Reminder to Apply: Getty Grants

Getty Image Creative Grants

We proudly support photographers, filmmakers and communications professionals who use their talents to promote positive change in our world.

Nonprofits need striking video and imagery to tell their stories effectively. Beyond that, in order to stand out from the documentary style traditionally associated with the nonprofit sector, they need innovative and creative visionaries at their side to produce campaigns which elevate awareness for their cause. This is why the Getty Images Creative Grants provide two grants of $20,000 USD annually, shared equally between the photographer or filmmaker and agency partner to cover costs as they work together to create compelling new imagery and/or video for the nonprofit of their choice.

The Getty Images Creative Grants are designed to support nonprofits which do not currently have the resources to employ photographers or filmmakers and communications professionals but who understand how breakthrough video, imagery or multimedia and strategic thinking about communications are essential to further their mission.

Grant recipients may use the entire award to offset shoot and other campaign expenses, or donate all or part of the funds directly to their charity and contribute their own time and resources to their campaign. At the completion of the project, the photographer or filmmaker and the communications agency involved will be showcased, alongside the nonprofit who benefits from their efforts, to the media and to our customers.

Feel free to contact us with questions about our Creative Grants at or visit

Applications will be accepted April 1 through May 15, 2014 at 11:59pm GMT
Grants will be announced in Sept. 2014


Getty Grants for Editorial Photography

We believe that photojournalism is a powerful tool for telling compelling social, political and cultural stories. We also understand that creating and managing world-class photography assignments requires time, freedom, support and considerable resources.

That is why we continue to offer the Grants for Editorial Photography, which in 2014 will provide five total grants of $10,000 each to photojournalists pursuing projects of personal and journalistic significance.

Since its launch in 2004, the Grants for Editorial Photography celebrate and support independent photojournalism, evidenced by the many dynamic and compelling projects completed over the years.

The Grants for Editorial Photography will be awarded through our annual application proposal process, with applications being accepted beginning April 1, 2014 and will require a 500 word summary of the project proposal, a short bio, and 20-25 images. Specific uploading instructions will be made available when the application portal is opened on April 1.

Feel free to contact us with questions about our Grants for Editorial Photography and the application process at or visit

Applications will be accepted April 1 through May 15, 2014 at 11:59pm GMT
Grants will be announced in Sept. 2014


Getty Emerging Talent Award

To complement our Grants for Editorial Photography program, we offer an opportunity for young photographers to receive mentoring and support through our Emerging Talent Award. Applicants must be under the age of 30 at the time of submission and not associated with any agency. The award will be judged based on the strength of the photographer’s work. The decision as to whether the entrant qualifies as ’emerging’ will be at our discretion. Photographers who have been widely published and/or earned numerous high-profile industry awards may be deemed already established and therefore ineligible. If you are unsure whether you would qualify, please submit an entry and we will make a determination during the judging in July.

To apply, please email a CV or bio and a website showing a selection of your work to If you do not have a website, you may email a low resolution selection of 15-25 images as an example of your work. The total file size should not exceed 8mb.

The deadline will be April 1 and May 15, 2014.

All applications will be reviewed at this time, and winners will be featured for one year. Please visit for more information.


The Contour by Getty Images Portrait Prize

At Getty Images, we are keenly aware of the skill level and attention to detail which portraiture photography requires. To celebrate excellence in portraiture by emerging talent, we have launched the Contour by Getty Images Portrait Prize.

This prize will be a grant of $10,000 USD, awarded to one photographer, with less than five years experience in the field, based on their existing portraiture work. Applicants must submit 10-20 images from their portrait work (either individual images or a series) along with a biography, brief explanation of their approach to portraiture, and description of what they would like to accomplish in their careers, (each in 1000 words or less).

A distinguished panel of judges will determine the winner, whose work will then be exhibited at a location to be selected. More details are forthcoming.

Applications will be accepted beginning April 1 and the deadline will be May 15, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. GMT (London time). The winner will be announced in September. For more information please visit