Getty Images' Disability Stories Grant Program 2020

Publish Date: Oct 21, 2019

Deadline: Nov 01, 2019

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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.

As one of the largest media companies, Verizon Media seeks to provide equal access by making its own products and brands accessible and encouraging others to do the same. With real-time captioning for Yahoo Finance’s eight hours of live streaming, screen reader optimized apps like Yahoo Mail and Yahoo Fantasy, helping advertisers reach a more diverse audience with captioned ad products, and more, Verizon Media is transforming how people of all abilities stay informed and entertained, communicate and connect.

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Prizes and Benefits

  • 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.


Links to existing portfolio of work online.A 200-500-word summary of the project proposal describing your approach and include an inspirational mood board.All the required fields indicated on the application found on the Submittable website which is linked below.The proposals must be in English.All submissions must be digital. Prints, books, slides or transparencies or other such materials will not be reviewed by judges nor returned to applicant.

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