Syngenta Photography Awards (Upto US$40000) for Student, Amateur and Professional Photographers

The Syngenta Photography Awards

Course(s) Offered: Photography
Course Level: Contest
Provider: Syngenta
Country to Study in: Online

Scholarship Description
The Syngenta Photography Awards is an international competition that seeks to create conversation around key global challenges through powerful photography.

This year’s theme is Grow-Conserve. As the world’s population continues to increase, so does the the growing need for food, energy and resources and the protection of the planet. How can we manage economic, social and technological growth in a way that supports the needs of today as well as for future generations? Can we do more with less? Bold and transformative action is needed.

Photographers, whatever their approach, are invited to submit images that explore the theme of Grow-Conserve and tell stories about the relationship and trade-offs that exist between these two forces that are shaping the sustainability of our planet.

The Syngenta Photography Award is designed for both professional and amateur photographers.

The Syngenta Photography Awards is inviting photographers of different calibre to visually explore the theme of the Award through compelling images in a series of two(2) competitions:
  • Professional Commission: The Professional Commission invites professional photographers to explore the theme of the Award through a compelling series of 5-10 images and a creative project proposal of a maximum of 500 words that considers the theme in a more in-depth way for a commission worth $25,000.
  • Open Competition: In the Open Competition, photographers aged 18 or over – whether amateur, professional, or student – are invited to visually explore the theme of the Award through compelling images. Photographers are asked to submit between 1–3 images.
Selection Criteria:
The jury selects 3 finalists each from both the Professional Commission and the Open Competition categories. Finalists are selected from the Professional Commission submissions based on the quality and technique of their work and the interpretation of the theme, while in the Open Competition based on the quality of their work and their interpretation of the theme.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries worldwide are eligible

Number of awards
A total of six (6) awardees will receive prizes

Scholarship benefits
There are two categories – the Professional Commission and the Open Competition – with US$65,000 in prizes, including a professional commission with a grant of up to US$25,000.

a). Three prizes are awarded in the Professional Commission category:
  • First prize: US$15,000, plus up to US$25,000 for the commission project
  • Second prize: US$10,000
  • Third prize: US$5,000
b). Three prizes are awarded in the Open Competition:
  • First prize: US$5,000
  • Second prize: US$3,000
  • Third prize: US$2,000
The winners will have their work featured and showcased at an exhibition in early 2017.

Method of Application
All entries are judged by a distinguished international panel, chaired by the author and curator William A. Ewing. It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on this contest, and also to enter here to start your application.

Competition  is open for entries until 22nd of August, 2016

Syngenta AG is a global Swiss agribusiness that produces agrochemicals and seeds. As a biotechnology company, it conducts genomic research. It was formed in 2000 by the merger of Novartis Agribusiness and Zeneca Agrochemicals. Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources.

Application Deadline: 22 August 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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