Getty Images is teaming up with Team SCA in a competition aimed at empowering women to become professional photographers.
The Team SCA Academy will look to engage increasing numbers of female photographers to contribute and interact with Team SCA, SCA and Getty Images, within the backdrop of the Volvo Ocean Race.
The competition is now open and will run through to October 1st 2014. A judging panel will then select ten female photographers to experience both SCA and the race with one winner attending each stopover during the race itself in between October 2014 and June 2015.
The final collection of images will form part of a Getty Images Gallery showcase event in London during the summer of 2015.
Female photographers are encouraged to present a portfolio of images that celebrate these awe-inspiring women from all walks of life.
Using the theme 'Ordinary Women doing an Extraordinary Thing', the images should seek to celebrate the empowerment of women both in the home and on a wider international scale. We welcome images of women at work or play, meeting challenges or enjoying life experiences, family and friends.
There will be 10 winners selected during the course of the competitions from April 1st to October 1st. These winners will be chosen by the judging panel based on submissions received into the competition platform by the following dates. Each entrant must submit a minimum of 6 images to qualify for the competition prize.
4 winners selected and announced on July 1st
Closing date for submissions June 23rd
6 winners selected and announced on October 7th
Closing date for submissions October 1st
The leading images from each winning photographer will form part of an Academy portfolio of images for Team SCA exhibition in the Pavilion at the race stopovers.
One Experience winner will work with Team SCA at each stopover with an assignment set to cover an aspect of the project specifically targeted around local CSR initiatives, which in the main will be linked to Women and Hygiene.
The Academy will also provide the Experience winners with practical tuition from professional Getty Images and Team SCA photographers to help to further develop their skill set during the race stopover.
Prize Experience x 10 includes
Travel to/from stopover location
Getty Images Photographer Experience
There will be a total of ten prize Experience packages available with one each at:
Alicante (Spain), Cape Town (South Africa), Abu Dhabi (UAE), Sanya (China), Auckland (New Zealand), Itajai (Brazil), Newport (USA), Lisbon (Portugal), Lorient (France) and Gothenburg (Sweden)