Grants - Supporting photography and the people who create it
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For us, photography is more than our business – it's our passion. And we believe we have a responsibility to the talented artists who push our industry forward.

That's why in 2004, we announced our grants program. Our goal is to enable photographers, filmmakers and content creators to bring attention to significant social and cultural issues, as well as to take new and inspiring strides in creative work.

Grant recipients are selected by a diverse and distinguished panel of independent judges renowned in the field of photography and communications. Many have directed and edited photography for some of the most celebrated publications in the world, are artistic leaders at award-winning creative agencies or are celebrated photographers themselves and their involvement elevates each of our competitions.

Getty Images Instagram Grant

At Getty Images, we believe that images have the power to move the world and that is why we are proud to announce, in collaboration with Instagram, the inaugural Getty Images Instagram Grant. This new grant will support photographers using Instagram to document stories of social importance from underrepresented communities around the world.

Applications will be accepted between May 7 and June 4, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. GMT.

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Getty Images Creative Grants

In 2015, we are evolving our Creative Grants program to recognize, celebrate and support emerging and established photographic talent. Read more

Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography

We believe that photojournalism is a powerful tool for telling compelling social, political and cultural stories. That is why we continue to offer the Grants for Editorial photography, to help photojournalists pursue projects of personal and journalistic significance.

Applications will be accepted between April 1 and May 13, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. GMT.

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Emerging Talent Award

Each year, to complement our Grants for Editorial Photography, we offer an opportunity for young photographers to receive mentoring and support through our Emerging Talent Award.

Applications will be accepted between April 1 and May 13, 2015.

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The Contour by Getty Images
Portrait Prize

The Contour by Getty Images Portrait Prize recognizes excellence in portrait photography by an emerging photographer. As we re-imagine this grant, it will not be offered in 2015. Please check back in December 2015 for the details of our 2016 grants program.

The Getty Images and Chris Hondros Fund Award

In collaboration with the Chris Hondros Fund, this award recognizes excellence in News coverage by a photojournalist who exemplifies the qualities which award-winning Getty Images photographer Chris Hondros brought to his work. This award, in turn, celebrates his legacy.

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