NPPA $6K Short Grant Winners Announced

In a Short Grant photograph by Pete Marovich, Mt. Pleasant resident Darryl Stoneworth harvested sweetgrass on property owned by the Okeetee Hunt Club near Hardeeville, SC. With all of the traditional areas to harvest the grass in Mt. Pleasant now shut off to the Gullah due to the development of shopping centers and private residential communities, Stoneworth travels the 90 miles south to Hardeeville a few times each week during the month of July to pull the grass. Photograph by Pete Marovich
In a Short Grant photograph by Pete Marovich, Mt. Pleasant resident Darryl Stoneworth harvested sweetgrass on property owned by the Okeetee Hunt Club near Hardeeville, SC. With all of the traditional areas to harvest the grass in Mt. Pleasant now shut off to the Gullah due to the development of shopping centers and private residential communities, Stoneworth travels the 90 miles south to Hardeeville a few times each week during the month of July to pull the grass. Photograph by Pete Marovich
Today the National Press Photographers Association announced the winners of the NPPA’s Short Grants. This year’s winners are Preston Gannaway, Stephen Reiss, Brendan Hoffman, Michael Forster Rothbart, Pete Marovich, and Richard Tsong-Taatarii. The photographers will be awarded $6,000 USD to further or complete a community photography story.

NPPA Short Grants Doubled To $6K Each

The National Press Photographers Association today announced the opening of the 2014 Short Grants entry period. The announcement included news of two major enhancements to the program. First, the grant awards have been doubled in size from previous years, with six winners now receiving $6,000 grants. Second, the scope of the program has been expanded to include eligibility for a limited number of international projects.

NPPA Announces Seven 2013 Short Grant Winners

Seven talented photojournalists will be receiving $3,000 each to work on photography projects as winners of the 2013 NPPA Short Grants Competition. The winners are Matt Black, Diane Weiss, April Saul, Cengiz Yar Jr., John Locher, William Plowman, and Logan Mock-Bunting.

NPPA Short Grants Judges' Comments

DURHAM, NC (October 14, 2013) – The NPPA Short Grant judges this year were Melissa Lyttle, Torsten Kjellstrand, and Sung Park. 

Here are the judges' comments following the competition:

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Apply Now For NPPA's 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 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.

Mark Ovaska: Muck City, supported by NPPA Short Grant

Photojournalist Mark Ovaska's essay "Muck City" has appeared in The New York Times Sunday Review "Exposures" section. Ovaska's essay was supported by one of NPPA's Short Grants.
Photojournalist Mark Ovaska's essay "Muck City" has appeared in The New York Times Sunday Review "Exposures" section. Ovaska's essay was supported by one of NPPA's Short Grants.
Photojournalist Mark Ovaska's essay "Muck City" has appeared in The New York Times Sunday Review "Exposures" section. Ovaska's essay was supported by one of NPPA's Short Grants.