Are you looking for something to do with your best photos besides hang them on the wall? If so, you might be interested in the following competitions. Scholastic/Kodak Photo Awards. Cash awards of up to $7,500 await students from junior and senior high schools who enter the 1980 contest conducted by Scholastic Magazines,, Inc., and sponsored by Eastman Kodak Company. Scholarship prizes of $2,000, $1,000 and $500 for the best portfolios of 12 photographs will go to high school seniors. All winners will receive a Kodak Centennial Medallion for excellence in amateur photography as part of that company's celebration of its 100th birthday, which happens in 1980.
The annual competition is divided into two groups: grades 7 through 9 and 10 through 12. The junior classification is divided into black-and-white and color categories. In the senior group, there are in addition experimental and design sections in each category.
Further recognition of student talent comes in an exhibit of the winning pictures at the American Standard Exhibition Center in New York City. The exhibit opens in August for two months and then travels around the country. Entry blanks may be obtained by writing Scholastic/Kodak Photo Awards, 50 W. 44th Street, New York 10036. Ilfospeed 1,000 Print Competition. For users of Ilfospeed graded RC paper or Ilfospeed Multigrade variable contrast RC paper, this contest could get you up to 1,000 pounds British Sterling (about $2,250 at current exchange rates). The categories include one for all amateur photographers (earning less than half their total income from photography) and one for students (both high school and college), as well as one for professionals.
A hundred prizes will be awarded to celebrate Ilford's 100th anniversary (in 1979). They seem to be something of an epidemic. Awards include Best of Competition; three Best of Category; nine Awards of Distinction; and 87 Awards of Merit. In addition, the work of the top winners will appear in a special exhibition and will be publicized.
The contest is open to everyone except employes of Ilford, their advertising agency, agents and representatives and their families. All entries must be postmarked by December 31, 1979. Entry blanks are available at Ilford dealers or by writing Ilford Inc., West 70 Century Road, Paramus, N.J. 07652. For amateur filmmakers, several contests and festivals are coming up. Here are some of the more interesting ones. Institute of Amateur Cinematographers International Film Competition. Open to 8mm, Super-8, 9.5mm, and 16mm films. The entry deadline is December 31, 1979. For official entry forms, write the Competition Officer, Institute of Amateur Cinematographers, 63 Woodfield Lane, Ashtead, Surrey KT21 2TB, England. Ann Arbor 8mm Film Festival. This Festival runs from February 15 to 17 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and features a competition open to all non-professional regular and Super-8 filmmakers. Entry fee is $5 per film. Entry form is available from Ann Arbor 8mm Film Festival, PO Box 7592, Ann Arbor, Mich. 48107. National Student and Amateur Filmmakers' Festival of Comedy. Here's your chance to show the world your good sense of humor. The Festival runs from March 10 to 27. Entry deadline is February 1, and there's a fee of $10 per film. Super-8, 16mm and videotape are eligible to enter. There are cash prizes.
For entry form or additional information, contact Film at Diablo Valley College c/o G. T. Hurley, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill, Calif. 94523.