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iStock is proud to be partnering with Creative Access UK to help us award $5,000 to a UK or EU based photographer or videographer who is dedicated to  draw attention to, and depict, underrepresented communities through their commercial photography work and has been working professionally for less than three years.

These grants are open to commercial photographers and videographers which meet each partner's specific eligibility criteria.

  • One $5,000 USD prize awarded by judges Josie Dobrin and Vanessa Martins
  • The successful recipients will be invited to license their award‑winning content through GettyImages.com and iStock.com at a 100% royalty rate for imagery created within their proposed project (please see T&Cs for details).  This is subject to you entering into a separate agreement with iStock allowing for the distribution of your content.
  • Winners  who choose to license their imagery will receive guidance and mentorship from one of the judges or a Getty Images’ award‑winning Art Directors, as well as a feature on the Getty Images Creative Insights website, in addition to promotion on relevant Getty Images and iStock social channels. Please note, this additional support is not a requirement of the grants and choosing to take advantage of this opportunity is at your discretion.
  • Applicants must apply using the online application linked in each partner's homepage below. Grants will be awarded by two industry‑leading creative leaders selected for their expertise and experience representing the partner organization. Selection will be based on the judges’ determination of the applicant’s ability to execute the submitted project with a compelling commercial visual narrative based on either still images or video. 
  • The jury will consider the caliber of the portfolio, the project's merit and the artist’s professional ability. The judges will also be assessing how the submitted projects draw attention to, and depict, underrepresented communities through their commercial photography work.
  • Must meet each partner organization specific eligibility criteria
  • Must include link(s) to existing portfolio of work online
  • Application should include a 200‑500‑word summary of the proposed project and an explanation as to how the project will draw attention to, and depict, underrepresented communities through their commercial photography work
  • A short biography detailing who you are and what you’ve done
  • All submissions must be digital. Prints, books, slides or transparencies or other such materials will not be reviewed by judges nor returned to applicant


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