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Deadline: 31st May 2011
Entry: Free Entry
Entry Fee: Free to Enter

The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Int’l Photography

logo2 The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for International Photography is currently seeking to award one outstanding global, social documentary photographer with a grant of 5,000 USD to be utilized in the production or completion of a social documentary project.

The pre-approved project must be produced in the photojournalistic tradition of Manuel Rivera-Ortiz, Foundation Founder & President. The winning project must be based on such pressing social issues in developing nations as health, poverty, oppression, war, famine, religious/political persecution, and much more.

Only digital file submissions will be considered. Digital files should not exceed 10 MB in size. Please submit a PDF contact sheet of your work consisting of no more than 15 images, alongside a written essay of up to 1000 words stating the purpose of your work, why you should be awarded this grant, and a little about who you are and how you developed a passion for photography. Also include in your statement a line or two about your photographic process, and the inspiration behind your work.

Final proposals that have been selected must include a description of the social issue to be funded by this grant, a proposed completion date/schedule (projects must be completed within 6 months following receipt of award) and a detailed budget for final approval. Grant funding will be disseminated in installments as the project is completed and submitted for approval.

No signature, stamp or any other identifying mark is to be printed anywhere on submitted images.

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: One photo documentary project will be awarded with US$5,000 which can used for completion of the winning proposal.

The winning project will receive extensive promotion through the activities of the Foundation, including web exposure, exhibitions, and publications. ELIGIBILITY: All nationalities / 18 + Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Copyright and all other rights remains with you the author. USAGE RIGHTS: All entrants understand that The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for International Photography may use images of the winning project for marketing and promotional purposes of Foundation activities including at media events such as exhibitions, print and digital media directly related to our award competition.

There will be no monetary compensation for such events. Use may include publication on our website, media sponsored publications and promotional materials.

Winning photographer agrees to grant The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for International Photography non-exclusive reproduction rights of his/her images, essay and resume for exclusive promotional, editorial and publicity purposes.

By winning or placing in the competition you are agreeing to be included in the winners' circle on our website.

Any photograph(s) we use will carry the photographer's credit line

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