Deadline February 29th: The 2016 FotoVisura Grant

Visura
Call for Entries: The 2016 FotoVisura Grant

Deadline: Monday, February 29, 2016 at 11:59 PM EDT
Fee: Free for active Visura members.

“The Grant empowers photographers by supporting the production and development of a long-term personal photography project. Visura awards one winner with a $5000.00 cash prize. Other photographers are recognized with various levels of recognition from finalist to honorable mention.

The Grant has a three-tiered mission:

  1. Support a personal project that brings awareness to a socio-cultural and/or political cause relevant to today’s world.
  2. Recognize photographers for their images, stories, and dedication.
  3. Present to key industry editors photographers’ personal project.

This grant is for photographers worldwide, who have worked on or are working on a long term project that has not been published in a major media outlet (online or print).  Former FotoVisura Grant winners are: Justin Maxon, Erin Trieb, Andrea Gjestvang, Javad Parsa, and Álvaro Laíz.

Application Procedure
Your application must include the items listed below. The grant is open to active Visura members with a Plus, PRIME or GUILD account. There is no application fee.

  • Projects may be ongoing or recently completed unpublished personal projects
  • Limit one project per photographer
  • You may submit a project that is ‘published’ or ‘private’ within the Visura system
  • Applicants must commit to be active members through February 2017
  • Applicants must be willing to link their Visura news blog with any publication that writes asking to feature the recognized work

Preparation Material
How to submit: All submissions are made via a “Project” created from your Visura dashboard or site manager.
What to submit: Each Entry consists of a project made up of a series of images (minimum of 15 images, maximum 35), a short synopsis and a long written reflection about the project.

  • Image size: minimum 1600px on the longest dimension (22.5 inches @ 72 dpi, JPG format). Each image must have a caption. Do not include your name in the caption.
  • Written Statements: include as “Project Text”
    • Include a project summary: In 100 words describe what the Project is about, including location, timeframe, and any information that is pertinent.
    • Include an expanded written statement (minimum 800 characters, max 3500 characters) that includes what the long term project is about, where and when it takes place, why is this project important to you, and any other pertinent information related to the story.”

For the full prospectus and to submit visit: http://visura.co/grant/submit.

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