Scholarship Opportunity

Lights, Camera, Action!

The annual National Rice Month (NRM) Scholarship contest has received a major update this year, and while the focus is the same – creating awareness for U.S.-grown rice – the methods are moving into the 21st Century.  Image-centric social media platforms are driving communication today, and we thought it was high time we brought a little of that to the scholarship contest.

Contest entrants are encouraged to use video and photography to tell the story of U.S. grown rice.  Creative students can also use PowerPoint, Prezi, or any visual presentation tool, so long as the total run time of the piece does not exceed three minutes.

Three scholarship prizes, sponsored by Dow AgroSciences, totaling $8,500 will be awarded.  The grand-prize winner will receive a $4,000 scholarship and a trip with a chaperone this December to the awards ceremony at the 2016 USA Rice Outlook Conference in Memphis, Tennessee.  The second-place winner will receive a $3,000 scholarship, and third-place $1,500.

Entries are due October 31, 2016, and winners will be notified by November 21.

For more information and to submit an entry, visit the NRM scholarship webpage.