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Getty Images believes in the power of photojournalism to bring attention to significant social and cultural issues. We also know the rigors of executing world-class photography assignments, and understand that in order to produce their best work, photojournalists need time, freedom and support.

Getty Images is thus pleased to offer Grants for Editorial Photography.

More than 160 photographers from around the world submitted applications for the second round of the 2005 Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography. The majority of those applications met all submission requirements and were evaluated by three independent judges during the week of August 8, 2005. Each judge considered the anonymous projects and sample photographs independently, and then agreed to select three winning projects.

Read more about the 2005 judges
Read more about the 2006 judges
  The winners for September 2005

Getty Images congratulates Balazs Gardi (Hungary), Scott Lewis (US) and Kai Wiedenhöefer (Germany) for their outstanding editorial photography proposals. In September 2005 at Visa Pour L’image in Perpignan, France, these winners will receive their grants of $20,000 each to complete the work that they have proposed.

Read more about Balazs Gardi, Scott Lewis and Kai Wiedenhöefer

More than a monetary award, Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography provide photographers with the creative freedom and collaborative editorial support necessary to produce documentary features that raise the bar of visual excellence.

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  The next rounds of awards

In 2006, Getty Images will award five photojournalists individual grants of $20,000 each, for a total of $100,000. Grant recipients are given the opportunity to sign a one-year exclusive rights deal with Getty Images whereby their work will be marketed and available for license to customers worldwide through www.gettyimages.com, while retaining copyright of their imagery.

2006 Grant Application Deadlines:

Round 1: November 15, 2005
(two grants will be announced February 2006)

Round 2: June 15, 2006
(three grants will be announced September 2006)

More information about the grants program
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