Election 2021

ASMP Baltimore is looking for candidates to join the Board! We are seeking candidates who want to help all the photographers in our community — to build relationships with one another and to grow our businesses together. ASMP Baltimore strives to uplift all members of our dynamic and ever-evolving industry!

Any Professional or Associate level member can run for a position on ASMP Baltimore’s Board.

Once you’re elected, there are lots of ways to help: planning and hosting events, running our chapter’s social media channels and platforms, finding sponsors, working with other community organizations and industry professionals, and way more!.

We want all candidates to bring their ideas, enthusiasm, and vision for a better Baltimore photography community!

How to declare your candidacy

It’s super easy. Just send an email to National’s election staff at declaration@asmp.org by 11:59pm on July 3rd, 2021 with your name and the following text:

“I am a member of ASMP Baltimore and I declare my candidacy for a seat on Baltimore’s Board.”

Make sure Baltimore Board Candidate Declaration is the subject line of the email. National’s election staff should follow up via email after you’ve declared.

Your next step is to write a statement/bio of no more than 200 words and submit it to declaration@asmp.org by 11:59pm on July 24th, 2021. Each candidate’s statement will be available for all chapter members to read online.

Please note — If you don’t submit a statement/bio, you won’t be on the ballot — so set a reminder!

Voting starts on August 1st, 2021 and will end at 11:59pm on Saturday, August 14th, 2021.

Questions? Feel free to contact us at baltimore@asmp.org or any member of our Board directly with any questions you may have! You can also reach out to National’s election staff at declaration@asmp.org for any inquiries.

How to vote

Voting is a benefit available only to Professional and Life ASMP members. But don’t let that stop you!

Become a Professional ASMP member today — it is a great way to take your business to the next level! Not only will you get voting rights for the upcoming election, you will get a dedicated Find-A-Photographer page on ASMP.org.

Check out this article on all the perks of Find-A-Photographer! Get on the Pro-level so you can help pick the new ASMP Baltimore Board!

Sean’s Statement

Over the past few years, I have had the distinct pleasure of serving on the board of ASMP Baltimore. First as Vice President and then as President. During that time, I have seen our community grow in numbers, witnessed friendships develop, and am thankful that all of us came together to make it through a pandemic.

Baltimore is stronger for this community! I am grateful to be associated with so many talented photographers who are passionate about what they do. 

In August, I will be stepping down and we will be hosting elections for all board positions. I am honored to have had the chance to serve and advocate for one of the most creative and inspiring photography communities I know.

If you are interested in running for election please reach out. I can’t wait to see what the new board has in store for us! Thank you!

All my best,

Sean Scheidt, President, Baltimore Chapter