Resource Magazine Announces Andy Adams and Alison Zavos as EDU2013 Contest judges.

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Resource Magazine, one of the fastest growing publications in the history of photography, is expanding their expertise into the EDU side of life with an exciting contest for photographic students. Even more exciting is the quality of their judges and over $25,000 in the prizes!

EDU 2013 - The possibility for a life-changing adventure for some talented students.

Resource Magazine is thrilled to announce Wisconsin based digital media producer and publisher, Andy Adams and artist and curator Alison Zavos as judges for their EDU2013 Contest.

True to their name, Resource aspires to not only serve recently emerging and current photographers, but also the next generation of image-makers looking to make a jump out of the classroom and into the professional photography world. The EDU2013 Contest is an unprecedented opportunity from Resource to give students the ability to kick-start their careers with the software, equipment and web media tools that most photographers only dream of having.

Sponsors are a stellar group and include Sigma, Broncolor, DF Studios, Skip Cohen’s Marketing Essentials International and Photo Resource Hub, Flak Photo Network, Featureshoot, Morpholio, Sunbounce, Lowel, APA, Avenger, Gitzo, PhaseOne, CRU Data Port, Manfrotto, Tiffen Dfx, Gura Gear, liveBooks, Sun Sniper, and Epson.

EDU2013 is an unprecedented photography contest open to students graduating high school in 2013 and entering a college or university photography program; students currently enrolled in a college or university photography program or students that graduated from a college or university photography program in 2012.

Both Andy and Alison embody a combination of creative passion, collaborative sharing, and community organizing that are in keeping with the spirit of this student-driven contest.

For the past five years, Andy has applied his creative passion for image-making and the arts to projects that explore the intersection between online publishing, social media, and community collaborations in contemporary photography. Adams’ projects include The Future of Photobooks, a cross-blog conversation that considered the impact of internet culture on photographic practice and 100 Portraits — 100 Photographers, a digital exhibition of current portraiture that has shown at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Australian Centre for Photography and numerous festivals in the U.S. and abroad. This year, he teamed up with the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design to produce Looking at the Land — 21st Century American Views, a web-based survey exploring the evolving landscape photo tradition.

In his spare time he maintains, an online art space, which has continued to celebrate the culture of image-making by promoting the discovery of artists from around the world since its founding in 2006. Andy’s enthusiasm and goodwill for all things photo-related not only involves curators, editors, publishers, and gallery dealers, but also a commitment to help emerging, or otherwise unseen artists get exposure, which is why Resource couldn’t imagine a more fitting guest judge for their student-based contest. Andy is a perfect model of media networking and creative collaboration, encouraging online audience communication, using social media to promote the artists he works with, and coordinating interactive photo events, real-time photographer interviews, and a series of comment conversations for Flak Photo’s Facebook friends and Twitter followers alike.

Alison Zavos is a curator and the Publisher/Managing Editor of the photography blog, Feature Shoot, which showcases work from up-and-coming photographers alongside established photographers who have completed a project or whose work has taken on a new direction.

Since launching in 2008, Feature Shoot has accumulated an archive of over 2,000+ international photographers and won’s 2011 Photo Blog Awards: ‘the Web’s 20 most compelling, most consistently insightful and surprising photography blogs.’ Zavos is also an active member of the photography community at-large, reviewing portfolios for organizations such as ASMP, APA and The Art Directors Club, while also speaking on various panels discussing topics such as the impact of new media, marketing, press and photography blogs.

In the summer of 2010, she curated Sea Change, a group show as part of the Wassaic Summer Festival, which featured work from 25 New York photographers. As part of Photoville NYC (2012), Zavos co-curated a group exhibition entitled Underage, which featured work by six young photographers who document the joys and travails of growing up. Her latest group show, “Come Together”: a Beatles-themed exhibition, recently wrapped at FotoWeekDC in November of 2012 and 'Anew: Seeing Beauty in Everyday Objects' opens on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at United Photo Industries in Brooklyn. Her track record of service and commitment to photography education makes Zavos a fitting addition to our panel of judges.

Resource is inviting photography students from across the USA to submit their best photos to a jury of world-renowned photographers, curators and educators who will choose one grand prize winner for nearly everything a student would need to kick-start and maintain a professional photography career: a prize package valued at over $25,000.00.

Submit as often as you like and be sure to follow Resource on Twitter @PhotoEDU2013 for weekly giveaways and info about new sponsors. For more information visit

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