WordPress Photo Solutions Visual Journalism Initiative (SVIJ) call for proposals.


Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 8926

Opportunity Description

If you have a project focusing on solution visual journalism you can apply for funding offered by WordPress Photo.

Word Press Photo presents a unique opportunity for those who works either professionally or casually in photo journalism to get the chance to get their projects funded. This initiative was created to produce and promote a sort of visual journalism that has a solution based focus.

The initiative has three objectives:

  • To explain, demonstrate, and develop how visual journalism can be solution focused
  • To examine, direct, fund and publish a number of projects that have solutions stories
  • To use these projects to educate people on the profession visual journalism, how it engages with the public and how a solution focused element makes a different

Important Details:

  • Deadline: 6th September 2019
  • There will a few winners and each will get funded differently based on the project
  • After the submissions, a number of shortlisted candidates will be notified and they will be interviewed online
  • The decisions will be final and unsuccessful applicants will not have the chance to be talked to nor be negotiated with.
  • Between until August 28th, because of the staff leave, your questions cannot be answered.


  • If your project gets to be one of best ones, you will get a grant of approximately €5,000


  • In your project you should have shown the followings:
    • Instead of focusing on the heroes or victims, it demonstrates a problem, how it occurred. The stories are shown through people, and they are demonstrating it through their captured actions.
    • Instead of bringing out the views of people from far, they draw on the voices of those who are working on the ground
    • They do not just show good intentions but also results and their evidence.
    • The stories that are told are not just inspirational but also useful insights that society needs.
    • They look critically at the response and not just shows its success but also its limitations and failures.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply online.

Apply Now

Then send a portfolio of your most outstanding visual works via WeTransfer to david@worldpressphoto.org. (Your subject heading in WeTransfer should be “SVJI Application”)

To get your questions answered, please contact David Campbell at david@worldpressphoto.org

For more information and details, please visit the  WordPress Photo

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