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Educate Today's Photographers

Past Student Winners 

2018 Student 
Photographer of the Year

Carmen Lopez Gordillo is the 2018 winner of the “Student Photographer of the Year Scholarship”. Carmen is a graduating senior from Eisenhower High School in Yakima, WA. She was selected from applications submitted by student photographers representing schools all over Washington State. Carmen received her $2000 scholarship at the Spring Conference in Lynnwood, WA. Her scholarship will be used to further her photographic education at University of Washington. She plans to get a degree in Visual Arts majoring in Photography. She plans to become a Photo-Journalist.

Carmen Lopez Gordillo's Images

 

 

2017 Student 
Photographer of the Year

Joseph Blake from Cascade High School, Leavenworth, WA is the 2017 recipient of the Student Scholarship of theYear. Joseph is a senior graduated in 2017 and was selected from applications submitted by student photographers representing schools throughout Washington State.  Joseph Blake will receive a $2000 Scholarship grant, which will be used to further his study in the photographic arts.  Joseph plans on attending an University of Washington to major in Photo-Media. The scholarship will be presented to Joseph on April 3rd at the Professional Photographers of Washington annual conference held in Yakima, WA.

Joseph Blake's Images





2016 Student
Photographer of the Year

Jake Thompson is the 2016 winner of the “Student Photographer of the Year Scholarship.” Jake is a graduating senior from Union High School in Vancouver WA. He was selected from applications submitted by student photographers representing schools all over Washington State. Jake will receive his $2000 scholarship in April in a presentation in front of his peers. His scholarship will be used to further his photographic education at either Columbia College (Chicago) or The School of Visual Arts (New York).


Jake Thompson's Images


2015 Student 
Photographer of the Year

Alexis Sharpe

Alexis Sharpe of Burbaank, WA. graduated in 2015 and was selected and receive a $2000 Scholarship grant, which will be used to further her study in the photographic arts. Alexis plans on attending Seattle Central and wants to work in the field of Fashion Photography. The scholarship was presented to Alexis at The Professional Photographers of Washington Conference in Vancouver, WA March 30, 2015.

Alexis Sharpe's images 

 




2014 Student
Photographer of the Year
Claudia Gunhus

Claudia Gunhus of Lake Washington High School (Kirkland) as the recipient of the 2014 Student Photographer of the Year Scholarship Award. Claudia graduated in the year 2014. Claudia plans to continue her studies at Whitworth College. She aspires to own her own portrait studio.
Claudia Gunhus' Images

  
 
The 2013 Student

Photographer of the Year
Karissa Blunck

Karissa Blunck of Tumwater High School (Olympia, WA) was the recipient of the 2013 Student Photographer of the Year Scholarship Award. Karissa graduated in the year 2013. Karissa received a $2000 Scholarship grant, to continue her studies at Evergreen Community College. She aspires to be a high school art/photography instructor as well as a freelance photographer. We surprised Karissa by awarding her the scholarship at the PPW Conference Banquet. Karissa, a member of PPW also received her Associate Fellow of Photography degree also this year.  
Karissa Blunck's Images

  

The 2012 Student
Photographer of the Year

Kimmiree Bolla

Kimmiree Bolla of Kittitas High School (Kittitas, WA) was the recipient of the 2012. Kimmiree graduated in the year 2012. Kimmiree plans to continue her studies at Western Washington University.
Kimmiree Bolla's Images

 
The 2011 Student
Photographer of the Year 
Will Fisher

Will Fisher of Spring Street International School (Friday Harbor) is the $2000 scholarship winner. Will graduated in 2011 and received a $2000 Scholarship grant, which was used to further his study in the photographic arts.

Will Fisher's Images

  


The Professional Photographers of Washington

27088 Ohio Ave NE
Kingston, WA 98346

(360) 818-4348



President:  Dalisa Sherrard
dalisajophotography@gmail.com / (509) 683-2652

Vice President: Rachel Wooley
rachelhattaway@gmail.com / (360) 961-5443

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Executive Manager: Faye Johnson
   fayejohnson@comcast.net / (360) 509-6994 



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