Grant Program - Natural Landscape Photography Awards

NLPA Grant Program

Thank you for your interest in the Natural Landscape Photography Awards Grant Program! New for 2024, our grant program award is at least $5,000 and may increase in size depending on the success of the competition. We wanted to create a way to fund a young up-and-coming photographer who may not have their own means to conduct a photography project aimed at conservation of the natural world.

We are looking to fund a project envisioned by a young photographer that aims to make an impact relating to conservation issues. For inspiration and examples, see Morgan Heim’s amazing work.

This program is generously sponsored by Gina and Dario Perizzolo ($3500) and Bret Little ($1500). The winning applicant will be notified in September. Please take the time to apply. It is open to all skills and levels of experience for photographers age 30 and younger. Please help spread the word!

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This grant program ties into the competition in a number of ways. For starters, the founders of the competition all have a passion for natural landscape conservation issues and look to see more effort being made to tell the stories of our natural world, with the hopes of eliciting more legislation to protect the places we all love to photograph.

We also aim to inspire younger photographers to engage in landscape and nature photography and want to provide those photographers with payment for their efforts to improve as photographers whilst telling the important stories of our planet.

The winner of the grant will be expected to produce a gallery of images with accompanying text relating to the project, similar to what might be needed for a magazine article. The time table for the project is negotiable. The winner grants us rights to use images and text in a variety of ways, including those within our Terms of Service. The article and images might be featured in a number of ways, including but not limited to:

The competition will aim to promote the project as an article in other publications and any monetary gains associated with this will be passed on to the photographer.

Example Concepts

Below are just some examples of project ideas extracted from the entries of previous award winners.