The deadline for the Getty Images Editorial Grant is almost upon us but there are still three days left t o get your entries in before the deadline on May 15th.
Getty Images awards five grants totalling $100,000 each year to fund, inspire and support the best global talent in photojournalism. Two are awarded in February; three in September.
Each grant consists of $20,000 plus project execution support from Getty Images editors. While retaining copyright of their imagery, grant recipients also have the option to sign a one year exclusive rights deal with Getty Images, enabling their grants project imagery to be marketed and available for license to editorial customers at the Getty Images website.
Grant application and submission guidelines, plus additional information on previous winners, their projects and the judges can be found at www.gettyimages.com/editorial-grants.
The following judges will review all applications and select the three grant recipients.
- Ruth Eichhorn, Director of Photography, GEO Magazine, Germany
- Jean-Francois Leroy, Director General, Visa Pour l’Image, France
- Tom Stoddart, Photojournalist, Getty Images, UK
- One additional judge will be announced prior to the judging.
Applications include a short written proposal to explain the scope, significance and journalistic merit of the photographer’s chosen project, along with a supporting portfolio from the applicant’s previous work.
Aidan Sullivan, Vice President Photo Assignments for Getty Images, comments: “The grant program is international in scope, most recently attracting entries from 29 countries. The next judging will be held in London, for three grants that will be announced at Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan this September. For the first time, the grants will be presented as an official part of the festival. Earlier this year, grants were awarded to the well known documentary photographer, Lorena Ros, and to Ian Martin, who was virtually unknown within the world of photojournalism. His entry greatly impressed the judges and his selection validates Getty Images’ practice of presenting anonymous grant applications to the judges, enabling them to focus entirely on the quality of the work and proposed project.”
For more information and to submit your entries, please click here and good luck!