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The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists

Founded in memory of James Alan Cox, a television photojournalist, The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photographers aims to provide financial support to student photographers of high school and college age. Through a variety of funding, including equipment purchases and scholarships for college and technical school classes, the foundation’s mission is to expand educational and developmental opportunities for student photographers demonstrating interest, talent and financial need.


Type of Awards:
- Five (5) digital cameras will be awarded to five (5) high school students
- Five (5) $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to five (5) college or technical school students; four awards will be for video work while one will be for still photography

Focus of work and entries: Photojournalism. Scholarships will be awarded to those students whose work “tells a story.” This is a fairly broad topic and may include a variety of subject matter and approaches (breaking news, sporting events, etc.). Jim Cox, who was a television photojournalist in Phoenix, always “told a story” through his work, whether it was in video or still photography.


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