Getty Images offers creative grants to photographers promoting positive change

Ever tried using Getty Images? Now’s your chance to work with one of the largest and most popular image banks in the world.

According to the Getty Images website, the creative grants are meant to “proudly support photographers and communications professionals who use their talents to promote positive change in our world.”

It says, “Nonprofits need striking imagery and video to effectively tell their stories. Beyond that, in order to stand out from the documentary style traditionally associated with the nonprofit sector, they need innovative and creative visionaries at their side to produce campaigns which elevate awareness for their cause. This is why the Getty Images Creative Grants provide two grants of $15,000 annually, to cover photographer (or filmmaker) and agency costs as they work together to create compelling new imagery for the nonprofit of their choice.”

This year’s judges are: Jonny Bauer, Head of Strategy, Droga5; Karl Heiselman, CEO, Wolff Olins; and Nick Law, EVP, Chief Creative Officer – North America, R/GA.

Deadline for applications is on March 1, 2012. Grants will be announced in June. For complete application procedures, terms and conditions, and FAQs, click HERE.

Niña Terol-Zialcita

Niña Terol-Zialcita is a “Communicator, Connector, idea Curator, and Changemaker” who uses the power of words and ideas to advocate causes and promote the Philippines at its best. She is’s Deputy Editor, as well as Editor-in-Chief of asianTraveler, the longest-running travel magazine in the Philippines. When she is not writing, blogging, or traveling, Niña is conducting writing workshops with Writer’s Block Philippines, hanging out at art galleries and cafés, and performing poetry with her husband, percussionist and performance artist Paul Zialcita. She is also the author of the book "[r]evolutionaries: The new generation of Filipino youth and youth organizations".

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