World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch invite photojournalists and visual journalists around the world to apply for the third annual Tim Hetherington Grant. The grant is intended to support a photographer in completing an existing project on a human rights theme. The deadline for submissions is 17 October, and the name of the recipient of the grant will be announced on 11 November.
Managing director Michiel Munneke says: “The grant was established to celebrate Tim Hetherington’s commitment to innovative and compelling storytelling. We’re pleased that the grant has already enabled two photojournalists to take their projects to the next stage and to reach a worldwide audience. With the support of the Tim Hetherington Grant Stephen Ferry (2011) and Fernando Moleres (2012) were able to approach audiences on multiple platforms, books, booklets, newspapers, websites and exhibitions.”
World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch will join a panel of judges to select the beneficiary of the third annual Tim Hetherington Grant. The 2013 selection committee will consist of:
- Marcus Bleasdale, documentary photographer VII Photo Agency
- Carroll Bogert, deputy executive director for external relations Human Rights Watch
- Pamela Chen, senior photo editor National Geographic Magazine
- Ross Kauffman, documentary film director Red Light Films
- Michiel Munneke, managing director World Press Photo
Contest Prize & TERMS
ELIGIBILITY: All professional photographers who took part in a World Press Photo competition between 2008 and 2013 Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: You remain the owner to all other copyrights related to the materials which you submit in the context of this Grant. However, the credit line will always include: Tim Hetherington Grant
USAGE RIGHTS: You give permission to World Press Photo and/or Human Rights Watch to use the materials which you submit in the context of this Grant:
a. By any means (e.g. print or electronically) to promote and publicize the Tim Hetherington Grant;
b. Full credit of authorship will always be given to you, the author;
If World Press Photo and/or Human Rights Watch intend to publish the materials which you submit in the context of this Grant otherwise than listed above, World Press Photo and/or Human Rights Watch will ask for your prior consent which you will not unreasonably withhold.