Winners Announced

Getty Images and Gay Times, in association with Skittles and Queer Britain are on the hunt for emerging UK photographers to capture the authentic lived experience of members of the LGBTQ+ community.
We are offering Five grants of £1000 each to emerging UK based photographers that are looking to take their first steps into the world of professional photography. The prize includes the opportunity for mentoring from Getty Images photographers and loan of equipment from Fujifilm to undertake the project.
All you need to do to enter the selection process is tell us in 500 words what aspects of the LGBTQ+ experience you plan to capture and why that is important to you, in addition to submitting 10‑15 of your best images to showcase your skill behind the lens and understanding of the subject matter.

Prize & Benefits

Five winners will each receive:
  • A cash grant of £1000
  • The opportunity to attend a Getty Images Editorial photography masterclass
  • The opportunity to borrow Fujifilm photographic equipment to complete the project
  • The opportunity to attend a Getty Images Editorial photography masterclass and receive guidance & mentorship from Getty Images photographers.  Please note, this additional support is not a requirement of the recolouring the rainbow editorial Grant and choosing to take advantage of this opportunity is at your discretion. 
  • The successful recipients may be invited to license their winning content through for a royalty rate up to 100%  for imagery created within their proposed project (please see T&Cs for details).  This is subject to you entering into a separate agreement with Getty Images allowing for the distribution of your content. 
  • The possibility of further paid editorial assignments with Getty Images & Gay Times
  • A Skittles Taste the Rainbow  Package
  • A private tour of Queer Britain


  • You must be a UK resident to apply
  • Links to existing portfolio of work online or submission of 10‑15 original images to illustrate your style
  • The submission must include: a 200‑500 word summary of the project proposal and an explanation as to how the project is showing true intersectionality in expression of identity as a member of the LGBTQ+ community and cultural nuances through editorial photography and videography
  • A short biography detailing who you are and what experience you have 
  • All the required fields indicated on the application found on the Submittable website
  • The applications 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 applicant.
Judges to be announced.