DEADLINE EXTENDED: Apply Now For NPPA's 2013 Short Grants

Jul 25, 2013 Short Grants
Injured Marine Cpl. Manny Jimenez was the subject of a story by photojournalist Victor J. Blue, who had been on patrol with Jimenez in the Helmand province when the Marine was struck by an IED. Continuing to tell the Marine's story was supported by an NPPA Short Grant. Photograph by Victor J. Blue
Injured Marine Cpl. Manny Jimenez was the subject of a story by photojournalist Victor J. Blue, who had been on patrol with Jimenez in the Helmand province when the Marine was struck by an IED. Continuing to tell the Marine's story was supported by an NPPA Short Grant. Photograph by Victor J. Blue

DEADLINE EXTENDED: The deadline to apply for an NPPA Short Grant has been extended until Thursday August 15 at 3:00 p.m. EST

 

DURHAM, NC (July 25, 2013) – The National Press Photographers Association is pleased to announce the 2013 Short Grants program, six grants of $3,000 each that will be awarded to support photojournalists who are creating compelling picture stories in their communities.

The grant is designed for funding projects small enough in scale that the bulk of the work can be accomplished in two weeks or less.

Judging will take place in August. The judges will be Sung Park; 2012 Short Grant winner Torsten Kjellstrand; and Melissa Lyttle.

The 2012 Short Grant winners were Jared Soares, Amanda Lucier, Paul Kitagaki Jr., Torsten Kjellstrand, Christopher Capozziello, and Jenn Ackerman. The 2011 Short Grants winners were Victor J. Blue, Gabriela Bulisova, Mary F. Calvert, Matt Eich, and Mark Ovaska.

The grants are made possible with funds from overseas reprographic rights organizations which give money to organizations like NPPA, through the Author’s Coalition of America, to benefit U.S.-based professional photographers.

According to the guidelines of the funding NPPA is using, eligible applicants must currently reside in the United States and make their living primarily through still photography. The still photographs must have been published by a publisher and distributed overseas in a manner that is reasonably capable of being reproduced abroad (for example, photocopied.) There is additional detailed information on the application.

NPPA past president Alicia Wagner Calzada is the chair of the NPPA Short Grants program.

NPPA executive director Mindy Hutchison said that applications will be accepted online through 3 p.m. Thursday, August 15, 2013.

For information about the NPPA Short Grants, see this Web page. Email questions can be directed to short_grants@nppa.org.