Photocrati Offers $5,000 Grant for Humanitarian and Environmental Projects

If you're a semi-professional or non professional - but not unprofessional - photographer looking for a bit of funding, or you've got a message that you want to spread through your work and want it to get out there then Photocrati may have the answer for you.

Until March 15th, they'll be taking submissions for their Photocrati Fund competition, the winners of which will receive a $5,000 grant.  The grants are open to photographers from anywhere in the world, but only to those who make less than half of their money with photography.

Photocrati is looking specifically for projects that would have an environmental or humanitarian significance.  As they put it, "Our goal is to identify outstanding, up-and-coming photographers and give them the resources necessary to pursue projects that will have a tangible and positive effect on the world."

In addition to a one page online portfolio of twenty to thirty images, you'll have to submit a project statement detailing your plans for the project, your relevant experience and exactly how you plan to execute your idea. The submissions will be judged by a panel of judges including Steve McCurry, Michael Nichols and Art Wolfe.

Applications will be accepted until midnight on March 15th.  Only one application per person may be submitted.