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Deadline: October 05, 2020
The Alexia Professional Grant
The Alexia 2020 Competition will begin accepting applications on Sept. 14, 2020. The deadline for the 2020 competition is Oct. 5, 2020. The Alexia offers a professional Alexia Grant to enable professional photographers and visual journalists to produce substantial bodies of work that share The Alexia's goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding. Work that helps bring about change is more valued. The Professional Grant recipient will receive $20,000 for the production of the p
Deadline: October 21, 2020
National Geographic: Equity and the Natural World Grant
Ensuring our planet is healthy is one of the most critical challenges we face today. If left unchecked, our growing footprint on the Earth will leave it uninhabitable for human life. This is why environmental reporting has become more important than ever before. But some communities are clearly underrepresented in this reporting-and in the environmental movement at large-because of systemic injustice and inequality. We are determined to build on critical work those in the environmental moveme
Deadline: October 21, 2020
National Geographic: AI for Earth Innovation Grant
To address the many pressing scientific questions and challenges facing our planet, we must increase global understanding of how human activity is affecting natural systems and create a community of change, driven by data and cutting-edge technology. Modern technologies, such as satellite imaging, bioacoustic monitoring, environmental DNA, and genomics, can capture data at a global scale, but also produce massive, complex data sets. Artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing can capitalize
Deadline: October 21, 2020
National Geographic: Stories of Tropical Rainforests
Tropical rainforests cover about two percent of Earth's total surface area, but they provide habitat for half of terrestrial plants and animals on earth. Millions of indigenous peoples who call these rainforests home — as they have for millennia — have proven to be the best guardians of these forests, but other human influences have never been a more imminent threat. Today is a time of great challenge and great opportunity in the rainforests of the Amazon River basin, the Congo River basin, and
Deadline: January 14, 2021
2021 Sony World Photography Awards
The Professional competition rewards and showcases the world’s most outstanding bodies of work. Judges are looking for series that are technically brilliant, exciting and offer a fresh perspective on what contemporary photography can do. They want to uncover work that would otherwise be unseen, and share it with a worldwide audience. The Awards can open doors to publishing deals, gallery representation and worldwide exhibitions. The Professional competition offers established photographers

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