Now in its 31st year, The Alexia grant competition received hundreds of submissions from more than 50 nations. Submissions were judged based on the overall quality, feasibility and outcomes of the project proposal as well as the imagery provided during an open judging April 1–2 at the Newhouse School.
The Alexia 2022 student category was judged April 1 by Whitney C. Johnson, VP for visuals and immersive experiences at National Geographic; Sandra Stevenson, the associate director of photography at CNN; Todd Heisler, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer at The New York Times; and it was moderated by the founding Alexia Endowed Chair, David Sutherland.
The Alexia 2022 professional category was judged April 2 by Sandra Stevenson, the associate director of photography at CNN; Todd Heisler, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer at The New York Times; Jehan Jillani, a visuals editor at The Atlantic; and it was moderated by Whitney C. Johnson, VP for visuals and immersive experiences at National Geographic.
This year’s grant submissions come from 50+ nations and all corners of the world: Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Bangladesh, Benin, Brazil, Burundi, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cook Islands, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Gambia, Germany, Guatemala, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kashmir, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Macao, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Papua, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela.
Professional and student grant winners will be announced in mid-April, along with second and award of excellence recognitions. Sony will award both first-place winners a Sony Alpha 7 III full-frame mirrorless camera and lens. (#sonyedu)
The Alexia 2022 professional and student grant judging weekend is grateful to Sony and Visura.co for their sponsorship.