Friday, 3 July 2009

My last photography grants and awards post

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In 2007 I set up this blog. I had become curious about photo awards/honours, after winning an award. When I noticed that there was not a substantial online resource available, information was (still is) scattered, I decided to compile and share information.

The ongoing rise in numbers of visitors/readers, referrers and feedback made it clear that there was a need for a blog like this. And so I have been postponing this post for a while. But now is the time to focus. I want to dedicate my time to my own core projects/activities again. Also I need to distance myself from certain photography + art + marketing trends/issues and redefine the essence of photography for myself I guess...

Friends, I found out that there are true gem opportunities (all grants and the older =often no entry fee charging= competitions plus few new ones) and I have mapped the major ones. I noticed (with relief) that leading photo sites, blogs and institutions have added sections "photo grants and awards" and provide a lot of information now. No doubt these professionals have the means to keep you up to date.

So, stay updated, be inspired, keep away from the crap contests and be ware of your rights.

I will leave the blog up and I thank all that have been in touch, gave input and feedback.

Enjoy the summer

(minor text revision 21.11.09)

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

:-(

vignes balasingam said...

I cant believe I'm reading this. You'll be sorely missed. Now I've just got to find another way of finding consolidated information. Well done on all those blogs and the research. I hope you keep the blog still open as much of this information can still be useful.

Best of luck to you and I hope things go well. Maybe in a few months when things are more settled you may want to take this invaluable service you have here and do it part time. Either way, you have my best!

Brian J Morrison said...

Such a shame, I have been a follower of yours for only a short while but the information you have offered is invaluable.

Good luck and thank you.

Nacho Hernandez said...

Too bad to see you go. I check your blog regularly and found about some good awards and grants here.

Thanks a lot and good luck!

Nacho

Greg Ponder Photography said...

hey...i truly understand your need to step away. thanks for the info, and i wish you the best moving forward!!

Joao Henriques said...

Thanks a lot for your contribution here and much happiness to your future photographic work. Let us know if you have a comeback int he form of this or another blog. Peace!

Ntelligent Tomboi said...

Thank you for your contributions and much success in your personal endeavors!

lightways said...

thanks!

Laura said...

So sorry to see you leave. This blog has been incredibly helpful! Good luck to you!

To anyone else who will miss this blog, I started a blog about a month ago dedicated to photography and lens-based art. It's not quite as specific as this blog, but I will be posting grants and opportunities. http://photoglabog.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

This is truely a loss for us all, but best of luck to you!

Anonymous said...

Oh yes you will be missed - thanks for your blog up to now and best of luck


Laura, the address of your own blog does not work, sad!

Anonymous said...

oops.....

it's photoglablog.blogspot.com-- no http://

Steve Simon said...

Too bad man but we understand. This was and still is a great resource.

marry said...

Blogs are so informative where we get lots of information on any topic. Nice job keep it up!!
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beg said...

Thank you Judith.

Anonymous said...

Too bad. Did you know that you have readers in Poland too? Your blog is well done. Thank you for your work and good luck!