Awards/Contests/Grants

Josué Rivas Wins 2018 FotoEvidence Book Award

Posted by on Thursday February 15, 2018 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Josue Rivas, Standing Rock, FotoEvidence
Image © Josue Rivas

First Nation photojournalist Josué Rivas has won the 2018 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo for “Standing Strong,” a project about the spiritual awakening that took hold among people resisting the Dakota Access pipeline in 2016. Finalists for the award were Zackary Canepari for “Flint Is a Place,” about the challenges of life in... More

Wennman, Hangst Top Prize Winners at POYi (So Far)

Posted by on Wednesday February 14, 2018 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

First prize, News Feature: A refugee gives birth aboard a Spanish vessel shortly after being rescued from a rubber boat off the coast of Libya. ©Edu Bayer

Magnus Wennman, staff photographer at the Swedish daily newspaper Aftonbladet, has won Newspaper Photographer of the Year honors at the 75th annual Pictures of the Year International competition. German photographer Matthias Hangst of Getty Images won Sports Photographer of the Year. The POYi competition is run by the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Other... More

World Press Photo Announces Finalists for 2018 Awards

Posted by on Wednesday February 14, 2018 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Aisha, 14, "Boko Haram Strapped Suicide Bombs to Them. Somehow These Teenage Girls Survived." © Adam Ferguson for The New York Times

World Press Photo this morning announced six finalists for the 2018 World Press Photo of the Year. The winner will be announced April 12 at a ceremony in Amsterdam. World Press also announced three finalists in each of its eight photo categories, and three finalists in each of its four Digital Storytelling categories. This is... More

Fund Your Work: Upcoming Grants, Artist-in-Residency Application Deadlines

Posted by on Wednesday January 24, 2018 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Photographers seeking support for long-term projects take note: The deadlines for some big grants are coming up. We’ve paired information on these grants with tips from past winners and judges of many of these awards, grants and artists’ residency programs. Center for Photography at Woodstock Artist-in-Residence Program This photography-based Artist-In-Residence Program was created to expand the... More

Quick Tip: Mike Davis on Editing Your Work for Competitions

Posted by on Friday January 19, 2018 | Awards/Contests/Grants

From “Beckon Us From Home” by Sarah Blesener, winner of the 2017 Alexia Professional grant. © Sarah Blesener/The Alexia Foundation

The Alexia Foundation’s call for 2018 grant applications reminds us how photographers often struggle to edit their own work. We recently asked Mike Davis, chair of the Alexia Grant competition and a professor at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Communications, for his advice about photo editing. Here’s what said about editing for competitions: “I... More

Quick Tip: Dominic Bracco II on Writing Better Pitches and Grant Applications

Posted by on Friday January 5, 2018 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Photographer Dominic Bracco II says working closely with writers has contributed a lot to his success. He has produced and published stories with two writers in particular: Erik Vance and Jeremy Relph. “Collaboration is huge. It’s been really good for me economically,” he says. “A lot of photographers don’t think like writers, but freelance writers... More

Nancy Andrews, Mustafah Abdulaziz Win Alicia Patterson Foundation Grants

Posted by on Wednesday January 3, 2018 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Nancy Andrews (left) and Mustafah Abdulaziz.

The Alicia Patterson Foundation has named its 2018 fellowships to support in-depth reporting on long-term projects. Two of the eight winners are photographers: Mustafah Abdulaziz of New York City and Nancy Andrews of Pittsburgh. All the fellows are awarded either $40,000 for a 12-month grant or $20,000 for a six-month grant. Information on all eight... More

Yunghi Kim Announces Winners of Her $1,000 Yunghi Grants

Posted by on Thursday December 28, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

© Lauren Justice

Ten photojournalists have won $1,000 grants from photographer Yunghi Kim, the founder and sponsor of the Yunghi Grant competition. The winners include: Amber Bracken, for her work about Canada’s indigenous people. Andreea Campeanu, for her project about the sex trade in Romania. Mikala Compton, for a project about a pagan community in Missouri. Marko Drobnjakovic,... More