Grantees were chosen by an eight-member panel, all of whom served on the Advisory Board of the DPPF. Panel members’ work is featured by Getty Images, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, and major media outlets; they have been recognized by World Press Photo, National Press Photographers Association, the International Olympic Committee, and Pictures of the Year International. Three members of the panel will serve as mentors to the recipients of the $5,000 grants.
The 2021 application period will be live in from March 15 – May 1 and will be hosted on Picter.
Details on timeline and how to apply will be available here by late 2020.
The DPPF supports emerging and early-career sports photographers. Candidates should demonstrate serious pursuit of a sports photography career. Photographers with more than 3 years’ sustained professional experience are considered beyond the scope of the DPPF’s programs.