The most direct benefit of this award is some grant money, which is very, very helpful as I acquire materials for the trip. Normally I'd cringe to drop a couple hundred dollars on paint--so it's sort of an exquisite luxury to not have to think about the cost so much, and just get some of the supplies I need.
The other honor / benefit of being the Crissey Award recipient is an exhibition at the Harwood. My plan is to use its small gallery space to showcase the field notes and studies that result from the Arctic trip. This exhibition will happen sometime early next year--January/February/March-ish.
[Edit: the exhibition will take place in April. -cw8/3/12]