Calling All DFW‐Area High School Students! UCR Announces Call for Entries for the 6th Annual Retail as Art Photography Scholarship Competition
DALLAS, Texas, January 22, 2014 – UCR, Texas’ largest retail real estate services provider, will accept applications for their sixth annual Retail as Art photography scholarship contest February 4 – March 1. Those interested should attend the upcoming information session on February 4 at 6 p.m. Retail as Art is free to participate and open to all public and private high school students in the DFW Metroplex. Participants are encouraged to use their cameras to capture the true essence of Dallas/Fort Worth retail.
DFW‐area high school students are encouraged to submit their best photographic interpretations of “Retail as Art” to be judged by local photographers, tastemakers and industry professionals. The top five entrants will eceive UCR Retail as Art Scholarships. The annual competition’s mission is to showcase the best local photographic talent, celebrate and capture the true essence of Dallas/Fort Worth retail and reward students and their schools for their talent and efforts.
Mickey Ashmore, UCR’s president and CEO, is the heart and soul of Retail as Art. As a former high school teacher and current father of three and grandfather of five, Ashmore has always been passionate about education and the arts. In 2008, UCR hosted the first Retail as Art invitational. Since then, the event has grown from one school to include 12 DISD high schools and one private school. Says Ashmore, “It is a blessing to be able to reach out to students and support their talent, challenge their creativity, enrich their retail and art education, and reward the top talent. The entire UCR team believes in this charity, and we are thrilled with the growth this program has experienced. It’s such a pleasure to see the outstanding results, both in terms of the photographs produced and the benefits received by all involved.”