May 31, 2020.





The BigPicture Emerging Photographer Grant 2020

The California Academy of Sciences’ BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition
is launching a grant for emerging photographers, aged 18-25, to support the creation of
photographic images around the themes of conservation, science and sustainability of the
natural world. BigPicture’s goal is to encourage young photographers with fresh approaches
to this topic to present their views in photographs through a final Project.

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What ideas do you want to convey around the themes of conservation, biodiversity and sustainability of the natural world? goal is to encourage young photographers (aged 18–25) with fresh approaches to this topic to present their perspectives in photographs and media.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  •  Photography

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

June 2020 BigPicture team determines and notifies two Grant Recipients

July 30, 2020 Grant Recipients announced at the BigPicture Natural World Photography Awards Ceremony
May 1, 2021 Final Projects from two Grant Recipients due
July 2021 Grant Recipients’ final Projects displayed in 2021 BigPicture Exhibit

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • 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.
  • For more information click here

Opportunity Cost


  • Two $2,500 grants and mentorships awarded in July 2020.

How to Apply

First Step:

 Get Application Materials:

  •  Introduction
    200–500 words explaining your background and the Proposal Materials submitted for
    consideration of the Grant. Please elaborate on how your portfolio relates to the Project
    (e.g., how your work demonstrates intended photographic style, subject matter, techniques
    you wish to explore, etc.)
  •  Project Proposal
    500–1,000 words outlining how you will use the Grant funding to further your Project.
    Outline the Project goal(s) you wish to achieve with this funding and how you intend to
    accomplish them.
  • Portfolio
    20–30 images and/or links to 3 videos that demonstrate your photography and videography
    skills. Images and videos do not need to be from a single project. At least 5 images and/or 1
    video must relate to your Introduction.
  •  Short bio or resume
  •  Headshot

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Third Step: choose BigPicture Emerging Photographer Grant 2020 from open & upcoming

Fourth Step: click Submit now and complete Profile requirements

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This Scholarship Published by:
Nourhan Mahmoud/Egypt

Reviewed by” Ghada Raafat/ Egypt
MARJ3 Fellow
MARJ3 Scholarships Team