Fine Art Photography Daily

The 2016 Lenscratch Student Prize


  • First Prize receives a $500 Award and a feature on Lenscratch, a consult with Aline Smithson, a Lenscratch T-Shirt and tote, Supporting Level membership with CENTER, plus a listing online and a consult with Director Laura Pressley.
  • Second, Third Place receive a feature on Lenscratch and a Lenscratch T-shirt and Tote
  • Honorable Mentions receive features on Lenscratch

Important Dates

  • Submissions are due May 31st
  • Winners announced June 17th

How to Submit

  • Please email a zipped file, labeled with your name to:
  • A scan of your student ID
  • 15 jpgs sized 72 dpi at 1000px on the long side, sRGB (all images must be from one body of work)
  • Your bio in the 3rd person
  • A statement for the work in 1st person

“Winning the Lenscratch Student Prize was an extremely encouraging and humbling experience for me. Having a respected source of photography like Lenscratch is hugely valuable and has allowed me to meet so many great people within the photography community. Aline and everyone at Lenscratch have created one of the best photography platforms for emerging artists. Their support has been invaluable to me in the past year. I cannot recommend enough that students apply for this award.” –Drew Nikowicz


©image by Drew Nikonowicz, the 2015 Lenscratch Student Prize Winner