Friday, August 21, 2009

Student PJ contest honors Jim Cox

Jim Cox was a TVPJ in Phoenix. He died in a mid-air collision of two news helicopters on July 27th, 2007. Since then, his family has established the James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photographers.

The foundation provides five scholarships aspiring PJ students including $2,000 tuition assistance for college students and five high-end cameras for high-school students.

The foundation is accepting applications from now until the Oct. 15, 2009 deadline. There are still and video categories with strict limits. You can view the application and enter the competition at

Please only submit legitimate PJ work. Please prepare your submissions early because several criteria must be met to qualify.

Images of minors require model releases. Otherwise, the competition is open and reasonable. It's a legitimate PJ contest (not a rights grab) to honor a dedicated TVPJ.

Enough for now,

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