2020 Getty Images Climate Visuals Grants for Photojournalists

Deadline: February 28, 2020.

At Getty Images, we are committed to evolving the visual narratives that define the global climate crisis in the commercial and editorial space. The need grows more urgent every day for imagery that can effectively communicate the enormity of this issue to media, brands and consumers alike through relatable human stories, large and small, global and local. Together with Climate Visuals, a project that uses social research and evidence to examine the efficacy and impact of climate change imagery, we’ve launched the Getty Images Climate Visuals Grants which aims to support the creation of compelling, colourful and emotionally engaging imagery that explores this complex and layered crisis.

In partnering together on this new grant series, Getty Images and Climate Visuals wish to elevate the work of photojournalists looking to tell such stories – stories that can educate, promote understanding and drive change, as well as showcase the impacts of, and solutions to, the defining issue of our time.


Open to Photojournalists telling stories of climate change


1. Grants will be awarded by a panel comprising representatives of Climate Visuals, Getty Images and independent judges selected for their expertise and experience.

2. Selection will be based on the judges’ determination of the applicant’s ability to execute the submitted project with a compelling visual narrative based primarily on documentary still images.

3. The jury will take into account the calibre of the portfolio, the project’s merit and the photographer’s professional ability.

4. The judges will also be assessing how the submitted projects embody the 7 Climate Visuals Principles for climate change communication.

5. In accordance with the Climate Visuals evidence base on effective climate imagery, applicants are encouraged to emphasize in their proposals how their projects can advance and diversify our understanding of climate change impacts and solutions, not just causes.

6. Additional consideration will be given to proposals that show sensitivity toward the environmental impact during production, such as by minimizing reliance on air travel.


$10,000 prize for two winning applicants to continue to produce their projects


1. Summary of the project proposal (Min 300 words, Max 500)

2. A short biography detailing who you are and what you’ve done20-25 original images related to the project or,

3. if proposing a new project, that illustrate your ability to execute the proposal

4. The proposals must be in English and be submitted electronically

OFFICIAL LINK: https://wherewestand.gettyimages.com/gi_grants/climate-visuals-grants/?fbclid=IwAR2XBJm6NVAfm3VSk7baQtdC2Z7LUf5mvPxyYZD7ctbfshct1emQW49ZIrE#how_to_apply

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