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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

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    The Alexia Grants

    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.

    Deadlines
    The application deadline for the Professional Grant is Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 5 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time. 

    The deadline for the Student Grants is Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at 5 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time.

    Winners Announcement
    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..

    Application Procedure
    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.

    Written Elements
    Submit written elements as PDF documents.

    1. Synopsis: In not more than twenty-five (25) words, write a synopsis of your
    project.

    2. Proposal: A written proposal of not more than 700 words to produce a
    body of work comprised of still or motion body of work that will promote world
    peace and cultural understanding. Nearly all previous grant recipients have
    proposed projects that were already in progress.

    The most effective proposals start by telling a story that takes the reader to the
    setting and engages them emotionally. Then describe why the project is
    important. Then explain how you will accomplish the project. Conclude by
    explaining the outcomes of the project, how it will be used, ideally to bring about
    change. Evidence that you have created partnerships with other organizations is
    advantageous.

    Do not put your name or other identifying information on your proposal. All
    applications will be judged anonymously.
    Only one application per person each year will be accepted.

    For helpful tips on writing a proposal, see our blog post with National Geographic Director of Photography and former Alexia grant judge Sarah Leen.

    3. Resume: A resume which shall include your email address, phone numbers
    and address along with the names, titles and phone numbers of three (3)
    references. Do not send any letters of recommendation.

    Photographs – What and How To Submit

    Submit a body of work consisting of up to twenty (20) photographs. Images
    should demonstrate your ability to accomplish your proposed project. If you
    submit photos that are not related to your proposal, they must have been taken
    within the past two (2) years. There is no time limit on pictures that relate directly
    to your story proposal.

    Image Preparation: 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.

    Ethical Standards: 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:

    Mike Davis
    The Alexia Grant Competition
    Professional Division
    S.I. Newhouse School of Communications
    215 University Place
    Syracuse, NY 13244

    for more info see http://www.alexiafoundation.org/grants

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