Story by John Nuhn, NANPA Foundation President
Philip Hyde Grant Offers Funding for Conservation Photography Projects
Imagine receiving $2,500 to assist your current conservation photography project! The NANPA Foundation’s Philip Hyde Grant could do just that.
This $2,500 grant is awarded annually by the Foundation to a photographer who is actively pursuing completion of a peer-reviewed conservation or environmental project. To qualify, you must have a project that is ongoing and designed to improve, protect or preserve the condition of the environment. It must be consistent with the missions of NANPA and the NANPA Foundation, but you don’t have to be a NANPA member.
Since 1999, the Foundation has given grants to 17 photographers. Last year’s grantee was Alison Jones for her “No Water, No Life” project. Previous grants were awarded to photographers such as Paul Colangelo for his “Sacred Headwaters,” Amy Gulick for “Tongass National Forest,” Jaime Rojo for “San Pedro Mezquital River,” and Ned Therrien for “Monadnock Conservancy.”
While a project incorporating multimedia is eligible for the grant, still photography must be at the core. Your project may involve wildlife, habitat protection, or conservation. The conservation significance and the viability of the project will be the major selection criteria in awarding the grant. Projects outside North America are eligible, though North American projects receive additional points by the reviewers.
Past grantees are eligible for another grant for a new project or for a project that previously was awarded the Hyde Grant.
The deadline for applications to this year’s Hyde Grant is October 31. NANPA’s Conservation (formerly Environment) Committee will review the applications and recommend a recipient for the NANPA Foundation Board’s approval. Applications are accepted only online. For further information, details on criteria, and to apply, go to http://nanpafoundation.org/philip-hyde-environmental-grant/.
This is a wonderful opportunity for any photographer working hard on a current conservation project. Check it out!