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Getty Images Creative Bursary, Disability Stories

Award: First Place, $15,000

Deadline: 11/01/2019

Guidelines link: Click here for guidelines

Disciplines: Visual

Location: Local (Cleveland Area)

Getty Images’ mission is to move the world with images and we believe in this power, yet we recognize that breaking into the commercial industry can be difficult. In a time when little budget exists for extensive creative art-directed shoots, establishing yourself as a new photographer is tougher than ever, yet in today’s digital age, it is vital as an industry that we continue to attract and nurture emerging photographic talent.

Getty Images Creative Bursary, now in its second year, exists to provide emerging commercial talent with the financial freedom to explore their own projects of personal and creative significance - projects and productions that without funding, may otherwise never get off the ground.

In conjunction with Verizon Media, our first-ever Bursary partner, we will award $40,000 in total, shared by five recipients, as part of our fall 2019 Creative Bursary. Dedicated toward elevating the work of still photographers using their talents to create inclusive visual stories depicting life with disability, Disability Stories, is open to all photographers who have been shooting for less than five years.

Deadline to submit is November 1, 2019

One First Place Award: $15,000
One Second Place Award: $10,000
Three Third Place Awards: $5,000 each

Additionally, the successful recipients are invited to license their award-winning content through, at a 100% royalty rate for imagery created within their proposed project (please see T&Cs for details). You will also receive guidance and mentorship from one of Getty Images’ award-winning Art Directors, as well as a feature on our Creative Insights website, in addition to promotion on our relevant social channels. Please note, this additional support is not a requirement of the Creative Bursary and choosing to take advantage of this this opportunity is at your discretion.

See the GUIDELINES LINK above for full details and submission instructions.