The Alexia Foundation is pleased to announce its 2020 annual competition for student and professional visual journalists. This grants is dedicate to student and professional visual journalists to help them produce projects that inspire change by addressing topics that are socially significant.
Diversity of creators and approaches to producing work and recognize the strength of creating collaborative projects is encouraged.
1. Synopsis: In not more than 25 words, write a synopsis of your project.
2. Proposal: A written proposal of not more than 550 words to produce a body of work comprised of still and/or video project. Nearly all previous grant recipients have proposed to continue working on projects that were in progress. Organizer suggest starting your proposal by clearly stating what the project is about, then explaining why that is important, how you will produce the project and what will result from the work you’ll produce. It is advantageous if you have created partnerships with other organizations to create a greater impact with the project.
3. Resumé: A resume that outlines your professional accomplishments and includes your email address, phone numbers and address along with the names, titles and phone numbers of 3 references. Do not send any letters of recommendation.
Only one application per person each year will be accepted.
What and How To Submit?
Photographs: Submit a body of work consisting of up to 20 photographs. Photographs should demonstrate your ability to accomplish your proposed project. If you submit photos that are not related to your proposal, they must have been taken within the past 3 years. There is no time limit on pictures that relate directly to your proposal.
Image Preparation: Digital photo files must be formatted as medium-quality JPEG images at 5000 pixels at the longest dimension at 72 dpi, using sRGB profile. Each image must have a caption in the file’s metadata/exif caption field. Do not include your name in captions or exif fields.
You may provide URLs for no more than 2 of your videos - which should reflect your proposed project or a topic or approach that is similar to your proposed subject.
The Alexia Grant competition will begin accepting applications on Sept. 14, 2020.
The strength of your written proposal will be judged equally to your photographic skills. The Grant goes to those who clearly and concisely propose significant projects that share in the Foundation’s mission and who demonstrate the ability to accomplish their proposals as demonstrated by the images submitted with the proposal.
Winners will be announced approximately around November 17, 2020.
Entry fee for professionals cost $50.There is no entry fee for students.
Photographers and visual journalists from any country may apply for this Professionals Grant. For a Students Grant, students must be fully engaged in a college, university or community college level program at the time of their submission or have graduated in May 2019 or currently be on an internship.
The recipient of the The Alexia Professional Grant will receive $20,000 to produce their proposed project. The top recipient of The Alexia Student Grant will receive a cash grant of $1,000 to produce the proposed story and tuition for a semester of learning, a fellowship, at Syracuse University to create work and further develop their skills with the support of a world-class faculty.
Further Informations ⇣
For all further information about the The Alexia 2020 Photography Grants you need to consult the official website.