We will begin accepting applications for the 2017 Grants on Jan. 2.
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. See rules below for details on each.
The application deadline for the Professional Grant is Tuesday, January 29, 2017 at 5 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time.
The deadline for the Student Grants is Friday, February 14, 2017, at 5 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time.
Winners will be announced on or about April 8, 2017. Judging takes place at Syracuse University March 24 and 25 at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and is open to the public..
Your application must include the items listed below – there is no form to fill out in advance. Once those are ready, click the submit button at right and follow instructions from there. You will be prompted to pay the $50 entry fee during the application process.
Digital photo files must be formatted as medium-quality JPEG images at 5000 pixels at the longest dimension at 72 dpi. Each image must have a caption in the file’s metadata/exif caption field. Do not include your name in captions or exif fields. You may provide URLs for no more than two (2) of your motion pieces - which should reflect your proposed project or a topic or approach that is similar to your proposed subject.
The Alexia Foundation follows ethical photojournalistic standards as set forth by organizations such as the National Press Photographers Association, World Press Photo and Pictures of the Year International. Images may not be altered to change the structural integrity of photographed scenes. Toning of images - saturation, contrast, vignetting, dynamic range, etc. - must be within reasonable limits, as determined by the panel of judges.
For Staff Photographers
If you are a staff photographer: Professional Grant applicants who are staff photographers must provide written permission from their employer granting them a leave of absence of approximately three (3) months over the course of a year to allow time to complete their project. It is not necessary for this time to be taken in a single block. While all other application elements will be submitted online, the letter of permission must be mailed to:
The Alexia Grant Competition
S.I. Newhouse School of Communications
To APPLY click "Further official information" below.