Attention Instagrammers: how to win cash and a Getty Images mentorship

Entries for this competition should be stories of social importance that look at under-represented communities, and can be in the form of photos, videos or mixed media

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 16 March, 2016, 7:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 16 March, 2016, 10:56am

Photographers and other visual artists who use the photo-sharing app Instagram are being invited to submit entries to win a grant and professional mentorship from US photo-stock agency Getty Images.

Entries should tell stories of social importance about communities that are underrepresented by mainstream media, the agency says.

For the first time this year, the Getty Images Instagram Grant contest is open to all content formats that an applicant has showcased on Instagram, including, photography, video and mixed media.

Three winners of the second annual Getty Images Instagram Grant contest will each receive a U$10,000 grant and ongoing support from Getty.

“We believe in the power of images to raise awareness, change perspectives and inspire social change,” says Elodie Mailliet Storm, senior director of content partnerships at Getty Images.

“The line between photography and videography is blurring. More than ever, people on Instagram are experimenting with motion to enrich their storytelling,” says Amanda Kelso, Instagram’s director of community.

Entries will be judged by a panel including last year’s winner, Mexico-based Brazilian photojournalist Adriana Zehbrauskas, whose work can be seen here.

Entrants can apply at until April 12.