The STERN Grant scholarship award, invites applications from promising young photojournalists.
With its striking and often hard-hitting imagery the German weekly STERN magazine has been setting international standards in magazine photojournalism for decades. Similarly the LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism is regarded as one of the world’s most renowned in the industry.
STERN magazine calls for submissions to the newly-established STERN Grant, a 10,000 Euro scholarship award. With this award the sponsors aim to give talented young photographers the opportunity to work on a long-term photojournalism project they are passionate about.
Applicants will need to submit a short exposé of their project’s central aim and purpose. The winner will have the chance to work on their story in tandem with an experienced STERN reporter and develop it into a reportage feature which will in turn be published by a title from the STERN group of magazines.
Who can apply?
Any photographers under 35 years of age at the time of application
How do I apply?
Applicants will need to submit:
- a CV in table form including a passport-sized portrait of yourself
- an exposé about your planned photography project, no longer than one A4 page, which clearly outlines what the story is about, including an estimate of how and in what timeframe it can be realised
- A PDF of your previous photography projects (no more than 25 images) which show the applicant’s photographic style
Please note: STERN cannot accept any works that have already been published elsewhere or have been the recipient of any grant, bursary or scholarship from other institutions. However the applicant is free to submit a different project.
Where and how can I apply?
Applicants can apply anytime between March 1st and midnight of April 30th 2016. Please upload your application using the electronic form below.
How will the winner be chosen?
The jury consists of the following editorial team members of STERN magazine: Art Director Frances Uckermann, Deputy Editor-in-Chief Giuseppe di Grazia, as well as Andreas Kronawitt and Andreas Trampe, the two Heads of the STERN picturedesk.
When will the winner be announced?
The recipient of the STERN Grant will be publicly announced on Saturday, June 18th, 2016, at the LUMIX Festival in Hannover, Germany.
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