2015 Bixby Residential Media Scholarship @ NHHS — OPEN!


“Prior to my real estate career I spent several years as a freelance writer and photographer.  It all started with a blank journal I took with me to a semester of study in Florence, Italy.  That experience stoked a fire.  I loved telling stories and capturing them on film.  Travel became a vehicle from which I could share my creativity with others.  As the Bixby Residential Media Scholarship at NHHS enters it’s 5th year, I hope that you’ll consider submitting an entry (or multiple entries) and share your opinions, experiences, and creativity with your Newport Harbor community.  Have fun with it, and good luck!” — Grant Bixby


IMG_1813-225x300The Bixby Residential Media Scholarship @ NHHS is open to ALL senior students who wish to submit an entry.  Acceptable submissions may be posted at www.blog.bixbyresidential.com and in the NHHS Beacon at the discretion of the sponsor and NHHS staff.  Any student featured in an entry MUST complete the NHHS media release form and have it on file with the school.  Students will generate community interest entries in either print journalism, still photography, or video/film format.  Students may submit more than one entry in any category.  NHHS staff, guidance counselor Grace Nguyen, and Grant Bixby will vote on the winner for each category.  Those winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship award with no strings attached.  The goal is to promote creativity, individuality, and freedom of expression.


Submissions accepted beginning Nov. 1, 2014

Submission deadline is May 31, 2015

 Sample Topics include:

  • Not-for-profit Spotlight—Showcase a worthy cause
  • Special Event Coverage—Report on a newsworthy happening
  • Arts & Sciences—Feature a performance, art exhibit, science fair
  • Business & Community Issues—Report on a topic of local importance
  • The Op/Ed or commentary piece


Maximum word count of 1,000.  Content must be appropriate for all ages.  No personal essays or fiction.  This is a journalism, non-fiction reporting contest. Submit as a Word document.  Entries may include one photograph or illustration if it helps the story, but it is NOT required.  $1,000 prize.

Still Photography:

One image or a sequence is acceptable.  Must receive both print and digital copy of image(s) in an acceptable format (JPEG or other).  Protect images accordingly in envelope with cardboard or other.  Important:  Accompany image with 250 word (max) description of image, where taken, camera & film details.  Content must be appropriate for all ages.  $1,000 prize.


Maximum running time of 5 minutes.  Submit in suitable electronic file type or YouTube type link.  Content must be appropriate for all ages.  $1,000 prize.

***Include student name, telephone, address, and email with each submission.


Submit to:  grant@bixbyresidential.com (electronic) and mail or drop hard copies to Bixby Residential @ Villa Real Estate, 660 Newport Center Drive, Suite 200, Newport Beach, CA 92660