The Alexia Grant competition will begin accepting applications on Sept. 14, 2020.
The deadline is Oct. 5, 2020.
The Alexia has for 30 years given grants to student and professional visual journalists to help them produce projects that inspire change by addressing topics that are socially significant.
We are changing the parameters and expectations for this year’s competition, given how the pandemic is affecting those in the visual storytelling profession. We are reducing the entry fee from $50 to $20 and the grant money may be spent on whatever the recipient deems to be most necessary, as opposed to expecting it to go toward producing a proposed project.
Your submission may be to produce a proposed project, as in previous years, that touches any socially significant topic, especially climate change. We also encourage you to consider submitting work related to the two tragedies that have dramatically affected many lives this year in particular: the pandemic and all that has resulted from the killing of George Floyd. Our impression is that many people, especially students, have focused on producing work on these two topics this year and we want to recognize the importance and uniqueness of that work. These may be personal narratives or connect with the world outside your own.
Student grants: ($1,000)
Professional grants: ($20,000)