Getty Images Reportage Grant for Editorial Photography 2019 (Up to $15,000)

Getty Images Reportage Grant for Editorial Photography 2019 (Up to $15,000)

Deadline: May 15, 2019

Entries are invited for the Getty Images Reportage Grant for Editorial Photography 2019. The Getty Images Reportage Grant continues the tradition of their Editorial Grants program, which, from its founding in 2004, has supported independent photojournalists around the world by providing the creative freedom necessary to pursue work that is personally important to them.

Getty Images’ dedication to excellence in photojournalism means they understand that creating and managing in-depth photography assignments requires time, freedom, support and considerable resources. This year, they are awarding three grants to support new or ongoing documentary photography projects. Winners will be announced in September.


  • Three winners will receive $15,000 prize
  • Recognition in media coverage of grant winners
  • Assurance that you retain copyrights to the images you submit for judges’ review
  • Option to have Getty Images’ editorial guidance throughout your project


  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old and presently engaged as a professional photojournalist. A professional photojournalist, for the purposes of the Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography, is one who derives the majority of his or her income from documenting issues and events through still photography;
  • Applicants may apply as individuals or teams;
  • Getty Images employees may not apply. Contributors to Getty Images who are not employees are eligible. By submitting an application, applicant certifies that he or she is eligible to apply for the grant and agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions.


  • Summary of the project proposal (min 300 words, max 500)
  • A short biography detailing who you are and what you’ve done
  • 20-25 original images either related to the proposal or unrelated portfolio images
  • The proposals must be in English and be submitted electronically

Selection Criteria

Grants will be awarded by independent judges selected by Getty Images for their expertise and experience. Selection will be based on the judges’ determination of applicant’s ability to execute the submitted project with compelling a visual narrative in a documentary feature format, taking into account the caliber of portfolio, the project’s merit and professional ability.


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For more information, visit Getty Images Reportage Grant.