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Grants & Competitions

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JGS Quarterly Photography Contest

Joy of Giving Something, Inc. (JGS) established in 2009 an ongoing international quarterly contest that encourages artists to share their unique perspective. Quarterly winners will receive $1,000 and their work will be featured in a solo exhibition at the Forward Thinking Museum. Annual winners will receive the JGS Artist Award in the amount of $5,000 and their work will be featured in a solo exhibition at the FTM.

Submissions must be made by June 30, 2014. For guidelines, visit the Forward Thinking Museum website.

Unseen Dummy Award 2014

Unseen and Lecturis have designed a photobook dummy award to showcase the work of exceptional photographers and designers from around the world and to give them a chance to realise and publish their photobook dummy. The Unseen Dummy Award will give the winning photographer an entry into the international photography industry. An esteemed international jury will come together at Unseen 2014 to select one photobook dummy as the winner. We will announce the jury shortly.

Submissions must be made by July 5, 2014. For guidelines, visit the Unseen website.

En Foco's New Works Photography Fellowship Awards

En Foco's New Works Photography Fellowship Awards is an annual program selecting several U.S. based photographers of Latino, African, or Asian heritage, and Native Peoples of the Americas and Pacific, through a free, national call for entries. New Works helps artists to create or complete an in-depth photographic series exploring themes of their choice, and provides the infrastructure needed for national visibility and a professional exhibition of their new work in the New York area. The goal is to identify and promote talented emerging and mid-career artists, creating a cross-cultural dialogue and providing artists with exposure and growth opportunities.

Submissions must be made by July 7, 2014. For guidelines, visit the En Foco website.

Ian Parry Scholarship

Ian Parry was a photojournalist who died while on assignment for The Sunday Times during the Romanian revolution in 1989. That was 20 years ago, he was just 24 years of age. The Ian Parry Scholarship was created by Aidan Sullivan, then picture editor and Ian's friends and family in order to build something positive from such a tragic death. Each year we hold an international photographic competition for young photographers who are either attending a full-time photographic course or are under 24. Entrants must submit examples of their work from their portfolio and a brief synopsis of a project they would undertake if they won. The prize consists of £3,500 towards their chosen assignment, £500 to those awarded Highly Commended and Commended.

Submissions must be made by July 7, 2014. For guidelines, visit the Ian Parry Scholarship website.

Emerging Photographer Grant 2014

The Emerging Photographer Fund grant was initiated by David Alan Harvey in 2008, and is awarded by the Magnum Foundation, a non-profit created by the member photographers from Magnum Photos, Inc. Funding is designed to support continuation of a photographer's personal project. This body of work may be of either journalistic mission or purely personal artistic imperatives. The primary intent is to support emerging photographers who will become the icons of tomorrow.

Submissions must be made by July 31, 2014. For guidelines, visit the Burn Magazine website.

International Photography Awards

The International Photography Awards (IPA) Competition conducts an annual competition for professional, non-professional and student photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today! Each year, we invite a panel of over 80 Internationally renowned industry leaders in photography to serve on the jury panel.

The Winner of Photographer of the Year Award: $10,000 cash prize, sponsored by AtEdge
The Winner of Discovery of the Year Award: $5,000 cash prize
The Winner of Deeper Perspective of the Year Award: $5,000 cash prize, sponsored by American Society of Media Photographers
The Winner of Moving Image Photographer of the Year Award: $2,500 cash prize
Title Winners are presented with a Lucie Statue at the Lucie Awards, November 2, 2014 at the Carnegie Hall

Submissions must be made by August 30, 2014. For more information and submission guidelines, visit the IPA website.

© Lavonne Hall
© Lavonne Hall

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