Big Picture Emerging Photographer grant

Competition Grant / Award

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 13626
  • Language Requirement Not Required

Opportunity Description

The Science Academy of California, Big Picture Natural World Photography competition, is providing professional mentorship and grants for the international photographer to convey their messages in the themes of conservation biodiversity and sustainability of the natural world through video or photo. The competition goal is to enhancing and encouraging young photographers in aged of 18 to 15 years to reflect their topics in media and photography. Provide your essay, a short portfolio, video and photos, and apply for 2500 Dollars grant and mentorship.



Key dates:

  • Deadline: 31 May 2020
  • Award ceremony: 30 July 2020
  • Exhibition date: July 2021

Number of winners: 2

Host institution: California Academy of Science


  • 2500 Dollars as a grant
  • Access to professional mentorship from California Academy of Science staff and partners via video conference.
  • Will receive an invitation to photography materials in the California Academy.
  • Your photos or videos will be displayed at the 2021 Big Picture Habituation at the academy.


  • Anyone from any part of the globe ages between 18 to 25 years

Selection criteria:

  • 50% will be based on technical proficiency and visual of the portfolio.
  • 25% will be based on project vision and originality.
  • 25% will be based on project impact and its potential

Required documents:

  • Explain your background and proposal materials in 200 to 500 words.
  • Describe how you will use the grants to implement your project in 500 to 1000 words.
  • Images about 20 to 30 or 3 video links that show your photography and videography skills.
  • Detailed and short bio or resume.
  • Recent photo

How to apply:

Submit your documents on the online application form

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