The National Press Photographers Association announced a new initiative aimed at helping the aspiring photojournalist. In association with the Authors Coalition of America (ACA), the NPPA will be distributing five grants of $3,000 to each competition winner. Contestants will need to create compelling stories from his or her community by way of current photojournalism techniques.
The NPPA states:
Photographers often don’t have the time or the funding that they used to have to work on compelling stories in their community. So NPPA is bringing back the community photo story project through the NPPA Short Grants, with five awards of $3,000 each. The grant is designed for funding projects small enough in scale that the bulk of the work can be accomplished in two weeks or less … “One of NPPA’s primary goals is to support established photographers and encourage their growth,” Hutchison said. “The ACA funding has allowed us to continue our commitment to the advancement of visual journalists.”
The official terms and details can be found HERE. The Deadline for submissions are September 30th, 2011.