NPPF Reid Blackburn Scholarship

This scholarship was established by The Colombian newspaper of Vancouver, Wash., where Reid Blackburn was a staff photographer until his death on May 18, 1980. He was on assignment at Mount St. Helens when it erupted and took his life. Reid was 27 years old at his death and had been with The Columbian for five years. Reid graduated from Linfield College in Oregon with a degree in communications. He was known as a meticulous photographer. Steve Small, former photo editor for The Columbian, described Reid as "an old world craftsman—one of those rare people who could combine superior technical skills with a deep sensitivity."

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Eligibility: Student must have completed one year at a recognized four-year college or university having courses in photojournalism and must be continuing in a program leading to a bachelor's degree, and must have at least one half year of undergraduate schooling remaining at time of award. The philosophy and goals statement is particularly important in this selection. Electronic submission of portfolios should be on CD-ROM in JPEG format, presented through the shareware program Quickshow LT. Picture information should be submitted as a separate printed page, as well as contained in the electronic version.

Contact Information:
Jeremiah Coughlan The Columbian 701 W. 8th St.Vancouver, WA 98660

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