Excellence in Teaching Award

Excellence in Teaching Award

© Cig Harvey

Nominations are now open. Deadline to submit is July 11, 2019

“Teaching is the greatest act of optimism” – Colleen Wilcox

The 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 $4,000 cash award, complementary participation in the Review Santa Fe Photo Festival, & a FREE Supporting Level Membership. Each educator must be nominated by their student(s) in order to be considered.

We established the Excellence in Teaching Award in 1998 to recognize great teaching and its exceptional contribution to photographers’ artistic and personal development. The award recognizes teachers who demonstrate a genuine passion for teaching, an ability to excite students to learn, a respect for students as individuals, and an enduring artistic curiosity.

// A genuine passion for teaching
// An ability to excite students to learn
// A respect for students as individuals
// An enduring artistic curiosity

How to Nominate

Students are invited to nominate educators by submitting an email to whitney@visitcenter.org, limited to three paragraphs, describing why this educator deserves this award.


Cig Harvey
Maine Media College, Anderson Ranch, Santa Fe Workshops


Heather Protz
Professor, College of Southern Nevada
Kathleen Sanker
St. Charles Community College

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