2018 Beckman Award deadline is February 1, 2018

Applications are  being accepted for the 2018 Beckman Documentary 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.