposure. The mentorship with Aline Smithson helped me learn to navigate an art world that was foreign to me. Our conversations filled in a gap that was missing in my art school education and will be invaluable as I move forward in my career. I believe the seeds that I planted in this award year are going to bear fruit well into the future.” –Raymond Thompson Jr, 2020 Lenscratch Student Prize Winner

Previous Winners
2020 Raymond Thompson Jr.
2019 Guanyu Xu
2018 Zora J. Murff
2017 Shawn Bush
2016 Drew Nikonowicz
2015 Lauren Kelly
2014 Frances F. Denny
2013 Elizabeth Moran

Awards

FIRST PRIZE receives:
a $1500 Cash Award and a feature on Lenscratch
a FUJIFILM X-E4 Body with XF27mmF2.8 R WR Lens Kit, Silver (MSRP $1,049.95 each)
a $250 cash prize from The Griffin Museum of Photography
a $500 Gift Certificate from Freestyle Photo Supplies
a $500 Gift Certificate towards a Los Angeles Center of Photography Workshop
a $1000 Gift Certificate towards a Santa Fe Photo Workshop
a mini exhibition on the Curated Fridge
a collection of books from Yoffy Press
a collection of books from Kris Graves Projects
a year long mentorship with Aline Smithson
a Lenscratch T-Shirt and tote

SECOND PRIZE receives:
a $750 Cash Award
a feature on Lenscratch
a FUJIFILM X-E4 Body with XF27mmF2.8 R WR Lens Kit, Silver (MSRP $1,049.95 each)
a mini exhibition on the Curated Fridge
a Lenscratch T-shirt and Tote

THIRD PRIZE receives:
a $500 Cash Award
a feature on Lenscratch
a FUJIFILM X-E4 Body with XF27mmF2.8 R WR Lens Kit, Silver (MSRP $1,049.95 each)
a mini exhibition on the Curated Fridge
a Lenscratch T-shirt and Tote

4 HONORABLE MENTIONS receive:
$250 Cash Award
a feature on Lenscratch
a FUJIFILM X-E4 Body with XF27mmF2.8 R WR Lens Kit, Silver (MSRP $1,049.95 each)
a Lenscratch tote

JURORS

Aline Smithson, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Lenscratch, Educator and Artist
Daniel George, Submissions Editor of Lenscratch, Educator and Artist
Kellye Eisworth, Managing Editor of Lenscratch, Educator and Artist
Alexa Dilworth, publishing director, senior editor, and awards director at the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University
Kris Graves, Director of Kris Graves Projects, photographer and publisher based in New York and London
Paula Tognarelli, Director of the Griffin Museum of Photography
Hamidah Glasgow, Director of the Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
Raymond Thompson, Jr., Artist and Educator, winner of the 2020 Lenscratch Student Prize
Guanyu Xu, Artist and Educator, winner of the 2019 Lenscratch Student Prize
Shawn Bush, Artist and Educator, winner of the 2017 Lenscratch Student Prize

The Student Prize will open for submissions in Spring of 2022.

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©Allie Tsubota, 2021 Lenscratch Student Prize Winner for her project, This Brilliant Flash of Light

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©Allie Tsubota, 2021 Lenscratch Student Prize Winner for her project, This Brilliant Flash of Light

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©Allie Tsubota, 2021 Lenscratch Student Prize Winner for her project, This Brilliant Flash of Light

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©Allie Tsubota, 2021 Lenscratch Student Prize Winner for her project, This Brilliant Flash of Light

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