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Deadline February 29th: The 2016 FotoVisura Grant

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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  • Projects may be ongoing or recently completed unpublished personal projects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.

Deadline January 10, 2014: FotoVisura Photography Grant

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Call for Entries: FotoVisura Photography Grant
Deadline: Friday, January 10, 2014
, 11:59 pm EST

“The 2014 Grant for Outstanding Personal Photography Project is open for submissions for photographers self-publishing on fotovisura.com. New members are welcome to submit.

The Grant aims to support personal photography projects and encourage the production and development of photography outside of the commercial realm. The Grant recognizes photographers as judged by their images, story, dedication and commitment of the photographer to the story or concept. Additionally, we consider the extent that he or she is willing to go to bring about positive change in society.

It is our belief that this profession needs to recognize its emerging leaders—and the FotoVisura Grant stands for recognizing, celebrating and supporting the international community of emerging photographers and its leaders.

The Grant is divided into two categories:

  • The FotoVisura Grant for Outstanding Personal Project
  • The Spotlight Grant for Outstanding Student Project

Judges

FotoVisura Grant Judges (view bios)
Elizabeth Cheng Krist, Senior Photo Editor, National Geographic Magazine
William A. Ewing, Director of Curatorial Projects for Thames & Hudson
Simon Barnett, Director of Photography, CNN Digital
MaryAnne Golon, Director of photography and Assistant Managing Editor, Washington Post
Caroline Smith, Photography Director, Marie Claire Magazine
Patricia Nagy Travieso, Executive Editor, Elle Magazine International Editions
Adriana Teresa Letorney, co-founder, FotoVisura

Spotlight Student Grant Judges (view bios)
Emma Raynes, Program Director, Magnum Foundation’s Emergency Fund
Clara de Tezanos, Co-founder and Director, La Fototeca
Angelika Hala, Photo Editor, Stern Magazine
Amy Wolff, Photo Editor (PDN30), Photo District News
Mirjam Evers, Executive Producer, Eddie Adams Workshop
Graham Letorney, co-founder, FotoVisura

Prizes
Win funding, exposure and exhibition opportunities:

  • FotoVisura Grant: $2,000
  • Spotlight Grant: $1,000
  • FotoVisura invites a select group of finalists to participate in online and gallery exhibitions.”

To apply and read the full prospectus visit: grant.fotovisura.com/submit.

 

Deadline December 15th: FotoVisura Photography Grant

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FotoVisura Photography Grant
Deadline: Sunday, December 15, 2013, 12:00 pm EDT

“FotoVisura Inc. is delighted to announce the 2014 FotoVisura Grant—which aims to support personal photography projects and encourage the production and development of photography outside the commercial realm.

The Grant aims to recognize photographers as judged by their images, the story, the dedication and commitment of the photographer to the story, and the extent that he or she is willing to go to bring about positive change in society.

It is our belief that this profession needs to recognize its emerging leaders—and the FotoVisura Grant stands for recognizing, celebrating and supporting the international community of emerging photographers and its leaders.

The Grant is divided into two categories:
• The FotoVisura Grant for Outstanding Personal Project
• The Spotlight Grant for Outstanding Student Project

Requirements
The FotoVisura Grant awards photographers publishing on the fotovisura.com platform, new members are welcome to submit. The grant is eligible for ongoing projects not initiated by an assignment or commission. To be eligible for the Student Grant you must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, or a recent graduate, having graduated after January 1st 2012. Additionally, the following requirements apply for both the Grant and the Student Grant:

  • Submit a photography series, up to 35 images
  • Series must be ongoing or photographed within the past 12 months
  • Image size: minimum 1000px on the longest dimension (14 inches @ 72 dpi)
  • A written reflection, in first person, of at least 150 words
  • All images and text to be uploaded through the FotoVisura.com website
  • To enter you must read and agree to the contest Terms & Conditions
  • Only one Submission per photographer
  • You may enter either published or unpublished bodies of work
  • Projects may be submitted privately via your FV-Profile (more info)”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: grant.fotovisura.com.

Deadline December 15th: FotoVisura Grant 2012

Call for Entries: FotoVisura Grant
Deadline: Saturday, December 15, 2012

“FotoVisura Inc. is delighted to announce the 2012 FotoVisura Grant—which aims to support personal photography projects and encourage the production and development of photography outside the commercial realm. The Grant is divided into two categories:

FotoVisura Grant for Outstanding Personal Photography Project

Spotlight Outstanding Student Photography Project

Judges
Simon Barnett, Director of Photography, CNN Digital
Whitney Johnson, Director of Photography, The New Yorker
Elizabeth Cheng Krist, Senior Photo Editor, National Geographic Magazine
James Estrin, Co-Editor, New York Times Lens Blog and Senior Staff Photographer
Christina Cahill, Manager, Reportage by Getty Images
Patricia Nagy Travieso, Executive Editor, Elle Magazine International Editions
Adriana Teresa Letorney, Creative Director, Visura Magazine & FotoVisura.com
Claire O’Neill, Editor, NPR Picture Show Blog
Neil Harris, Associate Photo Editor, TIME
Jamie Goldenberg, Photo Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine
Amber Terranova, Photo Editor, PDN Magazine
Sam Barzilay, Creative Director, United Photo Industries
Michael Itkoff, Cofounder, Daylight Books
Graham Letorney, Editor, Visura Spotlight
Manik Katya, Photo Editor, Emaho Magazine

Read about them here.

Submission Guidelines
The FotoVisura Grant aims to support personal photography projects that are not initiated by an assignment or commission. To be eligible for the Student Grant you must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, or a recent graduate, having graduated after January 1st 2011. Additionally, the following requirements apply for both the Grant and the Student Grant:

• Submit a photography series, up to 35 images.
• Image size: minimum 1000px on the longest dimension (14 inches @ 72 dpi)
A written reflection, in first person, of at least 150 words
• All images and text to be uploaded through the FotoVisura.com website
• To enter you must read and agree to the contest Terms & Conditions
Only one Submission per photographer will be judged.
• You may enter either published or unpublished bodies of work

Entry Fee
Entry to the competition is free for current members of FotoVisura.com with a Standard or Plus account. Your Account must be active through June 15, 2013.

The fee for annual membership is:
$30 for a Standard Account
$60 for a Plus Account.”

For the full prospectus and to apply, click here.

 

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