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Getty Images Instagram Grant

Welcome to the Getty Images Grants application system. To ensure your application qualifies, please adhere to all of the guidelines and eligibility requirements or it will not be submitted to judges for consideration.

The purpose of this grant is to support photographers using Instagram to document stories from underrepresented communities around the world. We recognize that Instagram has introduced new opportunities for emerging voices, outside the mainstream media, to create and share projects of social importance. This grant provides financial support and mentorship to amplify their impact.

Please contact us at grants2@gettyimages.com with any questions.

Before you begin to register and apply please prepare the following:
  • Personal background information, maximum 500 words.
  • Details on your approach to using Instagram and how you intend to use the funds to support new or ongoing projects of social impact on Instagram.
  • 10-20 images from your Instagram account, including links, sized at a minimum of 1000x1000 pixels at 72dpi.
  • Please use the following file naming convention: Lastname_Firstname_Instagramlink.jpg
    • example: Guttenfelder_David_instagram.com/p/ueaDbgw8.jpg
    • FOR WINDOWS USERS: If you are unable to save the file with the entire Instagram URL, please name your image files as follows:
      Lastname_Firstname_Final Characters after the “/p/” in the URL:
      • Example: Guttenfelder_David_ ueaDbgw8.jpg

Important notes: There is no fee to apply to the Getty Images Instagram Grant and applicants retain all copyrights to their imagery submitted for the judges' review.

Application deadline

June 4, 2015 at 11.59 p.m. GMT (London Time).
Grant winners will be announced in September.

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