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SMPTE Calls for Applications for 2019 Student Paper Award and Scholarship

Applications for Society's Annual Student Opportunities Are Due by May 13.

SMPTE® announced it is accepting applications for the 2019 Student Paper Award and the Louis F. Wolf Jr. Memorial Scholarship. These opportunities provide students with occasions to explore the motion-imaging field, connect with both peers and industry leaders, and showcase their creative and technical talents.

“The Student Paper Award and Lou Wolf Scholarship are among the growing number of initiatives designed to engage the next generation of SMPTE members and to help them succeed as new professionals working in the motion-imaging field,” said SMPTE Education Vice President Sara Kudrle, who is also the product marketing manager at Imagine Communications. “Today’s students will be responsible for developing innovative technologies and building the tools of the future, and we look forward to helping them bring their early work to the attention of the larger media and entertainment technology industry.”

2019 Student Paper Award

The Student Paper Award recognizes an outstanding paper, prepared and submitted by a SMPTE Student Member, that addresses a technical phase of motion pictures, television, photographic instrumentation, or their closely allied arts and sciences. The winning paper will be published in the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, and the winning student will receive a full conference registration to the SMPTE 2019 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in downtown Los Angeles, with recognition at the Society’s Awards Gala.

There is no required technical level for the papers. Possible topics include ultra-high-definition (UHD); color and dynamic range management; the future of media distribution; media infrastructure; workflow management; cloud and virtualized media processing; image acquisition and processing; content management, storage, restoration, and preservation; cinema processing and projection technology; human perception of images or sound; quality and monitoring of images and sound; compression; security; audio techniques; advances in display technologies; virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR) as well as 360° video; and machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) in content creation. Further details on possible topics and submission requirements are available at smpte.org/student-paper-award.

Louis F. Wolf Jr. Memorial Scholarship

The Louis F. Wolf Jr. Memorial Scholarship offers $5,000 toward the cost of tuition at the student’s educational institution. The scholarship is open to SMPTE Student Members who are full-time undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Applicants must be majoring in a program emphasizing the engineering, science, advanced technologies, or fundamental theories associated with motion imaging, sound, metadata, and workflows consistent with SMPTE’s field of interest. Each student must have completed a minimum of four courses toward said major in good academic standing. The application form and requirements are online at smpte.org/scholarships.

The deadline to apply for these opportunities is Monday, May 13.

Students may become SMPTE Student Members for free through the Student Membership Challenge, which fully funds the first year of membership for eligible students. The award winners will receive a full conference registration to the SMPTE 2019 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition in Los Angeles, where they will be recognized at the Annual Awards Gala.

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