Solutions Visual Journalism Initiative - Application
The World Press Photo Foundation's Solutions Visual Journalism Initiative wants to commission a small number of new, high-quality visual stories with a solutions focus.

A solutions focus changes the frame of a story. Solutions visual journalism is image-led rigorous reporting on a response to a problem, and we have outlined its features here: https://www.worldpressphoto.org/programs/develop/solutions-visual-journalism-resources/38797. The viability of the proposed project and fit with the five features of solutions journalism will be the criteria against which applications will be judged.

Please answer the questions below, and send us examples of your visual work, either via links to online sites, or as a small portfolio via WeTransfer to David Campbell, Director of Programs and Outreach, at david@worldpressphoto.org, with 'SVJI Application' in the WeTransfer subject heading.

The deadline for applications is Friday 6 September 2019.

We will then select a shortlist and arrange online interviews with applicants on the shortlist before announcing the stories that have been commissioned.

PLEASE NOTE: due to staff leave we will not be able to answer any email queries before 28 August, but we will respond promptly after that date and before the deadline.

FINALLY - Answers are limited to 1000 characters in length. To complete this application we recommend you draft your answers in a separate document and then copy and paste them into this form. This form will not save a draft and you can only submit the form once.

Email address *
Which response to which problem do you wish to report on? *
What is your motivation for exploring this topic? *
What is the story you want to tell? *
How will you research the topic, and where will you get the information? *
What data and evidence is available about the response you are reporting on? *
What community will you be working in? *
Will you be collaborating with others in the making of your story? *
Do you already have contacts in that community to help with the research? If not, how will you get contacts? *
Will the story be based around still photographs or video, or a combination of photos and video? *
What other types of information will you provide in association with the visuals? *
Who is the audience for this project? *
How will you connect with this potential audience? *
How (with what medium or platform) would you ideally show this project to the audience? *
How will you connect your story back to the community it is about? *
What do you think will be the major problems you will encounter in making this story, and how will you overcome them? *
What is the budget for your project? Please provide details of all expenses. *
What level of funding do you require to undertake your project and deliver it ready for publication online and in print? *
In addition to your answers above, is there anything else you would like to add?
Do you have links to examples of your visual work online? If so, please list them here.
Remember...
...if you wish to send a small portfolio of supporting visual materials, please do so via WeTransfer and address them to David Campbell, Director of Programs and Outreach, at david@worldpressphoto.org, with 'SVJI Application' in the WeTransfer subject heading. The deadline for applications is Friday 6 September 2019. We will then select a shortlist and arrange online interviews with applicants on the shortlist. Please note: due to staff leave we will not be able to answer any email queries before 28 August, but we will respond promptly after that date, and before the deadline.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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