Focus on the Story Awards 2019
- Deadline: 13 March 2019
- Website: https://focusonthestory.org/photo-contests/fots-19-awards/
Focus on the Story is looking for images that explore the human condition, allowing for a broad interpretation of the emotions, struggles, conflicts and needs that shape human existence. We will make awards in two categories - Best Single Image and Best Series.
Among the factors judges will consider is how the images tell the story of an individual or group struggle against challenges (whether they are natural, political or economic); shine a light on marginalized or disenfranchised segments of society; or bring attention to people, places, events or things that are making a positive difference in their communities, region or the world, in general.
Best Single Image — $1,000 to an overall Winner, $500 to the First Runner-Up and $250 to the Second Runner-Up; winner and select runners up will be exhibited at Focus on the Story 2019 and published in a year-end “best of” book.
Best Series of up to 8 related images — $1,000 to an overall Winner, $500 to the First Runner-up and $250 to the Second Runner-Up; winner and select runners up will be exhibited at Focus on the Story 2019 and published in a year-end “best of” book.
18 and over
Copyrights & Usage Rights:
Entrants remain the owner of all rights to submitted images, including all copyrights.
By submitting your image(s), you agree that Focus on the Story may promote your work on websites and social media networks, and you grant Focus on the Story the right to use your submitted image(s) in promotional materials related to its photo contests. All images used in this way will, whenever possible, be duly credited to you. If your image is selected as a winner, runner-up or honorable mention you grant Focus on the Story an irrevocable, royalty-free license to publish your image in its contest recaps that appear in its “best of” book, which may be either a soft or hardcover book published and potentially sold by Focus on the Story. If your work is selected as a winner, runner-up or honorable mention, you also agree that it may be selected for the permanent collection of Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.