Quick announcement from Scott
…and now for the details.
It’s our favorite time of year again.
Our team is pleased to announce that the fifth annual Photocrati Fund competition is now open. The Photocrati Fund provides a $5,000 grant to one photographer each year to help support an environmental or humanitarian photography project. At the completion of the project, the grant winner’s images will be displayed as a photo essay on Photocrati.
Past recipients of the award have covered overfishing in Chile, the conflicts surrounding conservation of endangered habitat for Stone sheep, global energy poverty, and the ongoing legacy of the 1984 Bhopal gas leak.
We believe that great imagery can still make a tremendous difference in the world, and we understand the challenges facing photographers who wish to undertake these kinds of projects. Our hope is that our upfront grant can help these important humanitarian and environmental stories get told.
The winner and top finishers are selected by a prestigious panel of some of the world’s top environmental and cultural photographers – past judges of the grant have included Michael “Nick” Nichols, Steve McCurry, Art Wolfe and Jim Brandenburg. We are so honored to have the chance to work with our esteemed panel of judges, and we especially appreciate the chance to see so many incredible projects from photographers around the globe. The 2014 judges are still being confirmed, but please stay tuned, we’ll finalize our panel soon.
Applications for the 2014 Photocrati Fund competition will be accepted from Thursday, January 30, 2013 through Friday, April 18, 2014 (11:59 p.m. Mountain Time). The grant winner will be announced at the end of June 2014.
Grant applicants should submit a one-page project statement (including a rough budget) and bio, along with a link to an online portfolio of 20-30 themed images to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “2014 Photocrati Fund” in the subject of the email. For complete Photocrati Fund rules and guidelines please see visit the Photocrati Fund page.
To learn about Alex Masi’s winning 2013 project, Bhopal Legacy, please check out the 2013 Photocrati Fund Winner and Top Finishers blog post.