Current Photography Competitions and Grants – May 2015

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There are a huge number of photography competitions and grants currently vying for your images. We have listed the details and deadlines below, with links, to help make it easier for you to enter and find them all. Hope this helps! If you know of anymore competitions, please let me know and I will add them to this list.

 

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hEAdoN Photo Festival with Ben Lowy

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Head On turns the city of Sydney into a living cross-section of cutting edge photography and video media. Exhibiting across all genres and experiences, Head On is a platform for the passion of the photographers, the excitement of the audiences, the beauty of the medium and the issues photography addresses.

Head On is a bridge between Australian and International photographic markets. In 2014 alone, Head On exhibited 55 artists from 18 countries. Festival tours in America, China and New Zealand introduced the international photographic elite and audiences in excess of 500, 000 to the wealth of photographic talent Australia possess with great acclaim.

There’s a fabulous masterclass workshop entitled ‘creating and packaging your visual story’, led by Getty Images Photographer Benjamin Lowy, LA Times Chief Photographer Michael Robinson Chávez and Facebook Pages picture editor Marvi Lacar- this dynamic trio brings together over 40 years of knowledge garnered from the top of the industry.

From freelance to commercial to conceptual, conceptualising to marketing, these industry legends have been through every step of the process- and will help you to do the same.

This hands on workshop is suitable for photographers with a body of work at any stage of development; all experience levels welcome.

Participants will learn about the steps involved in planning and creating a major body of work:

  • Identifying what you want from your photography
  • Focussing your ideas into a workable project
  • Realising your vision
  • How to best use the work you have produced, whether it be for the purposes of an exhibition, editorial publication or a book

Participants need to bring a portfolio of 10-30 images (can be as prints or electronic form in jpegs only on a USB so they can be projected onto a screen and viewed). The work will projected and discussed by all of the tutors and the group. 

To find out more/book a place, go here.

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Getty Images Instagram Grant – Up To $30,000 To Be Awarded

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Getty Images have announced a collaboration with Instagram to offer a grant to support photographers using Instagram to document stories from underrepresented communities around the world.

A total of three grants of $10,000 each will be awarded. Winners will not only receive a cash grant, they will also have the opportunity for mentorship with award-winning Getty Images photographers.

Application deadline – June 4, 2015, 11.59 pm (GMT)

To find out more and to enter, go here.

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Getty Images – Grants for Editorial Photography

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We all believe that photojournalism is a powerful tool for telling compelling social, political and cultural stories. We also understand that creating and managing world-class photography assignments requires time, freedom, support and considerable resources.

That is why Getty continue to offer the Grants for Editorial Photography, which in 2015 will provide five total grants of $10,000 each to photojournalists pursuing projects of personal and journalistic significance.

Since its launch in 2004, the Grants for Editorial Photography celebrate and support independent photojournalism, evidenced by the many dynamic and compelling projects completed over the years. You can view the works of previous grant winners here.

The Grants for Editorial Photography will be awarded through their annual application proposal process, with applications being accepted beginning April 1, 2015 and will require a 500 word summary of the project proposal, a short bio, and 20-25 images. Specific uploading instructions will be made available when the application portal is opened on April 1.

To find out more about Grants for Editorial Photography and the application process write to  grants@gettyimages.com.

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Tickle Your Fancy – #30

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Welcome back to our thirtieth post in our new section ‘Tickle Your Fancy’. ‘Tickle Your Fancy’ includes a round-up of five links to articles from around the internet that have specifically interested us during the course of the week. Ones … Read more

Ten commission opportunities offered by FotoDocument with Photoworks

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Getty Images – Creative Grants Offered With Additional Award of $20k for Work that Focuses on Empowering Women and Girls

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iOS Photography Tool App – Top Model Release – Temporary Price Drop

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Model Releases are an essential element of professional photography and this app, Top Model Release allows you to organise your work without the headache. There are many similar style apps available in the Apple App Store but this one is … Read more

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