Grants Alexia Foundation Photography Grants
International Deadline: January 31; February 14, 2017 – The Alexia Foundation offers production grants to students and professional photographers to give them the financial ability to produce substantial stories that drive change in the effort to make the world a better place. Students also get scholarship opportunities. See details on each below.
The application deadline for the Professional Grant is Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 5 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time.
The deadline for the Student Grants is Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at 5 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time.
2017 STUDENT GRANTS ELIGIBILITY
Applicants must be actively pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree in an accredited college or university in the U.S. or internationally but may not apply if you graduated as of the end of 2016. No student who has worked as a professional photographer for more than one (1) year is eligible. (“Professional photographer” shall be defined as earning more than one-half (1/2) of your gross annual income from photography (sales, assignments, etc.)
2017 PROFESSIONAL GRANT ELIGIBILITY
Photographers and visual journalists from any country may apply for this Grant. Proposals for projects that have already received grants or awards of more than $10,100 in the previous calendar year are not eligible. The Grant is made to an individual photographer; project proposals that involve multiple content producers will not be accepted – unless you also submit a motion piece with your still images. You must be the primary creator on motion pieces but may have produced the piece with a small support team.
PHOTOGRAPHS – What and How To Submit
Submit a body of work consisting of up to twenty (20) photographs. Images should demonstrate your ability to accomplish your proposed project. If you submit photos that are not related to your proposal, they must have been taken within the past two (2) years. There is no time limit on pictures that relate directly to your story proposal.
FOR STAFF PHOTOGRAPHERS
If you are a staff photographer: Professional Grant applicants who are staff photographers must provide written permission from their employer granting them a leave of absence of approximately three (3) months over the course of a year to allow time to complete their project. It is not necessary for this time to be taken in a single block.
The Alexia Foundation follows ethical photojournalistic standards as set forth by organizations such as the National Press Photographers Association, World Press Photo and Pictures of the Year International. Images may not be altered to change the structural integrity of photographed scenes. Toning of images – saturation, contrast, vignetting, dynamic range, etc. – must be within reasonable limits, as determined by the panel of judges.
APPLICATION – $50 entry fee
We will begin accepting applications for the 2017 Grants on Jan. 2, 2017. You can review complete guidelines on our website now.
Winners will be announced on or about April 8, 2017. Judging takes place at Syracuse University March 24 and 25 at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and is open to the public.
The Alexia Foundation promotes the power of photojournalism to give voice to social injustice, to respect history lest we forget it and to understand cultural difference as our strength – not our weakness.
Through grants, scholarships and special projects, The Alexia Foundation supports photographers as agents for change.
The Alexia Foundation for World Peace
PO Box 87
Bloomingdale, NJ 07403