2012 Tim Hetherington Grant

Information and application

The application process is open to all professional photographers who have participated in a World Press Photo competition between 2008 and 2012. The grant is intended to support a photographer in completing an existing project on a human rights theme. Read more about the 2012 grant in the press release.

Human Rights Watch, our partner in the Tim Hetherington Grant, defines 'human rights' in the following way: "At the very heart of a human rights issue or theme lies the critical factor of responsibility - some government, rebel group, institution, or individual is responsible for what is happening."

Timeline for applications

  • Call for applications: 8 October
  • Deadline: 15 November
  • Selection: 7-8 December
  • Recipient announced: 10 December

To apply for the grant, download the PDF application form, fill it in, and email it to grants@worldpressphoto.org.

After we have reviewed and approved your application, you will receive further instructions for how to proceed with your application.