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Call for entries for the 2024 Doug Pensinger Photography Fund!

The Doug Pensinger Photography Fund is the only US-based non profit supporting emerging sports photographers. You are qualified if you are a student or if you are just starting out in your job. You are not eligible for the programme if you have more than three years of total paid professional sports photography experience.

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You need to upload twenty photographs. Of the twenty needed pictures, at least fifteen must be recent, shot on or after January 1, 2022. The final five necessary photos have to be taken by January 1, 2020, at the latest. Except for standard exposure adjustment, white balance, and colour toning, images cannot be extensively post-production processed digitally. “Project Title” is just a name for your set of twenty images; it makes no indication that the images are supposed to be a part of a sequence or narrative.


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A $5,000 award will be given to each of the seven photographers, to be used for professional development and a sponsored trip to the 2024 DPPF Sports Photography Gathering. The DPPF offers Development Grants in addition to its regular grants programme to help sports photographers with exceptional potential whose current portfolio quality may be hampered by significant financial, geographical, or cultural constraints. The panel will choose worthy applicants from the remaining application pool to receive Development scholarships after choosing the seven winners of the $5,000 scholarships.

Up to 3 of the 7 grant winners will be chosen to receive a year-long mentorship opportunity with leading industry professionals on the  DPPF Advisory Board. Mentorship recipients will be chosen based on current profiles and mentorship essay. Applying for a mentorship is not required in order to compete for a DPPF grant.

Recipients of the grants from the DPPF, a nonprofit organisation devoted to helping up-and-coming sports photographers, would need to provide receipts as proof that the funds were utilised for professional development. The cost of training programmes and software, the cost of workshops, the purchase of photographic materials and equipment, and direct travel expenses related to job chances are a few examples of authorised usage. After accepting the prize, winners will have a year to provide verification of their expenses.

Submission will start on 15 March 2024 and Winners will be notified by July 1, 2024.

Location:

Online

Benefits

7 photographers will receive:

  • A $5,000 grant, to be spent on career development
  • All expenses-paid trip to the next DPPF Sports Photography Gathering
  • Up to 3 of the 7 grant winners will be chosen to receive a year-long mentorship opportunity with leading industry professionals on the  DPPF Advisory Board.

Eligibilities

  • The Doug Pensinger Photography Fund supports emerging and early-career sports photographers.
  • Photographers with more than 3 years cumulative paid professional sports photography experience are considered beyond the scope of the DPPF’s programs.
  • DPPF programs are not limited to U.S. citizens, but the DPPF is not able to provide support that is prohibited under U.S. law. International applicants should also be aware that the DPPF is not able to provide support for visa procurement.

Portfolio:

  • Quantity: 20 sports photographs (action and portrait both accepted)
  • Timeframe (metadata for each image must include the date it was taken):
  • 15 of the required 20 images must be taken on or after 1/1/2022
  • The remaining 5 required images must be taken on or after 1/1/2020.
Eligible Regions: Open for All.

Application Process

  • Visit the Apply Link by clicking on the “APPLY NOW” button.
  • Create your picter account or log in to your account if you already have one.
  • Submit your photos along with the following components.

Application Components:

  • Resume
    • A resume is required for consideration. Please note that in addition to demonstrating that you are a serious aspiring sports photographer, the CV is also the tool that the DPPF uses to determine that your level of experience does not exceed the limits of eligibility.
  • Short Bio (max 2,000 characters)
  • Portfolio
    • Quantity: 20 sports photographs (action and portrait both accepted)
    • File: jpg only, minimum 1,500 px on the long edge
    • Timeframe (metadata for each image must include the date it was taken):
      • A minimum of 15 of the required 20 images must be current and taken on or after 1/1/2022.
      • The remaining 5 required images must be taken on or after 1/1/2020.

Application Deadline: May 2, 2024 (14 Days Remaining)

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