Lucie Scholarship Program

Lucie Scholarship Program

Photographers make images. Visionaries teach you how to see. The Lucie Foundation is proud to support emerging talent with vision and dynamic ideas that challenge and progress the art form of still photography into work that compels. Our support of photography is broad, from Fine Art to Documentary and Photojournalism, to digital and film-based works. Our concern is to support emerging photographers producing work that is at once gripping, and original.

The Lucie Foundation is proud to offer three cash grants to support the work of emerging photographers – one $2,500 scholarship with an open theme and two $1000 scholarships for photographers working in the fields of Fine Art or Documentary/Photojournalism.

2017 EMERGING SCHOLARSHIP SHORTLISTS ANNOUNCED!

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2017 SCHOLARSHIPS ARE NOW CLOSED.

Photo Made: $1000 Emerging Scholarship

This scholarship will be given to an individual to create or continue a project focused on creating a story through a conceptual Fine Art approach.

Photo Taken: $1000 Emerging Scholarship

This scholarship will be given to an individual to create or continue a project focused on telling an existing story through a documentary or photojournalism approach.

$2500 Emerging Artist Scholarship

This scholarship is open to all genres of photographic work and will be given to an individual to create or continue work on a specific dynamic project.

Scholarship Details:

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2017 by 12am PST

Shortlist Announcement: July 14, 2017

Recipients Announced: August 4, 2017

Who Can Apply:

The LF Emerging Scholarships are open to emerging photographers worldwide.  We define “emerging” as anyone who is in the first 5 years of their photography career or does not earn the majority of their income from photography.

What is Required to Apply:

Please read the following information carefully to make sure your application material is complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered:

1. Project Proposal. This proposal should include the following:

-Project Start and End Dates

-250 Word Description of your project

-Your Plan for completing the project (i.e. how you intend to approach the project and how you intend to use the scholarship money)

-Five Goals that you plan to accomplish while working on the project (e.g. producing 20 new images, making 5 prints, etc.).

2. A one-page biography and/or CV

3. Twenty digital images. 

Use & Ownership:

The photographer must be the sole author and owner of the copyright of photos entered in to the competition. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the photographer. Any photograph used by Lucie Foundation shall carry the photographer’s credit line.

If you have questions, please contact tthomsen@luciefoundation.org.

NOTE: The Lucie Foundation’s goal is to promote equal participation from photographers worldwide and make our scholarship program globally accessible and inclusive.  Please email tthomsen@luciefoundation.org if you feel that your financial situation does not allow you to pay the submission fee.