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Explorer's Grant

Explorer's Grant

Do you have a story to tell that could change the world?

We know that photographers and storytellers have the creativity to solve problems, and the skills to record a unique story along the way.
So we’re giving you the chance to do both. It’s called the Explorer's Grant.

In 2018, we will be providing grants to problem solvers, creative geniuses and experience collectors who are trying to make the world, or their community a little better. And, if you receive a grant, we won’t just back you financially, we will give you the platform to share your story. 

We’ve set aside $25,000 in total for the 2018 program to be shared between our photographic story tellers and the cause in need. We have $10000 in total available for travel and production, $10000 in total to donate to causes and $5000 in total for promotion and production. 

Applications have closed as of 30th September 2018, and the 2018 recipients have been announced.

Register your interest now for the 2019 Explorer's Grant!

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Congratulations to the CameraPro Explorer's Grant Recipients for 2018!

Jimmy White

Jimmy White

Jimmy has dedicated his life to understanding and conserving the natural world. He followed his passion, which was to explore the wildness areas of our planet and understand the animals that live there. After you have seen the things around you, the next step is always to go a little further. Before he knew it his life was one big adventure.
Jimmy's PhD work examined the role of marine protected areas plan in the conservation of shark species. 

Jolyon Hoff

Jolyon Hoff

Jolyon is an Australian filmmaker. Fascinated by sub-cultures, identity and community. Five years ago Jolyon went to meet a refugee in Indonesia. Almost immediately he met Muzafar and Khadim and their friendship changed all their lives. They still work with each other every day, bringing Australians and refugees together.

Marcus Wong

Marcus Wong

Marcus is 20 years old, and is a photographer, filmmaker and graphic designer based in Perth, WA. He believes that communication starts conversation, and conversation sparks change. Marchus volunteered in Uganda, Africa at an orphanage for 3 months, and grew to love working with children and telling their stories. His hope is to bridge the gap between third world countries and Australia through filmmaking and photography by telling the stories of people in Africa. 

More information on their projects will be coming soon, watch this space!


Explorer's grant criteria

 GRANT CRITERIA 

WHAT?  

 

  • CameraPro is launching The Explorer's Grant to aid Australian Storytellers in gaining exposure and support for their cause through photography and videography. The project can last up to 6 months with a focus on rural communities, business or entrepreneurs making an positive, social or environmental impact locally or globally. CameraPro currently collaborate with organisations whose mission aligns with our values, we are constantly looking for new opportunities to get involved in and we want to help you make the world better. Funding up to $20000 in total is for projects and $5000 for promotion and production. Applications for funding small and large are welcomed, we know that sometimes it only takes a little funding to help achieve a lot. We are looking for creativity that has impact and a strong reach. 

 

FUNDING 

 

  • We have $10000 in total available for travel and production, $10000 in total to donate to causes and $5000 in total for promotion and production. You let us know how much you would like to apply for in your application.  Please note, funding may be split between multiple applications. 

 

WHO CAN APPLY? 

 

  • We're inviting Australian residents to apply for funding who want to educate society and provide support to their cause through photography and videography. Please apply if you consider yourself any of the following: 

 

An Humanitarian, Environmentalist, Storyteller, Narrator, Innovator, Pioneer, Developer, Ground breaker, Trailblazer, Pathfinder, Progressivist, Experimenter and/or inventor creator.  

 

WHERE? 

 

  •  The Explorer's Grant can be a global project, we are interested in hearing about world wide proposals. CameraPro basecamp is in Newstead, Brisbane, Queensland. We can organise skype and phone contacts so there aren't any restrictions for successful applicants. 

 

WHEN? 

 

  • Applications have closed as of 30th September 2018, and our 2018 recipients have been announced.
  • We're accepting applications from July 1st 2018. Applications close September 30th 2018. Successful applicants will be announced on November 30th 2018.  
  • The successful applicants are to submit completed projects by May 31st 2019.  
  • Register your interest now for the 2019 Explorer's Grant!

 

HOW? 

 

  • Read our Frequently Asked Questions and Terms & Conditions.
  • Complete our application form. 
  • Complete our application requirements.
  • Original content creation is a must. Provide up to 10 original images and/or an up to 2 minute long original video which showcases your storytelling capabilities through your creation and production. Content can be previously created content if you don't have any content on your proposal project. 
  • Submit your application and content via the google form linked below. 
  • Successful applicants will have 6 months to document your project with milestone updates being presented in your project plan. 
  • On completion of your project we will help facilitate a group presentation, exhibition and roadshow to help gain exposure to your project.  

Explorer's grant criteria

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