This is Australia: Grant Applications for Brief Shoots

The ambition of “This is Australia” Collection is to capture the Australian lifestyle of today and help the marketing industry to represent our country in all its diversity. Our program got off to a great start, with over 5,000 images already created in just a few months, and 200 new photographers signed up to Getty Images.

To support the Canon community in their contributor journey, we’re excited to announce a grant program in support of “This is Australia” shoot briefs.

Round 2 is open 1 October – 21 October.

Congratulations to our Round 1 winners!


Multicultural Australia

Attila
Photographing Muslim and Chinese communities in Perth from the perspective of how they adapt their lives in Australia and develop their own uniquely Australian lifestyle. All shoots would be simple daily activities with unique situations like my previous series about a Muslim surfer girl.

Marianne
Several people participating in a variety of activities hosted by the staff of Riverlife Brisbane. The team-building activities included will be kayaking, rock climbing and a BBQ at the conclusion of the day. The staff of Riverlife Brisbane have agreed to be included in the photographs and will sign model releases. Several photographers will be allocated to each activity and will have the opportunity to rotate during each session.



Repicturing Gender

João
Solo woman bike-packing in remote Australia in the digital era. The photography series will include the whole process of bike-packing from loading the (electric) bike with all necessary items and heading to the destination, to setting up the tent and enjoying the experience of camping during day and night time. The images will imply a strong connection between nature and the digital world.

Heather
Series featuring real women in STEM careers employing image design principles typically utilised with males. This is to provide a balanced visual offering featuring women with the same strength of presence and hierarchical power within an image as males in STEM careers. In a detailed image analysis of existing STEM career imagery, there are clear unconscious visual biases in the way women and men are portrayed in similar situations within STEM. The outcome of the current image analysis can be verbalized as “Women DO science/engineering” and Men ARE scientists/engineers.”

How does it work?

Win up to $2,000 per individual submission.

There will be two rounds of grants in 2018 with a total of $10,000 in funding available. The grants will be awarded to up to 10 photographers.

Round 2 is open 1 October – 21 October.

Grant support is provided for shoots for the ‘This is Australia’ brief: Age is Just a Number

The funds are aimed to support the costs for your own production shoot. We’ve put together the budget template to help you plan the costs – funding decisions will be made based on that budget and the shoot idea. Please note, that gear purchase and your labour costs are not covered by this grant.

In addition to the funding, successful grant recipients will receive:

   Shoot planning and art-direction guidance from one of Getty Images art-directors: how to fine-tune your shoot concept, help with model and location selection, shooting techniques and shot list. For those based in Sydney, an art-director will be present at the shoot for hands-on guidance

   Editor support with image selection and keywording

   Marketing of your shoot to Getty Images customers in Australia

How to enter:
1.   Review the briefs and using that theme, develop a concept or scenario for your shoot. We recommend focusing on reasonably easy to execute ideas, involving people you know, so you can spend more of the budget on location, shoot participants or props you wouldn’t be able to secure otherwise.

2.   Plan out your shoot by filling in the Shoot Brief Template. This is key to ensuring your shoot plan is clear. This will also be used to evaluate all shoots.

3.   Calculate your shoot costs using the budget template (included in the Brief template). Please note, that the awarded amount per shoot will be between $600 and $2,000, depending on the complexity of the shoot and your proposed costs. Please only include the actual costs you need covered, rather than the maximum available.

4.   Submit your completed Grant Application (Shoot Plan + Budget) to submit@canon.com.au by 11.59pm on 21 October 2018. Your entry should be under 10mb in size, which may mean including low-res images where required.

Requirements

   Submissions must be from Getty contributors

   All produced content should be submitted exclusively to Getty Images “This is Australia” Collection using provided Brief IDs

   Content should be shot using Canon gear

   The shoot should be conducted throughout November and edited content should be uploaded to Getty Images via ESP by 15th December 2018.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Let us answer any questions you may have
  • Why is Canon and Getty Images doing this?

    Canon, in partnership with Getty Images, is putting together the This Is Australia Collection, and is inviting you to help create it.

    To support the Canon community in their contributor journey, we’re excited to announce a grant program in support of the “This is Australia” shoot briefs.

  • Who can submit an entry?

    The first step is to become an official Getty Images contributor. Click through to the Getty Images page. Getty Images will fast-track and confirm your entry within two weeks.

    To do this you’ll need to submit six images. Check out this mood board for inspiration.

    The sooner you become a contributor, the sooner you can apply for the grants.

  • What are the shoot briefs?

    Grant support is provided for the shoots on one of ‘This is Australia’ briefs:
       Multicultural Australia
       Repicturing Gender
       Conceptual Realism (Round 1 of applications)
       Age is Just a Number (Round 2 of applications)

    Once you are a Getty Images contributor, you can find the shoot briefs within the Getty Images portal for:
       Multicultural Australia
       Repicturing Gender
       Conceptual Realism (Round 1 of applications)
       Age is Just a Number (Round 2 of applications)

  • How do I contact Getty Images with any grant questions?

  • How much can I win?

    Win up to $2,000 per individual submission.

    The grants will be awarded to up to 10 photographers.

    There will be two rounds of grants in 2018 with a total of $10,000 in funding available.

  • What do I need to submit?

    Each submission must include your completed Grant Application (Shoot Plan + Budget) to submit@canon.com.au by the due date.

    Your entry should be under 10mb in size, which may mean including low-res images where required.

  • When is my grant submission due?

    Round 2 opens from 1st October to 21st October. Round 1 submissions should be sent to submit@canon.com.au by 11.59pm on 21st October 2018.

    The shoot should be conducted throughout November and edited content should be uploaded to Getty Images via ESP by 15th December 2018.

  • Can I enter more than once?

    Please only submit one grant application per person for each round.

  • How will I receive the funding, if I’ve been approved as a grant recipient?

    Canon will process your invoice to make a payment.

  • How long will it take to receive funds?

    Invoices received before mid-month should result in payments made the middle of the following month. Please note: We will ask that you submit your invoice immediately after your shoot has been approved in order to give us time to resolve unforeseen matters that may arise.

Round two submission details

Open 1 October to 21 October

  • Submission Details

    Submissions for the second round of grant applications need to reflect the last ‘This is Australia’ brief: Age is Just a Number (available on the Getty Images contributor portal via links above using your contributor login credentials).

    Please only submit one grant application per person.

    1.   Grant decisions will be made by 25th October 2018, with winners notified via email. If successful, you will need to confirm your acceptance of the grant conditions and commitment to produce the shoot. Winning projects will then be announced on the program page at canon.com.au/thisisaustralia by 26th October 2018.

    2.   If you’re successful, we will put you in touch with your art-director to start planning your shoot – it’s time to bring your project to life!

  • Grants Evaluation Criteria

    1.   How well does the shoot idea answer one of the 3 briefs: Multicultural Australia, Repicturing Gender, or Conceptual Realism?

    2.   How strong is the concept – will this shoot sell well as stock?

    3.   Does this shoot provide content Getty Images don’t already have?

  • Tips for Planning Your Shoot Grant Application

       Review the 3 available ‘This is Australia’ creative briefs on the Contributor Community website for scenario suggestions

       Research Getty Images website to see what is already available: What is oversaturated? What’s missing? Shoot beyond the obvious, not more of the same. Clients want variety and believability.

       Research your shoot topic in all forms of media, i.e. print, web, film, fine art, etc as well as considering your own experiences.

       Consider your shoot concepts and their sale-ability/readability. What are the key concepts you are trying to communicate? What message or emotion will the pictures convey?

       Know your subject and concept. Clients are looking for: Originality, Relevance, Impact, Believability, Visual Clarity

       Think about how your images will connect with customers. Consider your client and the usage of the images(s). What product, goods or services will your images support?

       Always focus on the usability of what you are producing as stock photography.