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Deadline: April 04, 2012
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Free Entry

Umencia Portrait Photo Contest

Photocrati Fund 2012

Logo02 The Photocrati Fund offers one $5000 grant to a pro or emerging photographer to undertake an important humanitarian or environmental photography project each year. Our goal is to identify outstanding photographers and to provide the resources necessary to pursue projects that will have a tangible and positive effect on the world.

The funds are intended to cover the costs of travel, lodging, and expenses for up to one-month of full time photography. If you are doing a project close to home, then the funds do not need to be spent on travel and lodging, but a case must be made for how they will be spent.

The funds will be disbursed in two portions. Photocrati Fellows will receive $4000 up-front prior to the project. The remaining $1000 will be disbursed to the Grantee upon completion of the project and upon receipt of a Project Report and an image portfolio from the project.

The Grantee is expected to provide a brief follow-up report upon completion of the project that describes how the project progressed, and which provides a detailed explanation of how funds were used. Receipts should be provided for all expenditures over $50. Grant recipients are advised to keep conscientious records of expenses.

Along with the Project Report, the Fellow should submit a final Image Portfolio of 20-30 images. These can be presented in an online gallery or sent to Photocrati Fund staff via email or FTP. These images should be 800 pixels in the longest dimension and they should be accompanied by detailed captions. The resulting Photo Essay will be displayed on for at least one year following the project.

The Grantee will have 12 months from the announcement of the award to complete his or her project and to provide Photocrati Fund staff with a Project Report and captioned Photo Essay of 20-30 images from the Photocrati Fund project.


Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: $5,000 Photocrati Fund Grant ELIGIBILITY: Open to pro and emerging photographers worldwide Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: The Grantee (i.e. the award winner/photographer) retains all copyright and ownership of images resulting from the project, including the right to sell, print, or distribute images as he or she sees fit. USAGE RIGHTS: By accepting the grant, the Grantee (the award winner) agrees, to give Photocrati a worldwide, non-exclusive right to display images included in the Grantee’s Photo Essay on the website. The Grantee also gives Photocrati the right to use the resulting imagery on its website, in printed materials, or in galleries for the purpose of promoting the Photocrati Fund.

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