Getty Images Opens Entries for 10th Annual Grants Program

Posted on 4/7/2014 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Getty Images has announced the call for entries for its Getty Images’ grants programs for 2014.  The grants will include  – The Grants for Editorial Photography, Creative Grants and the Contour by Getty Images Portrait Prize – as well as the Emerging Talent Award. The deadline for Entry and Applications is May 15, 2014 by 11:59 p.m. GMT (London Time). For more information see

The 2014 Grants for Editorial Photography will provide five total grants of $10,000 each to photojournalists pursuing projects of personal and journalistic significance.  An additional $10,000 grant will be awarded to a photographer whose project is focused on an important but under-told story about women or girls achieving positive results in their communities or personal lives.
The Getty Images Creative Grants are designed to support nonprofits which do not currently have the resources to employ photographers or filmmakers and communications professionals but who understand how breakthrough video, imagery or multimedia and strategic thinking about communications are essential to further their mission.

There will be two grants of $20,000 USD annually, shared equally between the photographer or filmmaker and agency partner to cover costs as they work together to create compelling new imagery and/or video for the nonprofit of their choice.

Inspired by its partnership with Lean In, Getty will provide an additional grant of $20,000 to be shared by a photographer and creative agency whose joint proposal is to develop imagery for a nonprofit they choose to support which focuses on issues related to empowering women, girls, their families and communities.

The Contour by Getty Images Portrait Prize will be a grant of $10,000 USD, awarded to one photographer, with less than five years experience in the field, based on their existing portraiture work.

In addition Getty Images in collaboration with the Chris Hondros Fund, will offers its Getty Images and Chris Hondros Fund Award which recognizes excellence in News coverage by a photojournalist who exemplifies the qualities which award-winning Getty Images photographer Chris Hondros brought to his work.

Industry influencers will be asked to nominate candidates who exemplify the work of Chris Hondros and celebrate his legacy. Winners will be announced in July.

In 2013, Chilean Photographer Tomás Munita was chosen to receive the second annual Getty Images and Chris Hondros Fund Award for his exceptional photographic ability coupled with a spirited commitment to the craft of photojournalism and received a prize of $20,000. American Photographer Bryan Denton was selected as a finalist and received $5,000 to further enable his work, which captures both the complexities and daily life of those living in conflict with an unyielding commitment and intellectual curiosity.
Since 2004, Getty Images have invested $1.2M in the future of editorial and creative photography, making the company’s grants programs one of the industry’s largest.
Grant recipients are selected by a diverse and distinguished panel of independent judges renowned in the field of photography and communications. Many have directed and edited photography for some of the most celebrated publications in the world, are artistic leaders at award-winning creative agencies or are celebrated photographers themselves and their involvement elevates each of our competitions.

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