Fujifilm launches “Students of Storytelling” contest

FUJIFILM North America Corp. launched the Fujifilm “Students of Storytelling” contest, allowing full or part-time US college students who are interested in photography to enter to win up to $3,000 worth of FUJIFILM gear.

“Everyone has a story to tell and we want to help tell it,” said Victor Ha, director of marketing, FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Electronic Imaging Division. “We’re excited to launch this program to inspire students to create compelling image and video content and to provide a platform to those just starting their creative journey.”

Students will enter the contest by submitting a proposal for a story that can be effectively illustrated using photographs or videos. A total of 30  winners will be chosen from the entrants and permitted to select X Series or GFX System camera and/or lens products of their choice, valued up to $3,000 each, for use in documenting their proposed story idea.

“We are doing this is because we want to focus on a key group of people that are oftentimes not given enough opportunities to be heard,” said Ha, “and it’s become important for us to create opportunities for them to bring their stories out for the world to see.”

The “Students of Storytelling” contest is another component of Fujifilm’s CREATE FOREVER content series initiated in the fall of 2019. The initial CREATE FOREVER program was a story-focused content series of five selected Fujifilm photographer storytellers.

The submission period will be from April 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020, with the judging phase starting June 1, 2020 and ending two weeks later. Winners will be selected and provided with the FUJIFILM X Series and GFX System gear, along with a dedicated hashtag for posting their story images and video as they are created, from June 15 to Aug. 31.