BigPicture Emerging Photographer Grant 2020

Two $2,500 grants


Are you a photographer 18–25 years old? Our new Emerging Photographer Grant is now accepting applications!
What ideas do you want to convey around the themes of conservation, biodiversity and sustainability of the natural world? Our goal is to encourage young photographers (aged 18–25) with fresh approaches to this topic to present their perspectives in photographs and media.


Two $2,500 grants and mentorships awarded in July 2020
Works produced under the grants may be displayed at the Academy in the 2021 BigPicture Natural World Photography Exhibit


Open to all photographers ages 18–25 worldwide, except employees, volunteers and Board Members of the Academy (as well as their sponsors) and the immediate families and individuals living in the same household as such employees, volunteers and Board Members. The Academy reserves the right to verify, in its sole judgment, Entrant eligibility. The BPPC is void where prohibited.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Grant Recipients retain ownership and all other rights to photographs and video created pursuant to the BigPicture Emerging Photographer Grant (the “Grant Images”), subject to the following: Grant Recipients grant to the Academy a perpetual, nonexclusive, irrevocable license to reproduce, publish and display Grant Images in all media throughout the world directly in relation to the BigPicture Competition and Grant, including but not limited to use in the context of the Academy website and social media sites, the exhibition of Grant Images at the Academy or to Academy licensees, and promotional and marketing materials regarding the BPEP Grant, the BigPicture Competition and Exhibition. Commercial opportunities regarding an image will be negotiated separately.


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