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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 April 1 and the deadline will be May 15, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. GMT (London time). The winner will be announced in September.

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 David Lachapelle, George Holz, Greg Gorman, Harry Benson, Jonathan Becker, Julian Broad, Steve Pyke, Lorenzo Agius, 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 April 1 through May 28, 2014 at 11:59pm GMT

Grants will be announced in Sept. 2014


Judges for this year

Terry O'Neill, Photographer

Cheryl Newman, Director of Photography, Telegraph Magazine

Stuart Smith, Designer

Michael Hirschl, Director of Creative Delivery, BergHind Joseph Agency

Meet the judges


Application details

Portrait Prize FAQ (PDF, 42 KB)

Read the Terms and Conditions here (PDF, 34 KB)

Apply here
Between April 1 and May 28

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 recipient and judges