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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 December 31, 2014. For guidelines, visit the Forward Thinking Museum website.

Alexia Foundation Grant for Professionals and Students

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.

Apply for the professional grant by January 29, 2015. Apply for the student grant by February 2, 2015. For guidelines, visit the Alexia Foundation website.

Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize

First announced a year after the Center for Documentary Studies's founding at Duke University, the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize was created to encourage collaboration between documentary writers and photographers in the tradition of the acclaimed photographer Dorothea Lange and writer and social scientist Paul Taylor. This year, the CDS is proud to re-launch the Lange-Taylor Prize, which supports documentary artists who are involved in extended, ongoing fieldwork projects that rely on and exploit, in intriguing and effective ways, the interplay of words and images in the creation and presentation of their work.

The winner will receive $10,000, a solo exhibition at the Center for Documentary Studies, and inclusion in the Archive of Documentary Arts at Rubenstein Library, Duke University.

Submissions must be made by May 7, 2015. For guidelines, visit the CDS website.

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