September 

Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar Contest application

Submission period : September-November.

"Each year, the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar hosts an international photography competition that receives content from some of the world's top photojournalists."

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Arnold Newman Prize

Submission period : Deadline September 15, 2017.

"The Arnold Newman Prize rewards excellence in new directions in photographic portraiture. The annual prize winner receives an award of $20,000 and is acknowledged in New York City with an exhibit and celebration. The winner’s work will also be exhibited at the PhoPa Gallery in Portland, Maine."

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Reuters Grant

Submission period : September – December. 

"The Reuters Photo Grant aims to discover and develop new photojournalist talent with expert training on offer for eight emerging image-makers.Reuters Pictures is offering up to eight grants each worth $5000USD in a new award promoting emerging photojournalists."

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October 

“The Alexia Foundation promotes the power of photojournalism to give voice to social injustice, to respect history lest we forget it and to understand cultural difference as our strength – not our weakness. The Alexia Foundation offers production grants to students and professional photographers to give them the financial ability to produce substantial stories that drive change in the effort to make the world a better place. Students also get scholarship opportunities. See rules below for details on each."

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Alexia Foundation Professional & Student Grant

Submission period: October – January. 


"The Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award aims to support photojournalism since it demands courage, audacity, freedom and determination. Each year, a reportage subject that is directly linked to current events is suggested to international, professional photojournalists. An independent jury of experts made up of image and information specialists will select a reportage project to be achieved that will receive 50,000 Euros in support. This grant includes the execution of the reportage and the acquisition by Carmignac Gestion of four photographs chosen from the reportage. Carmignac Gestion will also provide its full backing for the photojournalist to develop, promote and distribute the reportage. An exhibition will be organised within 12 months of the Prize being awarded and a monographic book presenting the award-winner’s work will be published."

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Carmignac Gestion

Submission period: deadline in October.


"This award is intended for freelance professional photojournalists. Its aim is to support and accompany their work in difficult conditions and in areas at risk. Its essence is to reward a photographer who, through his personal commitment, involvement in the field, his positions and the quality of his work, will have demonstrated his commitment to freedom of information."

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Lucas Dolega Award

Submission period: deadline in October


"There are numerous competitions whose aim is to discover new photographic talent from around the globe, but many of these opportunities are often beyond the reach of those who do not speak a certain language or have a deep understanding of a particular culture. This has often been the case for Japanese photographers trying to enter foreign markets and for foreigners wanting to present and exhibit their work in Japan."

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Tokyo International Photography Competition 2017

Submission period : deadline in October 


November 

“The Lucie Foundation is proud to support professionals and emerging talent who progress the art form of still photography through original subject matter, content, or processes. Our support of photography is broad, from photojournalism to fashion photography, digital to medium format, including every other category and subcategory”.

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Lucie Foundation Emerging Scholarship

Submission period: November – February. 

 


“We invite documentary photographers around the globe to submit their documentary photo project proposals highlighting human unrest, forgotten communities, over-exploited people and environments impacted by war, povery, famine, disease, exploitation and global distress”.

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Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film Grant

Submission period: November – March. 


"POYi began as a photographic contest in the spring of 1944 in Columbia, Missouri, when the Missouri School of Journalism sponsored its "First Annual Fifty-Print Exhibition" contest. Its stated purpose was, "to pay tribute to those press photographers and newspapers which, despite tremendous war-time difficulties, are doing a splendid job; to provide an opportunity for photographers of the nation to meet in open competition; and to compile and preserve...a collection of the best in current, home-front press pictures." 

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POYi

Submission period : November – December 

 


"This is the twentieth consecutive year in which Médicos del Mundo (MdM) has held the LUIS VALTUEÑA INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD. Photographs must be related to any of the following themes: humanitarian action, international cooperation, social exclusion, human rights violations, armed conflicts, natural disasters, refugee and immigrant populations or socially excluded groups."

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The Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award

Submission period : deadline November 2017 


December 

"The annual FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo will recognize a documentary photographer whose project demonstrates courage and commitment in addressing a violation of human rights, a significant injustice or an assault on human dignity. The selected project will be published as part of a series of FotoEvidence books dedicated to long-form projects of documentary photographers working in the humanistic tradition."

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FotoEvidence Book Award

Submission period : deadline in December


"A total prize fund of $30,000 (USD) plus the latest Sony digital imaging equipment is shared between winning photographers. Photographers are taken on a year-long journey, bringing untold exposure and providing a global stage on which to present their work.Each Spring, the hugely popular Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, featuring a selection of winning, shortlisted and commended images, is curated at the landmark Somerset House, London."

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SONY World Photography awards

Submission period: deadline in December-January 


"The annual photo contest rewards photographers for the best single exposure pictures contributing to the past year of visual journalism. Whether entered as singles or stories, these pictures are judged in terms of their accurate, fair, and visually compelling insights about our world. The contest is organized into categories, and judged by a jury comprising leading photojournalism professionals."

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World Press Photo contest

Submission period : December – January 

 


January 

"The inaugural CatchLight Fellowship of $30,000 each will be awarded annually to three creative leaders in the field of visual storytelling who have demonstrated excellence in the novel use of photography to depict and bring awareness to challenging social issues. The grants will build on work by each of the fellows with potential to achieve a next level of excellence in visual storytelling, innovation in distribution and measurable social impact."

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Catchlight

Submission period: application for 2018 edition opens on January 1

 


"With its striking and often hard-hitting imagery the German weekly STERN magazine has been setting international standards in magazine photojournalism for decades. STERN magazine calls for submissions for the STERN Grant (also in German), a 10,000 euro scholarship award. With this award the sponsors aim to give talented young photographers the opportunity to work on a long-term photojournalism project they are passionate about. It is important that the proportion of photos yet to be produced must be 70 percent or more compared to those already available."

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STERN magazine

Submission period: January 

 


February

“The annual Inge Morath Award is given to a woman photographer under thirty years of age, to assist in the completion of a long term documentary project. The winner and finalists are selected by the photographer members of Magnum Photos and a representative of the Morath Foundation at the Magnum annual meeting”.

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Inge Morath Award

Submission period: February – April. 

 


March 

"The Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award was created to honor the life and work of Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photographer and IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner Anja Niedringhaus (1965-2014). With this Award, the IWMF celebrates the courage of women photojournalists like Anja. The Award recognizes the importance of visual journalistic work that inspires us to take action and compels us to better understand the world.The Award winner will be publicly honored, have her work showcased, and receive a cash prize of $20,000."

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Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award

Submission period: deadline in March 

 


"The Archive of Documentary Arts and the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History & Culture in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library are committed to acquiring and preserving materials that document the history of feminist activism. To this end, the ADA & the Bingham Center are pleased to offer the Bettye Lane Award for Feminist Photography to acquire work by women who, through their photography, has documented feminist activism and/or efforts to improve conditions for women in society."

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Betty Layne Award for Feminist Photography

Submission period: deadline in March


"The FENCE is a large-scale traveling photography exhibition reaching over 4 million visitors annually through open-air exhibitions in 7 cities across the United States: Brooklyn, Boston, Atlanta, Houston, Santa Fe, Durham, and Denver. Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work for consideration by the jury. The submitted work should fit one or more of our 7 thematic categories: Home, Streets, People, Creatures, Nature, Play, and Food."

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Photoville's THE FENCE

Submission period: deadline in March


April

“Unlike the first Women’s Initiative grant, which specifically focused on abuse of women in the United States, this call for entries is intended to permit the photographer to propose a serious documentary photographic or multimedia project encompassing any issue involving women anywhere in the world”.

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Alexia Foundation Women’s Initiative Grant

Submission period: April – June. 


“Getty Images proudly supports photographers, filmmakers and communications professionals who use their talents to promote positive change in our world. The Getty Images Creative Grants help these creative visionaries as they work together to create new, compelling imagery or video for a nonprofit organization of their choice”.

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Getty Images Creative Grants

Submission period: April – May. 

 


“We believe that photojournalism is a powerful tool for telling compelling social, political and cultural stories. That is why we continue to offer the Grants for Editorial photography, to help photojournalists pursue projects of personal and journalistic significance”.

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Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography

Submission period: April – May. 

 


“Each year, to complement our Grants for Editorial Photography, we offer an opportunity for young photographers to receive mentoring and support through our Emerging Talent Award”.

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Getty Images Emerging Talent Award

Submission period: April – May. 

 


“The Imagely Fund offers a $5000 grant to a photographer to help fund one humanitarian or environmental photography project each grant cycle. Our goal is to provide support for projects that will have a tangible and positive impact on the world”.

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Imagely Fund

Submission period: April – May. 

 


"The HCB Award is a prize to stimulate a photographer’s creativity by offering the opportunity to carry out a project that would otherwise be difficult to achieve. It is intended for a photographer who has already completed a significant body of work, a talented photographer in the emerging phase of his or her career, with an approach close to that of documentary. The prize is €35 000 Euros and is awarded every other year."

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HCB Award

Submission period : Deadline in April.

 


"The Visura Photojournalism Grant, FotoVisura Grant, and Multimedia Grant empower photojournalists by supporting their work, mission, and career. Visura awards each winner with a $5000 cash prize."

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Visura Grants

Submission period : Deadline in April. 

 


"The Women in Photography (WIPNYC) Grant & Mentor Program will provide one female photographer with financial support and mentorship. The grantee will receive $5,000 to produce work. In addition, they will be paired with four photo/arts professionals for one-on-one Skype or Google Hangout sessions. Each mentor will be available for 6 hours over the course of one year (for a total of 24 hours)." 

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Women in Photography (WIPNYC)

Submission period: April – June. 

 


May

“The Emerging Photographer Grant is designed to support continuation of a photographer’s personal project. This body of work may be of either journalistic mission or purely personal artistic imperatives. The primary intent is to support emerging photographers who will become the icons of tomorrow”.

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Burn Magazine’s Emerging Photographer Fund

Submission period: May – July. 

 


June

"In 2016, the annual program of Hellerau’s performances of a variety of arts was enriched with another colour: the genre of portrait photography. Following the vision of the first owner, Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, we launched an international portrait competition." 

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Hellerau Photography Award 2018

Submission period : June – November.

 


“The Firecracker Photographic Grant is an annual award providing funding for a female photographer to aid with the completion of a documentary photographic project”.

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Firecracker Photographic Grant

Submission period: June – August. 

 


July

“Created in 2009, by the Carmignac Gestion Foundation, Carmignac Gestion photojournalism Award invites documentary photographers and photojournalists from around the world to submit a long-term reportage on a particular theme”.

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Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award

Submission period: August – November. 

 


August 

“We know that 1000 Euros will not enable you to go and shoot the aborigines in Papua Guinea but we do believe that it will help a photographer to proceed with and, hopefully, complete an ongoing work. We are fully aware of the costs that photographers have to face on a daily basis so we at Gomma have decided to light up our own Karmic balance and had come up with a new grant for photographers”.

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Gomma Photography Grant

Submission period: August – November. 


"One grant recipient will be awarded $1,000. Runners-up will be recognized online and with Certificates of Achievement. Who can apply: Any photographers over age 18, from anywhere in the world. Work must fit into one of the following categories: Architecture, Conceptual, Nature, Photojournalism, and Culture."

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PhotogrVphy Grant

Submission period: Deadline in August.