Tag: Blue Earth Alliance

April 15 & 16, Conference in Seattle: Collaborations for Cause 2016

Blue Earth Alliance
Collaborations for Cause 2016
April 15 & 16, 2016, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

“Join an innovative community of non-profit and cause-driven organizations, documentary photographers, filmmakers, change-makers and communications professionals for two days of inspiration and education on the collaborative future of visual storytelling to affect social change.

Each of the presentations will harness the power for visual storytellers, writers, funders, nonprofits, educators, corporations, and public agencies to join together to learn new strategies, tools, and ideas to leverage the power of story and impact social change.  This year’s presenters:

  • Louie Schwartzberg – Keynote Speaker, Moving Art 24/7 Time-Lapse Film
  • Tom Kennedy – Keynote Speaker, Using Collaboration to Make Impactful Change
  • Romeo Durscher – Drones for Good
  • David Patton – Distribution in Social and Digital Platforms: Feeding Your Beasts
  • Tim Greyhavens – Comfort the Afflicted and Afflict the Comfortable: Aligning Photography and Philanthropy to Tell Your Story
  • Julia K. Parrish – Head, Heart or Gut? Making Science Matter to Coastal Communities
  • Russell Sparkman – On the Horizon: What’s Changing and Why You Should Care
  • Bruce Farnsworth & Nicole Donaghy – Forgotten on the Bakken: Illustrating Fracking’s Impact on Traditional Ways of Life
  • Sara Terry – The Aftermath Project, War is Only Half the Story: From Project to Non-Profit
  • Kristie McLean – The Power of Story: Building Bridges and Advocacy for Obstetric Fistula
  • Jeff Cappella – What They See Matters: Testing the Effectiveness of Images
  • Alasdair Turner – Raising Awareness: Visual Stories of Science
  • Greg Constantine – Nowhere People: Fueling Long Term Projects ThroughCollaborative Approaches and Strategies
  • Amy Benson & Scott Squire – A Different Ending: When Documentary Filmmaking and Nonprofit Messaging Conflict
  • Benj Drummond & Sara Joy Steele – High hopes: Storytelling to Make Science More Inclusive and Relevant
  • Daniel Beltra (just added!)”

For more information visit blueearth.org/conference/2016.
To register for one day or both go to http://www.eventbrite.com/e/collaborations-for-cause-innovations-in-visual-storytelling-for-impact-tickets-19952505481.

Deadline January 20th: Blue Earth Alliance Project Sponsorship

Blue Earth Alliance
Call for Submissions: Photographic Project Sponsorship
Deadline: Tuesday, January 20, 2015

“Blue Earth sponsors documentary projects whose goal is to educate the public about critical environmental and social issues. We are primarily interested in work that is educational and informational in nature and will consider proposals of any geographic scope involving the photographic and motion picture mediums. Our standard contract sponsors the project for two years.

Blue Earth offers fiscal accountability to the projects we accept for sponsorship. As a non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status, Blue Earth is eligible to receive grants and tax-deductible contributions from private foundations, individuals, or other entities.

Along with this fiscal accountability, we also offer other services. When you join our community of visual storytellers, we offer mentorship throughout the life of your project sponsorship, publicity on our blog and newsletters, help with PR and marketing, and more depending upon individual needs.

We accept submissions for sponsorship twice each year, January 20th and July 20th. Materials must be received in our offices by the deadline. We announce recipients approximately two months later.”

For further details, previously and currently sponsored projects, and the application process visit: www.blueearth.org/projects/submit.cfm.

Deadline July 20th: Blue Earth Alliance Sponsorship

Blue Earth Alliance
Call for Submissions: Photographic Project Sponsorship
Deadline: Sunday, July 20, 2014

“Blue Earth sponsors documentary projects whose goal is to educate the public about critical environmental and social issues. We are primarily interested in work that is educational and informational in nature and will consider proposals of any geographic scope involving the photographic and motion picture mediums. Our standard contract sponsors the project for two years.

Blue Earth offers fiscal accountability to the projects we accept for sponsorship. As a non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status, Blue Earth is eligible to receive grants and tax-deductible contributions from private foundations, individuals, or other entities.

Along with this fiscal accountability, we also offer other services. When you join our community of visual storytellers, we offer mentorship throughout the life of your project sponsorship, publicity on our blog and newsletters, help with PR and marketing, and more depending upon individual needs.

We accept submissions for sponsorship twice each year, January 20th and July 20th. Materials must be received in our offices by the deadline. We announce recipients approximately two months later.”

For further details, previously and currently sponsored projects, and the application process visit: www.blueearth.org/projects/submit.cfm.

Deadline January 20th: Blue Earth Alliance Project Sponsorships

Blue Earth Alliance
Call for Entries: Project Sponsorship
Deadline: Friday, January 20, 2012
Fee: $60 | $30 for members

“Blue Earth sponsors photographic projects whose goal is to educate the public about endangered cultures, threatened environments, or current topics of social concern. We are primarily interested in work that is educational and informational in nature, and will consider proposals of any geographic scope, involving the photographic medium (we do not sponsor motion picture projects). Our standard contract sponsors the project for two years.

Projects Should…

  • Meet the Blue Earth mission
  • Explain the educational component of their project
  • Show very high writing quality, along with high quality photography
  • Propose an achievable project in scope, cost, and degree
  • Be innovative; not derivative of existing or past Blue Earth projects
  • Include a budget that reflects the realities of life, includes living/working expenses, and is thorough

Projects Should Not…

  • Seek funding from Blue Earth
  • Be a means to acquire new photographic equipment
  • Have connections with more appropriate 501(c)3 organizations
  • Be pseudo-scientific in nature

Application Process
Only electronic applications will be accepted and only at the email address below. Documents should be in PDF, Microsoft Word, or Microsoft Excel format. Jpegs should be accessible for download by our office. Please see the FAQ for suggestions on free services for converting documents to PDF and for sending large image files.

Applications should include the following information. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. The narrative may be combined into one document or broken into separate documents; in either case, each section listed below must be included in your application and must be clearly labeled as such.

All documents must be named lastname_firstname_letter.pdf, lastname_firstname_resume.pdf, etc.

  • Brief letter (3 pages or less) describing the proposed project and your previous work
  • Your resume including physical address, phone number, and email. Submissions that do not include contact information will not be considered.
  • Detailed schedule
  • Proposed budget
  • A list of sources you plan to approach for funding
  • Three references with complete contact information
  • 20 imagesof recent work, preferably the same work as your proposed project
    • images must be between 800 and 3,000 pixels per side
    • must be in jpeg format
    • should be named/numbered lastname_firstname_01.jpg, lastname_firstname_02.jpg, etc.
    • must include a Description in the metadata (in IPTC, Description is stored as Caption)
    • should have your copyright attached to the file
  • Submission fee ($60 for non-members, $30 for members), check or money order payable to Blue Earth. You may also pay the fee online via our donation form – just enter the appropriate amount at the time of submission.

Please address all submissions to:
Bart J. Cannon, Executive Director
submissionsjan12@blueearth.org

(206) 569-8754

For questions or general mail, please use our contact form.”  View the full prospectus at Blue Earth’s website.

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