Thursday, February 16, 2017

Visura Project Grant: Deadline 3 April 2017

Francesco Anselmi, winner of 2016 Visura Grant for Long-term Personal Photography Projects

The 2017 Visura Grant for Personal
Photography Projects

Visura is delighted to announce The 2017 Visura Grant which aims to support the production and development of a personal photography project. Visura awards one winner with a $5000 cash prize. Other photographers are recognized with various levels of recognition from finalist to honorable mention.
Visura will be accepting submissions from Thursday, February 16th, 2017 until Monday, April 3, 2017 at 11:59pm GMT.
The Grant has a three-tiered mission: 1) support a personal project that brings awareness to a socio-cultural and/or political cause relevant to today’s world; 2) recognize photographers for their images, stories, and dedication; 3) present to key industry editors photographers' personal project.
Former Grant winners are: Justin Maxon, Erin Trieb, Andrea Gjestvang, Javad Parsa, Álvaro Laíz, and Franceso Anselmi.
Letter from the co-founder regarding submission fees.


Alvaro Laíz, winner of The 2015 Visura Grant for Long-term Personal Project


Two additional judges will be announced at a later date


Yukiko Yamagata

Acting Interim Director
The Open Society Foundations Documentary Photography Project



Gina Martin

National Geographic
Managing Account Executive Editorial Sales, International


mike davis

Two additional judges will be announced at a later date



Visura will be accepting submissions from Thursday, February 15th, 2017 until Monday, April 3, 2017 at 11:59pm EST. The judging process will take place in three rounds. The winner will be announced via newsletter in May, 2017. The finalists and honorable mentions will also be announced at this time via a newsletter. Results will be available online via


Your application must include the items listed below. There is no entry fee during the application process.
What to submit: Limited one project per photographer. Each Entry consists of a photojournalism project made up of a series of images (minimum of 15 images, maximum 35), a short synopsis and a long written reflection about the project. •
Specs: minimum 1600px on the longest dimension (22.5 inches @ 72 dpi, JPG format)
Text: Include a 700 word written reflection, in First-person, as the Project text describing the project. Ex. What is the story or project about? Where does it take place? If more than one place, please specify. If completed, when was it photographed? If ongoing, when did you begin the story/project? What is the story you want to convey?
How to submit: All submissions are made via a “Project” created from your Visura’s dashboard.
Who can submit: Photojournalists worldwide. All Applicants must have an active PLUS, PRIME or GUILD membership account to submit for consideration.
About the Project: Projects may be ongoing or a recently completed project
Project Privacy Settings: Projects may be 'published' or 'private' within the Visura system
Screen Shot 2017-02-15 at 12.22.40 PM
Erin Trieb, winner of the 2011 Visura Grant for Long-term Personal Projects

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Open only to individuals who are Visura Annual Members with a PLUS, PRIME, or GUILD annual membership, have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction at the time of entry, and DO NOT RESIDE WHERE PROHIBITED. Employees of Foto Visura Inc., and related parties are ineligible. Each entry consists of a project entry form, a series of photographs, a project summary, and a first-person narrative related to the photographs. Entries must be received by Monday, April 3, 2017 at 11:59pm EST. One entry allowed per person. This is a merit-based contest and chance plays no part in the determination of winners. Odds of winning depend on a number of entries received and skill of entrant. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sponsor is Foto Visura Inc. dba Visura, 1319 VT RT 128, Westford, VT 05494.


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