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Proof Assignment Contest: The Story Behind the Photographs

Introducing a unique merit based competition to win an exclusive opportunity to publish your work with National Geographic Proof. Winner will be paid a standard rate, per image, for the selected feature.
Accepting submissions: August 1 to August 31, 2015
Visit: National Geographic Proof

Status: Closed

Applications are currently closed.

Application procedure

  • • All submissions are made via a “Project” created from your Visura photographer's dashboard
  • • Projects may be ongoing or recently completed personal project
  • • Image size: minimum 1600px on the longest dimension
    (22.5 inches @ 72 dpi, JPG format)
  • • Include a written reflection, in first person, as the Project text.
  • • Limit one project per photographer.
  • • Projects may be 'published' or 'private' within the Visura system.

Terms & conditions

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  Open only to individuals who are Visura Annual Members with a PLUS, PRIME, or GUILD annual membership, have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction at the time of entry, and DO NOT reside in Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria. Employees of FotoVisura Inc., National Geographic Society, and related parties are ineligible.  Each entry consists of a project entry form, a series of ...

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August 31, 2015 (11:59pm, EST)


One winner will be selected. The winner will receive an invitation by NGS to feature this project or a new project on NGS’s Proof blog. Winner will be paid standard rate per image for the feature. 

Winner Announced:

Nancy Borowick, view here project on National Geograpic Proof

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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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