Alexia Foundation Photojournalism Grants 2016


Deadline:

March 03, 2016

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Work that helps bring about change is more valued. 

The Alexia Foundation offers a Student Alexia Grant to enable current college student photographers to produce substantial bodies of work that share the Foundation’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding. Grants are administered by the Foundation and the endowed Alexia Chair at The Newhouse School at Syracuse University. Alexia Foundation Grants were created to support still photographers and that remains our primary mission. We recognize that the profession more and more calls for a diverse range of story forms. Therefore, while your submissions must have a set of still photographs, you may also submit other story forms as part of your grant application submission. Those may include audio, motion, VR or any other visual format.

Eligibility

Applicants must be duly enrolled full-time students in an accredited college or university in the U.S. or abroad in a degree program in the spring of 2016 as either graduate or undergraduate students. No student who has completed more than one (1) year of full-time professional experience is eligible. (“Full-time professional experience” shall be defined as earning more than one-half (1/2) of your gross annual income from photography (sales, assignments, etc.)

Judging Criteria & Process

The Grant was established to help promote world peace and cultural understanding. The strength of your written proposal will be judged equally to your image-making skills. The Grant goes to those who clearly and concisely propose significant projects that share in the Foundation’s mission and who demonstrate the ability to accomplish their proposals by showing images of the highest caliber. Photographs you submit with your proposal may be about your proposal’s subject or of past work that is of a similar type. (It is rare that a grant recipient has not already started work on the project that she or he is
proposing.)

Student Grant applications will be judged in two rounds. First, members of the Alexia Board and its Advisory Council will review submissions and forward the top tier of entries to a panel of judges who will read and rank the story proposals for all those portfolios brought forward. The second and final round of judging takes place at Syracuse University and is by a three-member panel. Winning recipients are chosen based on the judging panel’s determination of the combination of the strongest proposal and photographs.

Student Awards

Grants are given for First Place and, at judges’ discretion, Award(s) of Excellence. Grants do vary between undergraduate and graduate students.
 
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS

First Place Award if Recipient is an Undergraduate Student:
• Tuition for one semester at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Tuition for a semester is approximately $21,000.
• $1,000 cash grant to help produce the proposed body of work.
• $500 will be awarded to the student’s academic department.
 
Award(s) of Excellence if Recipient is an Undergraduate Student (Each recipient to receive):
• $1,500 to be applied to tuition at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, upon acceptance. Or tuition to attend one of the following workshops: a MediaStorm one-day workshop, a Momenta Photo Workshop, a Kalish Workshop, which is provided by The Gilka Grant.
• $500 cash grant to help produce the proposed picture story or multimedia project.
 
GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS

First Place if Recipient is a graduate student:
• This award pays tuition for three graduate-level classes and program fees
during the Fall semester at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of
Public Communications, up to a maximum of $15,000.
• $1,000 cash grant to help produce the proposed picture story.
• $500 will be awarded to the student’s academic department.
 
Award(s) of Excellence if the Recipient is a Graduate Student: Each recipient to receive:
• $1,500 to be applied toward tuition at Syracuse University. Or tuition to attend one of the following workshops: a MediaStorm one-day workshop, a Momenta Photo Workshop, a Kalish Workshop, which is provided by The Gilka Grant.
• $500 cash grant to help produce the proposed picture story or multimedia project.



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February 19, 2016
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