The Fear & Fascination of the Avalanche Phenomenon – ISSW 2016 AAA Scholarships

Deadline: All submissions must be received by July 10th at 11:59PM (MDT) to be considered.
To Apply: All submissions must be emailed to americanavalancheassociation@gmail.com
 
 

Would financial assistance make it easier for you to attend ISSW 2016?

We’re excited to announce the AAA’s ISSW 2016 Scholarship Competition!  The AAA will award two scholarships to the International Snow Science Workshop this fall in Breckenridge, CO (October 3-7, www.issw.org). Each scholarship will cover the cost of registration for the event – a $500+ value!  In addition to the scholarships, we have some other great prizes for our winners and runners up (more details below).
 

So, you want to know how to win…?

Enter one or both of our two concurrent competitions – one photo competition, one essay competition.  Winners will be selected in each competition by a panel comprised of AAA Board members and staff.  You’re limited to one photo and one essay submission per person, so make them count!
 

The Fear and Fascination of the Avalanche Phenomenon…

Essay Competition:
Tell us a story! Submit an essay describing a particular event, moment of learning, reflection, etc. on the fear and fascination of the avalanche phenomenon. Essays should be 1000 words or less.**

Photo Competition:
Inspire us with your image! Submit a photo that you have taken that depicts the fear and fascination of the avalanche phenomenon. Include a caption of 100 words or less.  Photo must be minimum 1MB/ 300 dpi at 100% resolution.**

**Note: By submitting an essay and/or photo the author/photographer consents to allowing the  AAA unlimited use of the photo or essay in AAA publications and marketing materials (author/photographer credited with any use).
 

Prizes – yay!!

Essay Competition:

Grand Prize (one)

  • AAA-sponsored registration to ISSW 2016.
  • Your essay featured in the September 2016 issue of TAR.
  • General promotion of you/your essay as the “winner” on AAA website and social media outlets.
  • Two AAA ‘shwag items of your choice (hat, pint glass, buff, etc).
  • One dozen homemade chocolate chip cookies (Jaime’s semi-famous recipe, delivered at ISSW).

Runners Up (three)

  • One AAA ‘shwag item of your choice.
  • Your essay featured in a TAR spread during winter 2016/17.
  • One dozen of Jaime’s homemade chocolate chip cookies (delivered at ISSW or mailed to you upon request).

Photo Competition:

Grand Prize (one)

  • AAA-sponsored registration to ISSW 2016.
  • Your photo and caption displayed at the AAA Booth at ISSW.
  • Your photo featured in TAR during the 2016/17 season.
  • General promotion of you/your photo as the “winner” on AAA website and social media outlets.
  • Two AAA ‘shwag items of your choice (hat, pint glass, buff, etc).
  • One dozen homemade chocolate chip cookies (Jaime’s semi-famous recipe, delivered at ISSW).

Runners Up (three)

  • One AAA ‘shwag item of your choice.
  • Your photo featured in a TAR spread during winter 2016/17.
  • One dozen of Jaime’s homemade chocolate chip cookies (delivered at ISSW or mailed to you upon request).

Weekly Photo Highlights (2-3 per week of contest)

  • You and your photo featured on AAA social media outlets during the competition.

So, let the competitions begin!  Send your submissions our way.  We look forward to seeing your creative powers in action.  Hope to see you at ISSW this fall too!