Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award Submission Call

An exciting new award has recently been announced in aid of supporting emerging photographers. The Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award is an opportunity that we think will be great for many of you Photograds out there, so read on to find out more! We'll be featuring the winner of the award on the site and we can't wait to see the work! Good luck everyone...

The award is a bursary of £1,200, plus printing, exhibition and mentorship, for an emerging photographer in the UK to complete a narrative photography project.

Judges for the award include Karen McQuaid, curator at The Photographers’ Gallery, Matthew Tucker, UK Picture Editor at BuzzFeed, and Bette Lynch, Director of Photography, news, Europe, Middle East and Africa at Getty Images.

Premier printing services are being donated by Metro Imaging, who will also grant the winner a portfolio review with creative director Prof. Steve Macleod.

National Gas Turbine Establishment (Pyestock) which closed in 2000, by Rebecca Vassie

National Gas Turbine Establishment (Pyestock) which closed in 2000, by Rebecca Vassie

The award is created in memory of Rebecca Vassie, a British photographer and photojournalist who died suddenly last year (March 2015), aged 30, while on assignment in a refugee camp in Uganda.

Applicants for the award, who must be either from or based in the UK, are asked to submit a proposal setting out a compelling vision for a photography project with a strong social or political context. The deadline for submissions is Friday, 7 October 2016 at 1700 BST.

The winner will receive a grant of £1,200, plus access to premier printing services at Metro Imaging, including consultation with a master printer, to create of selection of framed images for exhibition in London in March 2017, as well as portfolio prints. 

For more information on Rebecca's career, the award, and how you can apply, please visit here: rebeccavassietrust.org

LGBT Pride 2014 Entebbe, UGANDA, by Rebecca Vassie

LGBT Pride 2014 Entebbe, UGANDA, by Rebecca Vassie

Refugees from South Sudan for UNICEF by Rebecca Vassie

Refugees from South Sudan for UNICEF by Rebecca Vassie