“Teaching is the greatest act of optimism” – Colleen Wilcox
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. In honor of their exemplary teaching skills and techniques the Teaching Award recipient receives a $5,000 cash award and a FREE Supporting Level Membership. Each educator must be nominated by their student(s) in order to be considered.
Students are invited to nominate educators by submitting an email, limited to three paragraphs, describing why this educator deserves this award. Nominations are now closed. We will announce the Award Winner come September.
EDUCATORS MUST POSSESS:
// A genuine passion for teaching
// An ability to excite students to learn
// A respect for students as individuals
// An enduring artistic curiosity
Established in 1998, CENTER has been awarding unsung heroes to recognize great teaching and its exceptional contribution to photographers’ artistic and personal development with the Biennial Excellence in Teaching Award. The award recognizes teachers who demonstrate a genuine passion for teaching, an ability to excite students to learn, respect for students as individuals, and an enduring artistic curiosity.
2019 AWARD WINNER
TEACHING AWARD DONORS
Thanks to a generous donor, the Excellence in Teaching Award has been renamed to the Callanan Excellence in Teaching Award, after our Founder Reid Callanan. Thank you for the future support of the Teaching Award.