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Gomma Photography Grant 2019


Now in its sixth year, Gomma Photography Grant is a grant contest tailored to fund photographers, both emerging and established, working among various genre. Gomma Grant is structured so to award undetected photographers from around the world.

Gomma Grant has quickly obtained a reputation of being ethical and quality-focused, with an eye to spot fresh talents. Winners and shortlisted photographers of this Grant are continuously supported and published throughout the world thanks to the wide network that Gomma has been able to gain during all these years.

Gomma Grant is open to everyone. Any medium, black & white or colour, analogue or digital. What we are looking for is consistency, personality and courage.

Photographers that have been recognized through the Gomma Grant are known to have evolved their career to a higher level, both professionally and artistically.

"Few photo contests dare to award unsigned photographers. Gomma Grant does it!" Luca Desienna, Gomma's founder.

Established in 2004, Gomma has vowed to be a platform dedicated to photographers, a fresh, new space, unconditioned by trends and politics. A publishing company that allows established photographers to be represented and unknown artists to be noticed.

Gomma Books Ltd is a bijou publishing house committed to producing exclusive, highly qualitative photography books. Since its establishment in 2004, it has always had an out-of-the-box approach in contrast to conventional publishing.

Gomma Grant 2019 Jury:
Brigitte Schaller Art Director -- LFI Leica Fotografie International
JH Engstrom and Margot Wallard - Atelier Smedsby
Marigold Warner - British Journal of Photography.
Sandrine Hermand-Grisel - founder of all-about-photo.com
Joao Linneu - Founder and Curator of VOID.
Luca Desienna - founder of Gomma.




In addition to having their work viewed by our judges and receiving wordwide exposure the winners will receive:

1st Prize Winner:
€ 1000 cash prize. Gomma Photography Grant Winner Certificate.

2nd Prize Winner:
€ 300 cash prize. Gomma Photography Grant Certificate.

3rd Prize Winner:
€ 200 cash prize. Gomma Photography Grant Certificate.

Honorable Mention:
Gomma Photography Grant Certificate.

Best Color Documentary work:
Gomma Photography Grant Certificate.

Best Black & White Documentary work:
Gomma Photography Grant Certificate.

Best Color Picture:
Gomma Photography Grant Certificate.

Best Black & White Picture:
Gomma Photography Grant Certificate.

Best Daily Life Story:
Gomma Photography Grant Certificate.

Best Rising Talent:
Gomma Photography Grant Certificate.

Gomma Prix Award:
Gomma Photography Grant Certificate.


Open to everyone

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

The photographer must be the sole author and owner of the copyright of the photographs entered in to the competition.
Gomma Books Ltd respects photographers rights and does not claim copyright for the images you submit to this contest. Photographers will retain full copyright in each entry.


By entering Gomma Photography Grant you agree that any winning image or runner up images you submit may be used by Gomma Books Ltd solely for the purpose of this contest or future contests by Gomma and no other purposes. These uses include: displaying the entries on the contest's website and other affiliated websites such as Gomma Facebook page, promotion of the contests and the photographers works.
You hereby grant Gomma Books Ltd a non-exclusive, irrevocable licence in each Entry for the uses described in 1. above for 3 years following the date of announcement of the winner, thereafter the image may be used for archival purposes only by Gomma Books Ltd.


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