The Search and Selection process for the Social Entrepreneur of the Year was established to recognize outstanding social entrepreneurs around the globe, an initiative of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and the Jubilant
If you think you know someone who should be a candidate, forward this link to him or her.
Additional Information on how to apply/Criteria/Benefits/and Processes available here
The African Studies Association offers an annual grant program to assist book donation projects with shipping costs to send books to African libraries and schools. The Africana Librarians Council, Gretchen Walsh Book Donation Committee reads grant proposals and makes recommendations to ASA.
Successful awards are usually small grants in amounts from $200 to $1000. Past awards are listed here. Those applying for partial funding of a project should clearly show how additional funding will be solicited.
The grants are intended to encourage
innovative projects that incorporate essential elements, including:
1. Recipient participation
Book donation programs should reflect a partnership between institutions in Africa and the US with a liaison contact from each institution. While large scale donations of container-loads of books can be effective, the ASA is trying to fill a perceived gap by increasing the number of small to medium-sized projects that focus on specific, articulated needs. Community based, grassroot project involvement with benefit to broad, non-sectarian populations are encouraged.
2. High quality materials
While books need not be new, they should be in good condition and relevant to the recipient’s needs.
Books can be procured from libraries’ duplicates, personal libraries, books stores, students and publishers.
3. Attention to details of logistics The project plan should include a place to store books as they are being collected, a means of reviewing the books for
physical quality and relevance to the recipient’s request, materials and staff for packing, a means of shipping to Africa, and all necessary paperwork for customs and shipping. The ASA cannot offer any services in arranging shipping or other logistics. Our role is to supply funding to the greatest
Applications for Funding
1. Project description: Send a 1-3 page description covering: the recipient and relationship to donor the materials requested (specific titles or subject
areas) the number of books, and means of obtaining them shipping and other logistical plans status of the project—-is it already underway, or just
in the idea stage? who will administer the project? Who is the liaison
What are total costs of the project?
How much is the request to the ASA?
How will ASA funds be used? For partial funding requests, how will other funds be solicited?
Applications must be sent on or before May 31st to the office of the ASA Secretariat at email@example.com
Those that are awarded are expected to provide a report on the project and a brief summary for ASA News at the project’s completion. Photographs,
websites, digitized information related to project progress is encouraged and may be used for development purposes by ASA or ALC.
More information available here http://tinyurl.com/c3ga6kd
Application deadline for the 2012 cycle is May 31, 2012.
The International Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for professional, non-
professional, and student photographers on a global level, creating one of the most ambitious
and comprehensive competitions in the
photography world today.
The overall winners of the eight main categories listed below will compete for IPA’s top award of International Photographer of the Year. Those
finalists will be invited to attend the Lucie Awards at the Lincoln Center, New York, where one photographer will be announced as the International Photographer of the Year, earning the
coveted Lucie Statue and a cash prize of $10,000 provided by AtEdge.
The nominees in the seven non-
professional and student categories will be invited to the Lucie Awards to compete for the title of the Discovery of the Year, a Lucie Statue and $5,000 cash prize provided by Blurb. Six nominees comprised of all levels of profession will be invited to the Lucie
Awards for the title of Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year, where the story behind the images are dually judged, and to compete for the
coveted Lucie Statue and a cash prize of $5,000.
In addition to earning the chance to compete for the cash prizes, the category winners (nominees) will
each receive two tickets to the Lucie Awards, a free copy of the Annual Awards Book and the following
Advertising Photographer of the Year
Architectural Photographer of the Year
Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year
Editorial Photographer of the Year
Photography Book of the Year (professionals only)
Fine Art Photographer of the Year
Nature Photographer of the Year
People Photographer of the Year
Photographer of the Year in the Special category.
BEST OF SHOW EXHIBITION:
Each year, the IPA will invite an established curator to select 45 images from both the professional and
non-professional pools of first, second, and third place winners to be exhibited in an exclusive show in New York City, during the week leading up to the
Lucie Awards gala. The Best of Show will then travel to various countries to be included in photo festivals, galleries, and other photography related events.
The work of all first, second and third place winners will be published in the high-quality, full-color, award winning Annual International Photography
Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in the world’s premiere showcase of photographic talent.
Send your best work today.
Deadline: May 31, 2012
For information on HOW TO ENTER, AWARDS, CATEGORIES, ENTRY FEES, and RULES visit http://photoawards.com/en/Pages/Enter/submit.php