Tag Archives: Photography

Smithsonian.com: Inviting applications for ‘Annual Photo Contest’.

Funding brief: Smithsonian.com invites applications for ‘Annual Photo Contest’. The following six contest categories are drawn from subjects of special interest to Smithsonian.com: ● Natural World: Animals, plants and landscapes; geological or climatological features; and scientific processes and endeavors. ● Travel: Locales, peoples or activities in the United States and abroad that convey a sense of place. […]

Scientific Exploration Society (SES): Inviting applications for ‘award’ to encourage and enhance chosen careers by providing high profile Awards for projects that will also leave a lasting legacy and benefit.

Funding brief: Echoing the SES’s long history of worldwide exploration and pioneering leadership, the Society’s quest to encourage Scientific Trailblazers and Pioneers with Purpose is the primary focus of the Explorer Awards, which support inspirational leaders through scientific exploration at the frontiers of human discovery. SES aims to encourage and enhance chosen careers by providing […]

Nikon Corporation: Inviting applications for ‘The Nikon Photo Contest’.

Funding brief: The Nikon Corporation invites applications for ‘The Nikon Photo Contest’. Entry Categories- 1. Open Award ● Theme: Change ● Entry format: single photo, photo story (two to five images) ● Any equipment can be used. ● No age restrictions 2. Next Generation Award ● Theme: Identity ● Entry format: single photo, photo story (two to five images) ● Any equipment […]

Allard Prize for International Integrity: Inviting applications for ‘The bi-annual Allard Prize Photography Competition’ to reflect themes of courage and leadership in combating corruption, especially through promoting transparency, accountability, the rule of law, and of human rights and/or anti-corruption generally.

Funding brief: The bi-annual Allard Prize Photography Competition, which recognizes photographic excellence reflecting the ideals of the Allard Prize, is adjudicated by the Allard Prize Committee and Maxe Fisher, Associate Professor, Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media, Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Photographers are encouraged to submit entries year-round. Entries should reflect themes of courage and leadership in combating […]

Blue Earth Alliance: Inviting applications for ‘fiscal sponsorship’ to documentary projects that educate the public about critical environmental and social issues.

Funding brief: Blue Earth Alliance offers fiscal sponsorship to documentary projects that align with their mission. As a non-profit organization with 501(c) 3 status, Blue Earth Alliance is eligible to receive grants and tax-deductible contributions from private foundations, individuals, or other entities. They extend that exempt status to accepted project photographers allowing them to seek […]

The International Labour Organization (ILO): Inviting applications for ‘global media competition on labour migration and fair recruitment’ to encourage quality reporting on labour migration and recruitment-related issues.

Funding brief: The international competition aims at encouraging quality reporting on labour migration and recruitment of migrant workers. The International Labour Organization (ILO) is launching the fourth global media competition to recognize exemplary media coverage on labour migration. This year, the competition focuses on labour migration and the fair recruitment of migrant workers. The objective […]

Doctors of the World Spain (Médicos del Mundo Espana): Inviting applications for ‘LUIS VALTUEÑA International Humanitarian Photography Competition’.

Funding brief: The Doctors of the World Spain (Médicos del Mundo Espana) invites application for LUIS VALTUEÑA International Humanitarian Photography Competition. Themes: The photographs must narrate or tell a story related to these topics: humanitarian action, international cooperation, social exclusion, human rights violations, armed conflicts, natural disasters, refugee and immigrant populations or socially excluded groups. […]

Wellcome: Inviting applications for ‘Photography Prize 2019’ to celebrate compelling imagery that captures stories of health, medicine and science.

Funding brief: They invite photographers and other image makers from all disciplines to enter the Wellcome Photography Prize, which celebrates compelling imagery that captures stories of health, medicine and science. Previously the Wellcome Image Awards, our newly re-launched competition will reward pictures that show the importance of health in society and the impact health issues […]

Money Trail: Inviting applications for ‘Money Trail Grants’ to investigate cross-border illicit financial flows, tax abuse and corruption.

Funding brief: In Money Trail, Journalismfund.eu offers working grants for mixed teams of African, Asian and European journalists to investigate cross-border illicit financial flows, tax abuse and corruption in Africa, Asia and Europe. Grants are awarded to journalists solely by Journalismfund.eu, with no input or oversight at any stage from the consortium as a whole. […]

PhotogrVphy Magazine: Inviting applications for ‘PhotogrVphy Grant’ to the applicant with the most inspirational photographic idea to support visual project of the artist.

Funding brief: PhotogrVphy Grant awards $1000 annually to the applicant with the most inspirational photographic idea to support visual project of the artist. PhotogrVphy Grant 2018 is open for submissions without any fees (free to enter) to support all photographers from every corner of the world. They only accept series of photographs which share a […]

The Center on Conflict and Development (ConDev): Inviting applications for ‘Student Media Grant Program’ to enable and encourage student photographers (especially those interested in photojournalism and international conflict) to document and highlight issues related to conflict and development through stunning visual media in the country where these events are taking place.

Funding brief: ConDev’s Student Media Grants award up to $5,000 to current students interested in capturing conflict-related issues facing fragile and conflict-affected areas of the world through stunning photography. Past winners have travelled to and produced photography highlighting issues in Turkey, Nigeria, Kenya, Haiti, Ethiopia, Perú, and other conflict-affected regions. ConDev—part of Texas A&M University’s […]

WildlifePhoto.com: Inviting applications for ‘wildlife photography contest series for 2018’.

Funding brief: The wildlife photography contest series for 2018 is now running. This contest series is made up of three separate photo contests each with a different theme: ● Contest 1: Wildlife Portraits ● Contest 2: Habitats & Landscapes ● Contest 3: Animal Behaviour The contests are free to enter. Donor Name: WildlifePhoto.com Funding name: wildlife photography contest series for 2018 […]

Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF): Inviting applications for ‘SAMPREETI’ from Bangladeshi organizations/ institutions/ groups/ clubs to explore some innovative ideas, models and proposals from greater Dhaka.

Funding brief: Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) is a national non-governmental organisation that promotes human rights and good governance through funding, policy advocacy and capacity building of NGOs and CSOs. MJF dreams for a world free from poverty, exploitation and discrimination where people live in dignity and human security through promotion of human rights and governance […]

World Photography Organisation: Inviting applications for ‘Sony World Photography Awards’ to showcase the best contemporary photography worldwide.

Funding brief: The Sony World Photography Awards is one of the most celebrated and diverse photography competitions in the world. Now in its 12th year, our goal is to showcase the best contemporary photography worldwide. The Awards are free to enter and open to all levels of photographer, from emerging 12-19-year-olds, enthusiastic hobbyists, and students, […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads Photo Contest’ to represent the theme “Reveal the Silk Roads” through culture, monuments, landscape, and people.

Funding brief: The International Photo Contest ”Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads”, taking place from 11 April  to 15 July 2018, is organized within the framework of UNESCO Silk Roads Project (https://en.unesco.org/silkroad/unesco-silk-road-online-platform), UNESCO Youth Programme and the International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures (2013-2022). This initiative, which benefits from the kind support and valuable […]

Peace Direct: Inviting applications for ‘Peacebuilders 2018’ to offer global recognition for grassroots peace activists in war zones around the world.

Funding brief: Now in its sixth year, Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders awards offer global recognition for grassroots peace activists in war zones around the world. These are the only global awards for local peacebuilders – inspiring individuals who are building a better tomorrow in the world’s most fragile places. Peace Direct are delighted to announce the its […]

Women Photograph: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ for a) Women Photograph + Nikon Grants; b) Women Photograph + Getty Images Grant.

Funding brief: Women Photograph is excited to announce our 2018 project grants for women & non-binary photographers. Getty Images has partnered with Women Photograph to promote gender diversity within professional photojournalism and elevate the work and the voices of female visual journalists. Through funding and mentorship, this $10,000 grant will support an ongoing documentary project […]

Center for international Forestry Research (CIFOR): Inviting applications for ‘competition’ to express to leaders in the region and beyond why our rainforests matter.

Funding brief: The Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit (APRS) is organized by the Indonesian Government with the support of the Australian Government, and in partnership with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA). The Photo Competition is your chance to express to leaders in the region […]

Royal Museums Greenwich: Inviting applications for ‘Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition’.

Funding brief: Astrophotographers of all skill levels are invited to submit their best images to the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018. 1.There are eight categories in the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Each of these categories will have one winner, one runner-up and one highly commended award. Each of the eight […]

Oasis Magazine and AITN Group: Inviting applications for ‘Oasis Photo Contest’.

Funding brief: The Oasis Magazine and AITN Group invites applications for ‘Oasis Photo Contest’. CATEGORIES: The competition is divided into 10 categories. In 7 of these categories contestants needs to supply the original file (RAW file, umodified jpeg or jpeg sequence) in order to qualify for the category prizes. Photos sent for this categories compete […]

InterAction: Inviting applications for ‘Annual Photo Contest’ to focus on incredible humanitarian and development work.

Funding brief: Each year, InterAction’s photography contest focuses on incredible humanitarian and development work. They encourage you to submit your most powerful photos that illustrate innovative, effective, and inspiring efforts in international relief and development. Examples of empowering women, youth potential, self-reliance, innovative technology, shared values, and partnerships are encouraged, though entries are not limited […]

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF): Inviting applications for ‘Courage in Journalism Award’ to honor women journalists for their extraordinary bravery.

Funding brief: The International Women’s Media Foundation’s Courage in Journalism Award honors women journalists for their extraordinary bravery. In facing and surviving danger to uncover the truth, they raise the bar for reporting under duress. The IWMF also recognize the pioneers who kicked down barriers to make it possible for women all over the world […]

Allard Prize for International Integrity: Inviting applications for ‘Allard Prize Photography Competition’ to recognize photographic excellence reflecting the ideals of the Allard Prize.

Funding brief: The bi-annual Allard Prize Photography Competition, which recognizes photographic excellence reflecting the ideals of the Allard Prize, is adjudicated by the Allard Prize Committee and Maxe Fisher, Associate Professor, Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media, Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Photographers are encouraged to submit entries year-round. Entries should reflect themes […]

FREELENS: Inviting applications for a) FREELENS Award; b) The LUMIX Multimedia Award; c) The Lammerhuber Photography Award; d) The HAZ Audience Award; and e) The Sustainability Award.

Funding brief: The LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism attests to the power of photojournalism in our image-oriented world. Fundamentally influencing our perception of humanity in all its facets, photojournalism contributes to our education and sensitization, rouses our emotion, and enables us to share. The Association for the Promotion of Photography in Hanover organizes the LUMIX […]

BigPicture: Inviting applications to encourage photographers from around the world to contribute their work to this competition that will both celebrate and illustrate the rich diversity of life on Earth and inspire action to protect and conserve it through the power of imagery.

Funding brief: BigPicture encourages photographers from around the world to contribute their work to this competition that will both celebrate and illustrate the rich diversity of life on Earth and inspire action to protect and conserve it through the power of imagery. Chaired by award-winning conservation photographer Suzi Eszterhas, this competition welcomes high-quality nature, wildlife […]

The World Press Photo Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest’.

Funding brief: The World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest rewards those producing the best forms of visual journalism enabled by these changes. The contest is open to digital storytellers, visual journalists, producers, and entry coordinators, with submissions that include the work of a professional visual journalist. Categories: ● Immersive Storytelling: A visual story or project produced […]

The World Photography Organisation: Inviting applications for ‘ZEISS Photography Award 2018’ to push the creative boundaries and surpass themselves photographically.

Award brief: The ZEISS Photography Award is now in its third year – and is calling on ambitious photographers from across the globe to present their work around the theme “Seeing Beyond – Untold Stories” to the international jury of experts. The focus of the photo series should be on stories that have not yet […]

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF): Inviting applications from female photojournalists of any nationality for ‘2018 Anja Niedringhaus Courage In Photojournalism Award’ to celebrate women photojournalists whose work inspires to take action and better understand the world.

Funding brief: The IWMF’s Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award was created to honor Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photographer and IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner Anja Niedringhaus (1965-2014). It celebrates women photojournalists whose work inspires them to take action and better understand the world. This courageous reporting manifests in many different forms, and they celebrate […]

Doctors of the World–Médicos del Mundo (MdM-Spain): Inviting applications for ‘Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography competition’ for the competition theme-‘humanitarian action, international cooperation, social exclusion, human rights violations, armed conflicts, natural disasters, refugee and immigrant populations or socially excluded groups’.

Funding brief: Doctors of the World–Médicos del Mundo (MdM-Spain) Invites applications for ‘Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography competition’ for the competition theme-‘humanitarian action, international cooperation, social exclusion, human rights violations, armed conflicts, natural disasters, refugee and immigrant populations or socially excluded groups’. Themes: Photographs must be related to any of the following themes: humanitarian action, […]

Securing Water for Food (SWFF): Inviting applications for ‘global water-agriculture photo contest’ to call attention to the significant issue of water scarcity, while recognizing and celebrating steps being taken around the world to improve water and food security.

Funding brief: Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development launch a global water-agriculture photo contest to call attention to the significant issue of water scarcity, while recognizing and celebrating steps being taken around the world to improve water and food security. The Securing Water for Food (SWFF) Global Water-Agriculture Photo Contest aims to: […]

The University of Texas at Austin (Harry Ransom Center): Inviting applications for ‘2018–2019 Research Fellowships’ to support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history.

Funding brief:  The Ransom Center will award 10 dissertation fellowships and up to 50 postdoctoral fellowships for projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections for its 2018–2019 fellowship program. The fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history. Donor Name:  […]

The Center on Conflict and Development (ConDev, condev.org): Inviting applications for ‘Student Media Grant’ to students interested in capturing issues facing fragile and conflict-affected areas of the world through stunning photography.

Funding brief: The Center on Conflict and Development (ConDev, condev.org) Student Media Grant is now open! This photojournalism grant, funded by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation Chair on Conflict and Development, awards up to $5,000 to students interested in capturing issues facing fragile and conflict-affected areas of the world through stunning photography. Past winners have […]

Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP): Inviting applications for ‘2017 CGAP Photo Contest’ to find original, striking images that capture the importance of financial inclusion efforts around the world.

Funding brief:  The CGAP Photo Contest is looking for original, striking images that capture the importance of financial inclusion efforts around the world. Digital innovations and the growing use of smartphones are making it easier for poor and rural customers to manage their daily finances, grow a business, or respond to an emergency. But 2 […]

envcontest.uz: Inviting applications for ‘International Photo Contest’ dedicated to climate change and protection of ozone layer.

Donor Name: envcontest.uz Funding name: International Photo Contest Funding brief:  Professional and amateur photographers from all over the world are invited to participate in the International Photo Contest, dedicated to climate change and protection of ozone layer, which will be held from July 10 to September 11, 2017. The photo contest is held in two […]

Eric Hosking Charitable Trust: Inviting applications to pursue projects on Birds and other Natural History subjects, which are of scientific and conservation value, through the media of writing, photography, painting or illustration.

Donor Name: Eric Hosking Charitable Trust Funding name: No specific fund name Funding brief:  The Trust bursaries are to be awarded annually to applicants requiring financial assistance, in order to pursue projects on Birds and other Natural History subjects, which are of scientific and conservation value, through the media of writing, photography, painting or illustration. […]

Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF): Inviting applications for ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative 2017 Mobility First to support the travel of Asian and European artists and cultural professionals between Asia and Europe.

Donor Name:  Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) Funding name: ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative 2017 Mobility First Funding brief:  Cultural mobility, whether for work, co-production or participation in a seminar or residency, is integral to the practice and career of artists and cultural professionals in Asia and Europe. However, securing funding to finance international travel (for touring shows, […]

Youmanity: Inviting Applications for award to celebrate the lives of ordinary women who perform extraordinary jobs.

Donor Name: Youmanity Award name:  The Everyday Heroine photography award 2017 Award brief: This Award aims to celebrate the lives of ordinary women who perform extraordinary jobs. The Award is open to photographers both professional and amatuer, of all nationalities worldwide. The selected artwork will be showcased at a central London location. The Everyday Heroine exhibition will […]

YVES Rocher Foundation: Inviting Applications for award to present to a professional photographer who wishes to engage in journalistic work on environmental issues, relations between humanity and the planet, or key issues in sustainable development.

Donor Name:  YVES Rocher Foundation Award name: Yves Rocher Foundation Photography Award Award brief:  In partnership with the International Festival of Journalism “Visa pour l’Image-Perpignan”, the Yves Rocher Foundation decided to create the Yves Rocher Foundation Photography Award. The Yves Rocher Foundation Photography Award is presented to a professional photographer who wishes to engage in […]

Women in Photography: Inviting Applications for award to provide one female photographer/photo-based artist with a $5000 grant to produce work in addition to being paired with four mentors over the course of a year.

Donor Name: Women in Photography Funding name: The Women in Photography (WIPNYC) Grant & Mentor Funding brief:  The Women in Photography (WIPNYC) Grant & Mentor Program will provide one female photographer/photo-based artist with a $5000 grant to produce work in addition to being paired with four mentors over the course of a year. Deadline: May […]

UNICEF: Inviting Applications for Meena Media Award to recognize excellence in promoting children’s issues in the media.

Donor Name: UNICEF Award name: Meena Media Award 2017 Award brief:  Meena Media Award has stepped into the 13th year in 2017 since its launch in 2005.The award recognizes excellence in promoting children’s issues in the media. Submissions are solicited from Bangladeshi citizens working with print and visual media in two different age groups- Under-18 […]

The Open Society Foundation: Inviting Applications about work that engages with topics of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation/expression, religion, nationality, and immigration status from a variety of perspectives (Documentary Photography Project)

Donor Name: The Open Society Foundation Fund name: The Open Society Documentary Photography Project Funding brief: The Open Society Documentary Photography Project is soliciting submissions for a new joint exhibition and grant opportunity that engages with ideas of resistance and embraces the role and agency of artists themselves in shaping our societies. Selected projects will be […]