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Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award 2017

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Submissions open for second annual Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award, photography bursary worth £2,400

The award comprises a bursary of £1,250 for an early-career photographer in the UK to complete a photography project, plus £1,150-worth of printing at Metro Imaging and support towards industry and public exposure.

Judges for the award include Karen McQuaid, senior curator at the Photographers’ Gallery, Matthew Tucker, UK Picture Editor at BuzzFeed, Professor Steve Macleod, photographer and creative director at Metro Imaging, and photography critic Jennifer Thatcher (Art Monthly, ARTnews).

The award was created in memory of Rebecca Vassie, a British photographer and photojournalist who died suddenly, aged 30, while on assignment in Uganda in March 2015.

Applicants for the award, who must be either from or based in the UK, are asked to submit a proposal setting out a compelling vision for a photography project around ‘a human story we seldom see’. The deadline for submissions is Friday, 2 October 2017 at 1700 BST.

Fees:

Free

Prizes:

The award comprises a bursary of £1,250 for an early-career photographer in the UK to complete a photography project, plus £1,150-worth of printing at Metro Imaging and support towards industry and public exposure.

Eligibility:

We support early-to-mid career photographers in or from the UK, with multiple credits and excellent portfolios, who are working professionally but not yet earning a full living from this kind of photography. This excludes BA (undergraduate) students and 2017 graduates. The bursary is open to photographers across a range of disciplines, from editorial to fine art. We warmly encourage applicants of all backgrounds and identities.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

3.2 The copyright for all images created through this award remains with the photographer. However, the support of the Trust must be acknowledged in any subsequent exhibition, presentation, publication or other display or usage of images resulting from the award.

3.1 The Trust reserves the right to use the names of all shortlisted candidates, including the winner and any runners-up, in promotional material.

3.3 The Trust will retain the right to use, publish and display images resulting from the award, credited to the winner, in promotional material.

3.4 The Trust will have the right to exhibit the prints created through the award (see 2.2), and to sell prints via this exhibition at a price of its determination, with 30 per cent of the sale price going to the winner; remaining revenue will support the future activities of the Trust.

3.5 The Trust can also if the winner so wishes, sell images created through the award via other channels, for example, its online print shop or website, with 50 per cent of net profit from any such sales going to the winner; remaining revenue will support the future activities of the Trust.

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