Apply Now for the 2017 Alexia Grants

February 21 2014. A child from the Xikrin village of "Pot crô" stands for a photo on the banks of the Rio Bacaja, its name meaning "the water that runs in river is the same as the blood that flows through our veins." The Xikrin are a warrior tribe that have strongly resisted the dam, but were recently dived into 8 smaller groups due to negotiations with Norte Enegria, the company building the dam. Many of the chiefs were paid off with boats, motors, and televisions, while others maintained resistance. The Bacaja, a tributary of the Xingu River which the people depend upon for fish and transportation, will severely dry up after the dam is completed. By Aaron Vincent Elkaim, 2016 Professional Winner

February 21 2014. A child from the Xikrin village of “Pot crô” stands for a photo on the banks of the Rio Bacaja, its name meaning “the water that runs in river is the same as the blood that flows through our veins.” The Xikrin are a warrior tribe that have strongly resisted the dam, but were recently dived into 8 smaller groups due to negotiations with Norte Enegria, the company building the dam. Many of the chiefs were paid off with boats, motors, and televisions, while others maintained resistance. The Bacaja, a tributary of the Xingu River which the people depend upon for fish and transportation, will severely dry up after the dam is completed. By Aaron Vincent Elkaim, 2016 Professional Winner

The Alexia Foundation is now accepting applications for The Alexia grants for professional and student photographers. The Alexia offers grants to photographers to give them the financial ability to produce substantial stories that drive change in the effort to make the world a better place.

The deadlines are as follows:

The Alexia – Professional – Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time.

The Alexia – Student – Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 5 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time.

The professional winner of The Alexia will receive $20,000 to assist in the production of the proposed project.

The first place student winner of The Alexia will receive a $1000 cash grant to assist in the production of his or her proposed project. The individual will also receive tuition for one semester at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. This scholarship does not need to be used as part of a degree seeking sequence. We think of it as an opportunity to uniquely expand one’s story telling capabilities.

Up to four (4) Award of Excellence Winners will be named, at the judges’ discretion. Each will receive a $500 cash grant to help produce the proposed project. Award of Excellence winners will also receive $1500 that may be applied toward tuition at Syracuse University or they may choose to attend one of the following workshops: a MediaStorm one-day workshop, a Momenta Photo Workshop or a Kalish Workshop, which is provided by The Gilka Grant.

Applying for The Alexia student grant is free. There is a $50 entry fee for the The Alexia – professional. Judging for The Alexia will take place Mar. 24 and 25 at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School. Winners will be announced on or around April 8.

For more information about what we look for in applications, please see Syracuse University Alexia Tsairis Chair of Documentary Photography Mike Davis’s “How Do You Create a Successful Grant Submission?

Learn more about our grants and how to apply at http://www.alexiafoundation.org/grants

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  1. My wish is to learn more and come back to Cote d’Ivoire to improve my community with my project.

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