November 1, 2019.





Getty Images Creative Grant – Disability Stories

Getty Images Creative Bursary, now in its second year, exists to provide emerging commercial talent with the financial freedom to explore their own projects of personal and creative significance – projects and productions that without funding, may otherwise never get off the ground.

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In conjunction with Verizon Media, their first-ever Bursary partner, they will award $40,000 in total, shared by five recipients, as part of their fall 2019 Creative Bursary. Dedicated toward elevating the work of still photographers using their talents to create inclusive visual stories depicting life with a disability, Disability Stories, is open to all photographers who have been shooting for less than five years.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Photography.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

Winners will be announced publicly on December 3rd.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The Participant is of a country or jurisdiction in which the competition fully satisfies all legal requirements for a contest of this nature.
  • The participant is of legal age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence as of the date of entry.
  • The  Participant is an emerging photographer. (emerging photographer: is one who is new to photography and has been pursuing it as a career for less than five years.)
  • Applicants can apply as individuals or teams.

Opportunity Cost


  • One First Place Award: $15,000.
  • One Second Place Award: $10,000.
  • Three Third Place Awards: $5,000 each
  • Additionally, the successful recipients are invited to license their award-winning content through, at a 100% royalty rate for imagery created within their proposed project. You will also receive guidance and mentorship from one of Getty Images’ award-winning Art Directors, as well as a feature on their Creative Insights website, in addition to promotion on our relevant social channels. Please note, this additional support is not a requirement of the Creative Bursary and choosing to take advantage of this opportunity is at your discretion.

How to Apply

First Step:  Create your account from here.

Second Step: Fill in this application.

Note: you must submit the following:

  • Links to the existing portfolio of work online.
  • A 200-500-word summary of the project proposal describing your approach and include an inspirational mood board.
  • Fill all the required fields indicated on the application found on the Submittable website.
  • The proposals must be in English.
  • All submissions must be digital. Prints, books, slides or transparencies or other such materials will not be reviewed by judges nor returned to the applicant.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Nedaa Megahed/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Amina Hamed /Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team