Trains Magazine and the Nevada Northern Railway Museum in Ely are offering scholarships to the railway’s annual Winter Steam Spectacular Photo Shoots. Anyone between the ages of 18 and 30 can apply.

Two photo shoots are scheduled: Feb. 3-5 and Feb. 10-12. A scholarship recipient will be selected for each event.

In addition to the scholarship, winners will receive a $500 stipend that can be used to travel to Ely and will work with professional photographer Steve Crise during the shoots.

To apply, submit an email proposal no more than 250 words long with three low-resolution images to Trains editor Jim Wrinn, editor@Trainmag.com. Entries must be received by Dec. 31.

For more on Trains magazine, see trn.trains.com. For more on the Nevada Northern Railway, see www.nnry.com. For more on Steve Crise, see www.scrise.com.

(Above left, Steve Crise's photo of the Nevada Northern Railway's steam locomotives 40 and 93 took first place at Winterrail, an annual photography event in Stockton, Calif., in March 2011. The photo was taken at the Nevada Northern photo shoot in February 2011.)