CALL FOR ENTRIES: ANNOUNCING THE 2014 ALEXIA FOUNDATION GRANTS
The Alexia Foundation is pleased to announce that it will begin accepting applications for its 2014 Professional and Student Grants starting Nov. 15, 2013. The deadline for submissions for the Professional Grant is 2 p.m. Jan. 13, 2014. The deadline for the Student Grant is 2 p.m. on Jan. 27, 2013.
The Professional Grant Recipient will receive $20,000. The Student Winner will receive funding for a semester at the Syracuse University London Program, a $1,000 cash grant to help produce the proposed body of work, a $300 gift card from Dury’s Photo and $500 will be awarded to that student’s academic department. Student Grants will also be awarded to a Second Place Winner, and three Award of Excellence Winners.
We are excited to have added an additional Student Grant this year, the Gilka Grant, honoring Robert E. Gilka. The grant will recognize the best project proposal that also includes a multimedia component. The winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship to attend the Kalish Workshop.
As a heads up, getting close to the opening of entries for the 2014 White House News Photographers Association’s Student Contest. Rules will be posted in early November, but take a look at past winners to see what it’s like.
The last round of winners in the National Press Photographers Association’s Student Quarterly Clip Contest have ben posted. These images were made between May and July, all students should spend some time looking to see what the standard is for photojournalism images right now.
The next deadline is November 7 for images made in August, September and October – start getting your stuff together now so you can enter online.
Sebastian Anthony over at ExtremeTech (a site I'd never heard of until moments ago) has a post up claiming the already-questionable World Press Photo winner may have been faked. Several questions have already been raised about Paul Hansen's winning image from Gaza, but most have been about the amount of toning involved.
The International Center of Photography has announced their Infinity Awards recognizing outstanding achievements in photography. Eight awards were given and MediaStorm produced films on each of the winners.
David Guttenfelder’s is a great look into how his work out of North Korea has come about. If you mouse over the right side, you can see the play list and watch his. (Of course, the Jeff Bridges one is worth watching, too.)
That quote at the end, about building connections, is why we do this work.
Some of the big awards have been announced …
RJ Sangosti of The Denver Post was today named the National Press Photographers Association’s Best Of Photojournalism 2013 Photojournalist of the Year (Larger Markets), and David Weatherwax of The Herald, in Jasper, IN, was selected as the Photojournalist of the Year (Smaller Markets).
Mark Edelson of The Palm Beach Post was today named the National Press Photographers Association’s Best Of Photojournalism 2013 Newspaper Picture Editor of the Year, and Jamie Wellford of Newsweek was selected as the Magazine Picture Editor of the Year.
Congrats to all the winners, and thank you for telling stories that matter.
UGA alumni Alan Spearman and Mark Adams have been honored with a first place in the National Press Photographers Association’s Best Use of Multimedia for their work on Memphis Poverty: What Obama Didn’t See.
Pull up a chair and dig in – the video is narrated by Chris Dean, who grew up in Memphis in some pretty difficult situations, but rose up to be able to introduce President Obama during a visit to the city.
Info is now up on the 2013 LUCEO Student Project Award competition. The winner gets $1,000 and a year’s worth of mentoring from the group.
And that last part is probably worth more than the first part …
Word filtered out yesterday that two alums from my program here at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication sort of, well, won all of the things in the Georgia Press Association’s January clip contest.
- General News, first and second – Sara Caldwell
- Photo story, first – Jon-Michael Sullivan
- Photo story, second and third – Sara Caldwell
- Spot news, second – Jon-Michael Sullivan
- Sports, second – Sara Caldwell
- Sports, third – Jon-Michael Sullivan
- Feature, second – Jon-Michael Sullivan
- Feature, third – Sara Caldwell
So, by my count, of the 15 photo awards for the month, the two of them won 10. In a state wide contest.
And as if that wasn’t enough, they also each had a photo in the Zuma Press Photo of the Day this past weekend.
What a great way to end the week, eh?