2019 Beckman Award

Applications are being reviewed for the 2019 Beckman Award. The award is named in honor of Rich Beckman,  the Director of Visual Communication in the UNC MJ-school from 1978 to 2008. He focuses his work on documentary multimedia for social change and has worked with a number of organizations as a documentary producer and educator.

The award honors his tradition of strong documentary work by funding a student or students t each year to pursue a long form storytelling project. Previous grantees have worked in such places as the Philippines, Ecuador, the Grand Canyon and Louisiana.

Please see the About page for more information and a video of the award donor and Beckman discussing their goals for the recipient award.