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The Alexia Foundation Cash Grant and Scholarship

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The Alexia Foundation offers production grants to students and professional photographers to give them the financial ability to produce substantial stories that drive change in the effort to make the world a better place. Students also get scholarship opportunities. The Alexia Foundation provides educational opportunities and cash grants to help students produce picture stories that further the Foundation’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding.
 
You are encouraged to consider stories that explore cultural understanding in or near you local community.

Awards:

  • The professional Alexia Grant recipient will receive $15,000 for the production of the proposed project. Professional applications will be judged in two rounds. First, members of the Alexia Board and its executive advisors will review portfolios and move those demonstrating strong visual skills to a second round. In that round, judges that are industry leaders first read and rank the story proposals for all those portfolios brought forward.
  • Student Awards:
    • First Place if Winner is an Undergrad:
      • Full tuition for study at the SU London Program for the Fall 2013 semester. Tuition is about $19,000.
      • $1000 cash grant to help produce the proposed picture story. 
      • $300 gift card from Dury’s Photo for equipment and supplies.
      • $500 will be awarded to the sponsoring academic department.
    • Second Place if Winner is an Undergrad:
      • Half tuition for study at the SU London Program.
      • $500 cash grant to help produce the proposed picture story. 
      • $250 gift card from Dury’s Photo for equipment and supplies.
    • Awards of Excellence: Three awards of excellence each receive
      • $1500 to be used for tuition at the SU London Program, or for any Momenta Photo Workshop.
      • $500 cash grant to help produce the proposed picture story.
      • $150 gift card from Dury’s Photo for equipment and supplies.

Professional photographers submit a proposal of not more than 750 words for a photo story, picture essay, or photo-documentary project that explains your idea for a set of pictures that will promote world peace and cultural understanding. Students submit a portfolio of at least 10 and not more than 20 photographs and a proposal.

Image requirements: medium-quality JPEG images at no more than 1024×768 pixels for landscape, or 768×1024 pixels for verticals (72dpi preferred). Each image must have a caption.

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