Terms and Conditions

Deadline: August 30, 11:59 p.m., EDT

 

Eligibility

  • The du Cille Fellowship is open to all professional visual journalists who are current residents of the United States.
  • Staff photographers are eligible but must arrange time off from their employer to complete the project.

Expectations

  • The du Cille Fellow will do their best to adhere to the project timeline and communicate their progress with NPPF’s coordinator on a monthly basis. It is expected that the project will be completed within one (1) year of the Fellowship agreement.
  • The du Cille Fellow may seek advice and recommendations from NPPF as the du Cille Fellow deems useful. The NPPF Board is committed to supporting The du Cille Fellow to create a powerful and memorable result that meets the highest standards of contemporary journalism and storytelling.
  • Upon conclusion of the project, The du Cille Fellow will submit a minimum of 50 high-resolution images with comprehensive captions to NPPF. If the project results in a video, a high-resolution copy must be submitted.
  • A written document outlining the du Cille Fellow’s work on the grant is required.
  • In the tradition of “words and pictures” the du Cille Fellow is encouraged to write or collaborate with a writer to produce a story to accompany the work. NPPF will provide assistance if requested.

Intellectual property

  • Materials and ideas submitted are confidential and will be used only for judging purposes with the exception of the winning entry.
  • The recipient retains the ownership and copyright of the final product. Any monies generated by this project shall be retained by the recipient.
  • The recipient grants NPPF the right to use their name, likeness, biographical information, submitted images and/or videos from the application and project images on NPPF’s website, in any social media publicizing NPPF programs and publication of the work relating to the grant without additional compensation, fees or charges.
  • The recipient also grants NPPF its licensees, affiliates and their designees an irrevocable, non-exclusive, perpetual royalty-free license to use elements of their project (or the project in its entirety) on NPPF's website, on social media and as promotional materials to fundraise and promote our scholarships and grants. The recipient also hereby grants NPPF the right to make your project (or any and all elements thereof) available for educational purposes, including to colleges and universities of NPPF’s choosing.

 Ethics:

  • The recipient understands that they must adhere to the highest professional, ethical and personal standards for visual journalists. At its sole discretion, violations of these standards will result in withdrawal of the Fellowship and funding by NPPF.
  • An entry may not contain images that have been manipulated digitally in violation of generally accepted professional photojournalistic standards. Photographers should review and adhere to the National Press Photographers Association's code of ethics with respect to image manipulation. https://nppa.org/nppa-code-ethics
  • NPPF, in its sole discretion, retains the right to disqualify any entry found to include manipulated images or situations.
  • NPPF, in its sole discretion, may exercise its right to rescind the entire award amount if the grantee is found to have manipulated images beyond what is professionally accepted as noted in the NPPA Code of Ethics.

Financial:

  • All taxes and expenses are the responsibility of the du Cille Fellow. The Fellow must provide a U.S. Taxpayer Identification number upon acceptance of The du Cille Fellowship.
  • NPPF will pay $5,000 upon award of The du Cille Fellowship; the remainder of the funds will be provided as the project progresses.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: What material do I need to provide for the application?

  • Applicants may submit single (unrelated) pictures, picture stories and videos.
  • If the project is underway, be sure to include pictures that show your progress. Otherwise, you should include pictures or videos that illustrate your ability to complete the project. 
  • Photographs should be jpeg format with captions.
  • Videos should be links to Vimeo or YouTube such that judges will not have to go through advertisements to view your video.

Q: Do I complete my NPPF online portfolio or fill out the application first?

  • Please complete the personal information form first. Working on the project application and image submissions in tandem may be helpful.   
  • Personal Information, Application and Portfolio may be edited up until the deadline.