Submissions open for fifth Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award, photography bursary including £2,000 cash

  • United Kingdom
  • UK Wide
  • Rebecca Vassie Trust
  • National
  • No
  • Who can apply: An early-to-mid-career photographer in or from the UK 


    The award: £2,000 to undertake a narrative photography project with a social or political context; mentorship and £500 credit at Metro Imaging (excludes self service, film sales, framing and retouch); support from the Trust towards public and industry exposure of the work; membership of Shutter Hub. 


    Judges include: Caroline Hunter (Guardian), Phil Coomes (BBC) and Jennifer Thatcher (critic and curator).


    The award was created in memory of Rebecca Vassie, a British photographer and photojournalist who died suddenly, aged 30, while on assignment in Uganda in March 2015.


    Previous awards have been won by projects exploring an Islamic community in Israel, health and housing in Glasgow, therapy for survivors of the Rwandan genocide and defying stereotypes of what it is to be older.

  • £2000
  • How to apply: Full submission information at

  • 08/04/2022