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The Contour by Getty Images Portrait Prize

At Getty Images, we are keenly aware of the skill level and attention to detail which portraiture photography requires. To celebrate excellence in portraiture by emerging talent, we have launched the Contour by Getty Images Portrait Prize.

A distinguished panel of judges will determine the winner of the prize, which will be a grant of $10,000 USD, awarded to one photographer, with less than five years’ experience in the field, based on their existing portraiture work. Applicants must submit 10-20 images from their portrait work (either individual images or a series) along with a biography, brief explanation of their approach to portraiture, and description of what they would like to accomplish in their careers, (each in 1000 words or less).

Applications will be accepted beginning June 24 and the deadline will be August 5, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. GMT (London time). The winner will be announced in October 2015.

About Contour:
Contour is Getty Images' high-end portraiture offering. We combine the attention and high touch of a boutique agency with the strength of Getty's global distribution. Our diverse international roster of photographers includes Anton Corbijn, David Lachapelle, Frederic Auerbach, George Holz, Harry Benson, Jonathan Becker, Julian Broad, Steve Pyke, Yu Tsai, and partners such as the Los Angeles Times and Figaro Madame and Paris Match, amongst others.

About Contour Style:
Contour Style is a beauty, fashion, interior, lifestyle collection showcasing Contour photographers' and partners' best beauty, fashion, fitness, interior, food and travel editorial images.


Application deadlines

Applications will be accepted between June 24 and August 5, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. GMT

Grants will be announced in October 2015.

Judges for this year

To be announced

Application details

Portrait Prize FAQ (PDF, 209 KB)

Read the Terms and Conditions here (PDF, 195 KB)

An online application system will be available June 24, 2015.

No grants currently open for applications at this time.

Grant recipients and judges

Each year a panel of celebrated and independent judges awards our grants. The winning photographers then take very personal journeys, each in pursuit of their vision.

See the 2014 recipient and judges