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PhotoPhilanthropy 2014 Activist Awards

PhotoPhilanthropy 2014 Activist Awards The PhotoPhilanthropy 2014 Activist Awards honor outstanding work by photographers in collaboration with nonprofit organizations worldwide.

This year PhotoPhilanthropy will award photographers in two categories:

Professional Photographer – $15,000 Grand Prize: Any individual who earns the majority of their living from photography.
Emerging Photographer – $5,000 Grand Prize: Any individual who does not earn the majority of their income from photography.

In order to reflect current issues, photographs in the essay must have been taken within the last three years. Long-term projects will be accepted as long as the majority of the photographs were taken within the last three years.

Each photographer may enter up to two essays, and although they can be completed in collaboration with the same nonprofit, the subject matter must be different. Essays entered in previous years may not be resubmitted.

Application Requirements

  • Applicant Information
  • Nonprofit Information
  • Nonprofit Verification Letter
  • Project Information
  • An Artists Statement describing how and why you became involved in this particular issue and what led you to partner with the organization. Describe what you hope to to achieve with the work.
  • Resume including Photographic Work Experience, Education, Awards, Grants, Exhibitions and other professional distinctions
  • Each photo requires a caption that provides information about the person, people or subject matter in the photograph

Your written statements, or portions thereof, will be published on the PhotoPhilanthropy website along with your photo essay.

PhotoPhilanthropy reserves the right to reject any submission based on quality, content or theme. All submissions will be reviewed by the PhotoPhilanthropy team for accuracy of information. Upon completion of review, accepted photo essays will be posted on the PhotoPhilanthropy website. We will inform you by email when they have been posted. PhotoPhilanthropy reserves the right to edit all material posted to our site.

Entries are judged in two rounds by a distinguished Activist Awards Jury with the finalists and winners announced in March of each year. Judges for this year’s Awards will be announced in October 2014.

Since the inception of the Activist Awards in 2009, PhotoPhilanthropy has received work from more than 600 photographers in 90 different countries in collaboration with more than 450 nonprofit organizations.

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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: Professional Photographer – $15,000 Grand Prize: Any individual who earns the majority of their living from photography.
Emerging Photographer – $5,000 Grand Prize: Any individual who does not earn the majority of their income from photography. ELIGIBILITY: Open to All

Files must be saved in jpeg format (compression 8 or high-quality) with the image at minimum 3000 pixels in length. Embedded ICC profile is required, use Adobe RGB for color or Gamma 2.2 for black and white. No CMYK Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: PhotoPhilanthropy recognizes and respects copyright held material and photographers will retain full copyright to, and ownership of, their submitted photography USAGE RIGHTS: Essays accepted into the competition will be posted on the PhotoPhilanthropy website. Entry constitutes permission for PhotoPhilanthropy to copy, publish and display all submitted materials in print or electronic form without compensation by PhotoPhilanthropy, for use in promoting PhotoPhilanthropy and its programs including the Activist Awards, Exhibitions and future programs for the purpose of the advancement of the goals and mission of PhotoPhilanthropy. The PhotoPhilanthropy credit, along with the photographer’s credit and the name of the featured nonprofit, will appear if the image is used for these purposes. No images will be redistributed or sold to third parties for re-use. Any inquiries for licensing of images beyond what is stated here will be redirected to the photographer.

PhotoPhilanthropy also offers a unique opportunity for submitting photographers to have their work considered for the Library of Congress’ permanent photography collection. If you are interested, make sure to select ‘yes’ on the Library of Congress portion of the submission form.

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