Here's your chance to get a $5000 photographer grant

logo2Here’s something that we don’t see very often; a chance at winning a $5000 photographer grant for people working on important humanitarian and environmental projects. This could be a great opportunity for the right person, and can definitely help draw attention to a project.

Here’s the specifics from the Photocrati Fund’s website:

What is the Photocrati Fund?

The Photocrati Fund offers $5000 grants to non-professional photographers to undertake important humanitarian and environmental photography projects. Our goal is to identify outstanding, up-and-coming photographers and give them the resources necessary to pursue projects that will have a tangible and positive effect on the world.

We will offer one grant in 2010. The application deadline is March 15, 2010, and the award will be announced in June 2010. Awardees become Photocrati Fellows for the calendar year from the announcement of their award until the announcement of the following year’s award.

The Photocrati fund has assembled an impressive set of judges for the grants, including Steve McCurry, Nick Nichols, and Art Wolfe. If you want to know more about it, hit up their website for the details and criteria.