James Lee Foundation Scholarship

The James Lee Foundation
Provider
Value
$5000
Deadline
September 15, 2022
Difficulty
Easy

James Lee was a well-respected writer in the advertising industry who won countless national and international awards throughout his career. He passed away suddenly due to an undetected heart defect at the age of 37.

Shortly after his passing The James Lee Foundation was formed by a partnership of advertising agencies, the AAABC, and a collection of James’ friends and family. Knowing James inspired many people to push the boundaries in creativity, developing a creative scholarship in his name felt like a fitting way to honour him.

We keep James’ legacy alive each year by awarding a scholarship to an emerging creative talent who shows the same passion and tenacity that James did.

How to Apply

  • Non-professional Canadian residents 16+.
  • All fields of creativity related to the advertising community will be considered (e.g. writers, art directors, film makers, recording artists, illustrators, digital artists, etc.).
  • Winners from previous years are not eligible to reapply. No applicant will be permitted to submit the same portfolio from a previous year’s submission.
  • Upload a link to a portfolio that you host with a maximum of 10 pieces to the JLF website.
  • In addition to your portfolio, please provide your contact information and a paragraph ( max. 1000 characters ) explaining how the funds would help you to pursue your creative path.
  • The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the portfolio that demonstrates the most original thinking and craftsmanship according to the judging panel.
  • A judging panel made up of a representative from each of the active founding member agencies and James Lee’s family will select the winner from the pool of submitted portfolios online.
  • Periodically, guest judges will be invited to participate.
  • Each member of the judging panel will score the portfolios online on a scale from 1–10.
  • Each Judge will award a score of 10 to their favourite, a score of 1 to their least favourite, and score the others accordingly. A meeting or conference call with the judging panel will confirm the winner for the year.
  • Judging will be completed by October 15, 2022.
  • If no submission is deemed appropriate by the judging panel, the award shall be credited back to The James Lee Foundation and no award will be made that year.
  • In the event any winner does not accept the scholarship awarded, the judging panel will select another candidate from the submissions of that year. If no alternate submission is deemed appropriate by the judging panel, the award shall be relinquished and credited back to The James Lee Foundation.
  • Winners from previous years are not eligible to reapply. No applicant will be permitted to submit the same portfolio from a previous year’s submission.
  • Winner will be notified and announced publicly soon after the judging is completed.
  • The Vancouver Foundation will manage the disbursement of the funds for the scholarship and all tax receipts for donations.
  • By submitting work, you acknowledge the foundation’s right to use it for exhibition and publication purposes in full or in part. Each entrant warrants to The James Lee Foundation that all materials in his/her entry wholly are original and do not contain clips, images or audio samples from any other person’s copyrighted material and that such entry materials are the property of the entrant. Each entrant grants The James Lee Foundation, and the Lotus Awards, rights to use, print and reproduce their name and likeness, together with any and all elements of their entry to publicize The James Lee Foundation and this award in all media and by all means.