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CENTER's 2022 Excellence in Teaching Award - Call for Nominations

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CENTER enters its 28th year supporting dedicated photographers and lens-based artists with project funding, awards, career advancement, exhibitions, and more.

What Makes this event different?

CENTER alumni are time and again provided with direct outcomes from attending our review events, and receiving our grants or awards.

Image Usage Rights

USAGE: The photographer always retains the rights to their submitted images. By completing the application, the photographer grants CENTER permission, upon receiving an Award, Grant, or invitation to Review Santa Fe, to reproduce works from their submitted materials in connection with the administration, judging, and promotion of CENTER, the Awards, Grants, and portfolio review events. Permissible uses of the images submitted shall include their reproduction, distribution, and display in CENTER exhibitions, multimedia presentations, and printed materials related to the promotion of CENTER and the Awards, Grants, and events. CENTER shall have the right to grant permissions to the press and publicity agents in connection with the promotion of the CENTER Awards, exhibitions, and related events. Each year, all of the Award and Grant recipients, including the Honorable Mentions, are asked to donate a print to CENTER.


•  $5K CALLANAN EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD: The Callanan Excellence in Teaching Award honors a high school, college, or postgraduate teacher’s dedication and commitment to their students and field. Educators in all areas of photographic teaching are eligible, including fine art, documentary, history, and criticism.

EDUCATORS MUST POSSES: A genuine passion for teaching, ability to excite students to learn, respect students as individuals, and an enduring artistic curiosity.
PACKAGE: $5,000, Review Santa Fe Admission, Public Project Presentation during Review Santa Fe, and a CENTER Supporting Level Membership.

Nominations are free to submit before the final deadline: 02.27.2022

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