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Deadline November 20th: PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Award

PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Award
Professional & Amateur deadline: Sunday, November 20, 2011
Student deadline: Thursday, December 1, 2011

“The PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Award identifies outstanding work done by photographers in collaboration with non-profit organizations worldwide and awards prizes ranging from $2,000-$15,000. In previous years, work was submitted on behalf of 405 non-profit organizations from 85 different countries. This year, PhotoPhilanthropy will be honoring professional, amateur, and student photographers, and community-based organizations. Each photographer whose work is accepted receives a page on our website and exposure to a growing audience of concerned and committed global citizens.”

This year’s judges are Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier, photographer and biologist; Keith W. Jenkins, Supervising Senior Producer for Multimedia at NPR; Ami Vitale, photojournalist; Larry McNeil, photographer and scholar; and Valenda Campbell director of photography and manager of the brand and creative productions teams for CARE.

The top photo essays will be awarded

  • Professional Photographer: $15,000 Grand Prize
  • Amateur Photographer: $2000 Grand Prize
  • Student Photographer: $2000 Grand Prize
  • Community-based Photography: $2000 Grand Prize

Two finalists in each category will also be announced.  Photo essays must be entered into one of four categories:

  • Professional Photographer: Any individual who earns the majority of their living from photography.
  • Amateur Photographer: Any individual who does not earn the majority of their income from photography.
  • Student Photographer: Any current student with less than two years of professional work including internships.
  • Community-based Photography: Given to a non-profit organization that teaches photography within a community and empowers the group to share their unique perspective through photography.

Please read the Submission Guidelines thoroughly before submitting.


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