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2022 Alexia Grants judging weekend

April 1, 2022April 2, 2022 EDT

Newhouse 1, 303

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Judging will take place on Friday, April 1, for the student grant, and Saturday, April 2, for the professional grant at The S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. This Sony-sponsored event will take place in Newhouse I Room 303.


Friday, April 1
Student submissions will be judged beginning at 9 a.m. A Q&A session with the judges will follow the student judging in the early afternoon. Keynote Speaker: Whitney C. Johnson, National Geographic vice president for visuals and immersive experience, will give a talk at 5 p.m. in the Halmi Room (141), near the Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse III, Syracuse University.


Saturday, April 2
The professional grant submissions will be judged beginning at 8:45 a.m.


This year’s grant submissions come from 50 nations and all corners of the world: Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Bangladesh, Benin, Brazil, Burundi, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cook Islands, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Gambia, Germany, Guatemala, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kashmir, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Macao, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Papua, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela.

Professional and student grant winners will be announced in mid-April, along with second- and third-place recognitions. Sony will award both first-place winners a Sony Alpha 7 III full-frame mirrorless camera and lens. (#sonyedu)

(The event will not be live-streamed.)


Through grants, scholarships, special projects and while encouraging a diversity of creators, issues and approaches, The Alexia helps professional, and student visual storytellers produce projects that inspire change and world understanding by addressing significant topics.


The Alexia was created to celebrate and remember Alexia Tsairis, a student at Syracuse University who was killed in the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988 as she returned home from her study abroad program. She was one of 35 Syracuse students on that flight. In her honor, The Alexia has awarded close to $2 million to over 160 photographers. Over the past year, The Alexia transitioned its operations from The Alexia Foundation to the Newhouse School, where the competition has been administered and judged since it began

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This event was published on March 31, 2022.

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