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Grants & Open Calls

The 2019 Washington Post Open Call for Photographers

Please submit your visual stories that chronicle daily life anywhere in the world.  We are particularly interested in themes such as:  how climate change has affected the way we live, back-to-the-land movements or families/communities living “off the grid,” revelatory depictions of the human condition, and celebrations of local traditions or cultures.  We welcome additional submissions beyond these suggestions including Visura members photographing in their own communities.
Accepting submissions: October 28 to December 2, 2019
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Status: Closed

Submissions are closed.

Deadline

December 2, 2019 (11:59pm, EST)

Submission fee

Submission to Visura Grants and Open Calls is free for our members. While we encourage new members to join Visura (review costs), we actively discourage photographers from joining for the sole purpose of applying to a contest.

We believe in a better model and we seek to create an alternative to the status quo of pay-per-contest.

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Requirements


    • • All submissions are made via a “Story” created from your Visura photographer's dashboard
      • The Story may be ongoing or a recently completed
      • Image size: minimum 1600px on the longest dimension(22.5 inches @ 72 dpi, JPG format)
      • Include a written reflection, in the first person, as the Project text
      • Two entries allowed per person  
      • Story may be 'published' or 'private' within the Visura system
      • There is no entry fee during the application process.

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    • Who can submit: 
      Photographers worldwide. All Applicants must have an active STANDARD, PLUS, PRIME or GUILD membership account to submit for consideration.

    • What to submit: 
      Each Entry consists of a Story made up of a series of images (minimum of 15 images, maximum 35), a short synopsis and 100 to 400 word written reflection about the project.

      NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. 

    • Open only to individuals who are Visura Annual Members with an active Standard, PLUS, PRIME, or GUILD annual membership, have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction at the time of entry, and DO NOT reside where prohibited. Employees of FotoVisura Inc., The Washington Post, and related parties are ineligible.  Each entry consists of a project(s) entry form, a series of photographs, a project summary, and a first-person narrative related to the work.  The Contest begins October 28, 2019, at 8:00:00 a.m. US Eastern Daylight Time (“EDT”) and ends on November 28, 2019, at 11:59:00 p.m. EDT. Deadline extended to Monday, December 2, 2019. 

    • Two entries allowed per person. This is a merit-based contest and chance plays no part in the determination of winners. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received and the skill of entrant. Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these official rules ("Official Rules"). By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to the Official Rules and warrants that his or her entry complies with all requirements set out in the Official Rules. Review full Official Rules at http://visura.co/open-calls

    • VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

    • The sponsor is The Washington Post, 1301 K St NW, Washington, DC 20071, USA ("Sponsor").