Saturday, March 3, 2012


NHCC can send one high school student to NECCC

15 Addison Rd.
Wilbraham, MA. 01095
Phone: 413-596-2227

It is that time of year when the New England Camera Club Council invites high school students to be our guests at the annual NECCC Conference. The 67th Conference will be held at the University of Massachusetts Campus at Amherst on July 13, 14 & 15th 2012
The number of students accepted for free conference tuition, room and board will be limited to six qualified individuals. Accommodations in the conference center hotel provide the students with security and adult supervision. However, due to the shortage of rooms, the number of spots available will no doubt result in the exclusion of some deserving candidates.

We need your club's assistance in recommending a high school student (one applicant per club only) who has a sincere interest in photography. It would be beneficial if each club would assign one member interested in helping a youth pursue their photography interests. They can contact local schools, churches, youth organizations, camera stores or any other location where they may find an interested candidate. I would love to see an increase in applicants to help out a deserving talented youth this year. This can only be done through a greater commitment towards our youth. We urge you to sponsor this person for the highly rewarding experience

The Council pays the student's registration fee, lodging in the hotel and meals. Meals are served with the speakers and officers on the 10th floor of the Campus Center building. The students are responsible for their transportation to and from the Amherst campus and optional fees which include garage parking (lot parking is free) and a $10.00 deposit to have outside-line phone service turned on in the room.

Please use the enclosed application form to propose a student for consideration. Be certain to fully describe the individual’s relevant credentials and photographic interests. The more complete the information provided the better. This will strongly determine who is chosen to attend. Feel free to attach pages or use the back of the form for additional comments and references. Students will also be responsible for submitting an essay of their experience at the conference due by August 1st

The application form must be returned to me postmarked by April 14, 2012. Club representatives submitting a candidate for consideration will be notified of the results in writing on or before May 14, 2012. If you have any questions please call.

Hope to hear from you soon!

Karen Geaghan
NECCC Youth Activities Director

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