Sony Launches 2019 Alpha Female "Creator in Residence" Contest

Sony has announced the launch of contest applications for its second Alpha Female "Creator in Residence" Program. The program is designed to help advance the careers of female photographers and filmmakers.

"Alpha Female is a way for us to bring talented female creators out of the shadows and into the foreground in an industry where they are too commonly underrepresented," said Neal Manowitz, deputy president of Imaging Products and Solutions at Sony Electronics. "We are continually inspired by their work and are proud to offer our support."

Six winners will be chosen for the 2019 Alpha Female contest, including four in the Photography and Videography category, and two in the Filmmaking/Cinematography category. Each winner will receive $21,000, up to $5,000 in Sony equipment, and access to additional loaner equipment to help realize their creative projects. And beyond the production money and gear, winners will also be paired with an Alpha Female Artisan photographer or filmmaker mentor to further aid them in their creative and professional pursuits.

"This program inspired me to push myself further than ever before, while also opening so many doors for my career," said 2018 Creator-in-residence winner and award-winning wedding photographer Megan Allen. "My work is light-years ahead of where it was seven months ago, and my clients are thrilled with the results."

CLICK HERE to apply for the contest and to view the official rules and application requirements. All applications must be submitted by August 20, 2019 at 11:59 PM PT.

Source: Sony