“We are honored to work with our esteemed panel of judges, and we really enjoy seeing the incredible projects that photographers are working on around the globe," says Erick Danzer, founder and CEO of Photocrati Media.
Boulder, CO (PRWEB) January 15, 2013
Photocrati is pleased to announce that the fourth annual Photocrati Fund competition is now open. The Photocrati Fund offers a $5,000 grant to one photographer each year to undertake an environmental or humanitarian photography project. At the completion of the project, the grant winner’s images will be displayed as a photo essay on Photocrati.com.
Selected by a prestigious panel of some of the world’s top environmental and cultural photographers, the award winner joins an elite group of Photocrati Fund Fellows. Past recipients of the award have covered overfishing in Chile, the conflicts surrounding conservation of endangered habitat for Stone sheep, and global energy poverty. Judges of the grant have included Michael “Nick” Nichols, Steve McCurry, Art Wolfe and Jim Brandenburg.
“This is one of our favorite times of the year,” says Erick Danzer, founder and CEO of Photocrati Media. “We are honored to work with our esteemed panel of judges, and we really enjoy seeing the incredible projects that photographers are working on around the globe. It is inspiring.”
The Photocrati Fund offers a unique chance for a photographer to gain upfront funding for an important project. The presentation of the completed work on Photocrati.com serves as a platform for the photographer and the topic as well.
Applications for the 2013 Photocrati Fund competition will be accepted from Tuesday, January 15, 2013 through Tuesday April 30, 2013 (11:59 p.m. Mountain Time). The grant winner will be announced at the end of June 2013.
Grant applicants should submit a one-page project statement (including a rough budget) and bio, along with a link to an online portfolio of 20-30 themed images to: fund(at)photocrati(dot)com. For complete Photocrati Fund rules and guidelines please see visit the Photocrati Fund page at Photocrati.com.
To learn about Peter DiCampo’s winning 2012 project, Life Without Lights, please visit the Photocrati Fund blog post at Photocrati.com.
Photocrati Media is one of the leading providers of WordPress solutions for photographers, including NextGEN Gallery, the most popular WordPress gallery plugin with 6 million downloads, and Photocrati, one of the most popular WordPress themes for photographers. Photocrati also manages the Photographer’s SEO Community and Best of Wedding Photography, and proudly sponsors the Photocrati Fund.