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Final Call for Applications to Receive Getty Images Grants - Deadline 15 Nov

1 November 2005


Photojournalists Have Until November 15th 2005 for Next Two Individual Grants of $20,000

Photographers have just a few more days to submit applications for the next two Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography. The application deadline is November 15, 2005 for the individual grants of $20,000, which fund, support and inspire the best global talent in photojournalism.

Applicants must submit a written proposal of 500 words or less to explain the scope, significance and journalistic merit of their chosen project, along with a supporting portfolio of previous work. All applications that meet the entry criteria will be judged by a panel of independent judges and the selected winners will be announced in February 2006. Application and guideline details can be found at www.gettyimages.com/contributors

In addition to a $20,000 grant, the recipients will receive project execution support from Getty Images' team of photo editors. While retaining copyright of their imagery, winners may also elect to receive a one year rights deal with Getty Images whereby their produced work will be marketed and available for license through www.gettyimages.com to customers worldwide.

David Laidler , Getty Images’ director of editorial photography commented: ”Getty Images’ Grants for Editorial Photography support our commitment to fostering the next generation of photojournalistic talent. We have already funded 5 projects which are all currently being executed by the winning photojournalists and I am delighted that Getty Images will be shortly awarding another two grants.”

For this round of grants selections, the judges include Giovanna Calvenzi, director of photography of Sportweek, the weekly magazine of La Gazzetta dello Sport; Susan Smith, deputy director of photography and illustrations of National Geographic and US based award winning photojournalist David Burnett.

F or further information about the application guidelines and the 2005 grant recipients, photojournalists should visit www.gettyimages.com/contributors

 

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