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Getty Images Creative Bursary 2019

Getty Images Creative Bursary 2019

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Country: USA
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Getty Images’ mission is to move the world with images. However, it recognizes that breaking into the commercial industry can be difficult. In a time when little budget exists for extensive creative art-directed shoots, establishing yourself as a new photographer is tougher than ever. Yet in today’s digital age, it is vital as an industry to attract and nurture emerging photographic talent. Getty Images Creative Bursary, now in its second year, exists to provide the emerging commercial talent. With financial freedom, emerging photographers can explore their own projects of personal and creative significance – projects and productions that without funding, may otherwise never get off the ground.

In conjunction with Verizon Media, Getty Images will award $40,000 in total, shared by five recipients. Dedicated toward elevating the work of still photographers using their talents to create inclusive visual stories depicting life with a disability, Disability Stories, is open to all photographers who have been shooting for less than five years.

Getty Images Creative Bursary

The selection committee awards the Getty Images Creative Bursary to six candidates as:

  • One First Place Award: $15,000
  • One Second Place Award: $10,000
  • Three Third Place Awards: $5,000 each

Additionally, the successful recipients are invited to license their award-winning content through GettyImages.com, at a 100% royalty rate for imagery created within their proposed project (please see T&Cs for details). You will also receive guidance and mentorship from one of Getty Images’ award-winning Art Directors, as well as a feature on our Creative Insights website, in addition to promotion on our relevant social channels.

Eligibility for the Getty Images Creative Bursary

The Getty Images Creative Bursary is open to individuals who

  • are of a country or jurisdiction in which the competition fully satisfies all legal requirements for a contest of this nature;
  • are of legal age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence as of the date of entry;
  • Further, applicants must emerging photographer
  • Applicants can also apply as individuals or teams.
  • Employees of Getty Images, Verizon Media, and their parent and affiliate companies are not eligible for the bursary.

How to apply for the Getty Images Creative Bursary

Submission for the Getty Images Creative Grants requires applicants to complete and submit the online application. Along with the application, the candidates must provide:

  • Links to the existing portfolio of work online.
  • Likewise, a 200-500-word summary of the project proposal describing your approach and include an inspirational mood board.
  • Further, the applicants must fill all the required fields indicated on the application.
  • Also, the proposals must be in English.
  • All submissions must be digital. Prints, books, slides or transparencies or other such materials will not be reviewed by judges nor returned to the applicant.


Candidates can submit the application for the Getty Images Creative Grants until 1 November 2019. Applications arriving after the deadline are ineligible for the reward.


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline01 November,2019
Open toAll Nationalities
OrganizerGetty Images
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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