2016 Gomma Grant guidelines:

An international photography grant competition run by Gomma Books Ltd.

The Gomma Photography Grant is a grant contest tailored to fund and support photographers, both emerging and established, working among various genre.

Please note that due to the high volume of requests, it is not possible for Gomma's editors to review unsolicitated material outside of the Gomma Grant competition.

Schedule and Deadline

Submissions accepted from July 1st to October 31st, 2016

Deadline: October 31st, 2016, Midnight (Hawaii, UTC-10:00).

Guidelines info

Please submit between 12 and 50 images
From an unfinished, ongoing or complete project.
Any medium: black & white or color, analogue or digital. Polaroid/instagram etc...
Any genre: Portraiture/Documentary/Fine Art/Black & White/Photojournalism/Conceptual/Landscape...

We are looking for consistency, personality and courage.

Submission guidelines

12 to 50 images at 72 dpi (JPGs - sRGB/RGB)
1300 pixels on the longest size.
A short statement.
A short biography.
A breakdown of how you will spend the grant.

The winners will be announced on 17th February 2017.

Brief FAQ

Are multiple entries allowed? Yes, as long as they are from different works.
What type of work? Any genre. Portraiture/Documentary/Fine Art etc...
Can I submit fewer that 12 images? That wouldn't be possible. Minimum images requirement is 12.
Why do you charge this year? Unfortunately, running a contest for a grant like this one comes with substantial costs - from the interface submittable.com fees, to web hosting/ web developing & graphic design costs, to the time-consuming selection process (which can take months), marketing and advertising expenses, etc. Therefore we have been forced to apply a small submission fee this year in order to counterbalance all of these costs. In addition we believe that if a photographer is paying for a submission he/she will invest more time and will focus more thoroughly on the editing and compiling of the images, therefore raising the overall quality bar of the grant even further.
I started this 'ongoing' project long time ago, can I still submit it? Yes, it does not matter when you started this work.
I am based in a non-Euro currency country, how will I get paid if I win this grant? The 1000 euros will be transferred into your bank account or Paypal account at the exchange rate on the day of transaction.
Do you award only one grant? Our aim is to get to a position where we could actually give several substantial grants, that will depend on the amount of entries submitted; that will depend on the amount of entries submitted; at the moment we are giving a first, a second and a third place grant - respectively receiving 1000, 500 and 200 Euros.
The work submitted doesn't have to be ongoing any longer? That's correct. From 2016 photographers can submit completed body of works.

Full submission page here

For further info and to submit please log on to: https://gomma.submittable.com/submit

For Copyrights and Rights Usage information: http://www.gommamag.com/copyright.html

Entry Fees

Early bird, 31st August 2016: € 10.00
Final deadline, 31st October 2016: € 20.00

Multiple entries are permitted but must be for different bodies of work.


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