Deadline March 15th: PROOF Award for the Emerging Photojournalist

PROOF
Call for Entries: Award for the Emerging Photojournalist
Deadline: Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 5:00 pm EST
Application fee: $10

“PROOF knows that emerging photojournalists want to do meaningful projects related to human rights and social justice issues but oftentimes don’t have the funds or connections to do so. For this reason, we’re offering an award to help an emerging photojournalist jump-start their project by providing funding and support from the media community.

Judges
Leora Kahn, Executive Director of PROOF, Ed Kashi of VII, Amy Yenkin from the Open Society Foundations, and Ann Friedman the Executive Editor of GOOD.

Award
The selected photojournalist will receive USD $2500 to put toward their project. The final three candidates will have their work showcased through GOOD. Second and third place finalists will also have the opportunity for a portfolio review with Jamie Wellford of Newsweek.  In addition to the financial award, the winner will also:

  • Have the opportunity to directly submit their work to Ed Kashi for review, guidance and feedback, for a period of six months.
  • Have their work featured on PROOF’s website.
  • Receive a portfolio and project consultation from Human Rights Watch, a New York based non-profit.

Application Guidelines

  • Statement of Purpose (maximum 500 words)
  • Project proposal and budget summary (maximum 500 words)
  • Portfolio of 10-12 photographs that demonstrate your commitment to human rights and social justice issues
  • Resume or CV
  • Application fee of USD $10.00 made payable to PROOF: Media for Social Justice

Submit your application on line here.

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