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Multimedia Grant – 2017 Call for Proposals

Funding is now available to WWOOF-USA members with a background or interest in photojournalism and filmmaking, and who will be visiting multiple WWOOF-USA host farms during the year.

WWOOF-USA Mission Statement
WWOOF-USA is part of a worldwide effort to link visitors with organic farmers, promote an educational exchange, and build a global community conscious of ecological farming practices.

The WWOOF-USA Multimedia Grant Program, established in 2016, will award one grant to a WWOOF-USA member for a special project that helps to promote our mission through photos and videos.  There are so many incredible WWOOF stories to tell, and we hope this project will help you to share yours.

Project Requirements
Project requirements include producing a minimum of 20 high quality photos, 3 or more short videos (3 min max) following the instructions described at https://stories.wwoofusa.org/, and a 7-day social media ‘take-over’ featuring the awardee’s photos or videos online. By submitting materials, awardee grants WWOOF-USA the right to copy, distribute, display, as well as authorize others to use those materials for any promotional purpose.  This program also requires that the awardee is a member of WWOOF-USA, and that project materials are created at multiple WWOOF host farms in the USA during the grant period.

The grant is for $2000, with half awarded at the start of grant period, and the remainder awarded upon completion of project.  Proposals will be accepted prior to May 15, 2017 at 11:59 pm, PT.  Awards will be announced by June 15, 2017.  All funded projects must be completed no later than May 31, 2018. Project applications must follow submission guidelines below to be considered.

Photo by Eva Verbeeck

Submission Guidelines
Please include in your proposal:

1) A title page with your name, address, phone number, email, and link to your WWOOF-USA profile
2) A two-page (max) proposal describing your qualifications, timeline, where you intend to WWOOF, your interest in WWOOF, and background or interest in photography and filmmaking
3) A one-page (max) resume, including links to samples of photo and video work

Applications should be no more than 4 pages total, sent in as one Word / PDF document.

Submit information electronically by May 15, 2017 to:
Sarah Potenza, WWOOF-USA Director, at: sarah@wwoofusa.org

This is the second cycle of WWOOF’s Multimedia Grant funding and WWOOF-USA is thrilled about the opportunity to support WWOOF-USA members in visiting farms and creating beautiful WWOOF stories that can be shared with others through videos and photos.  Be creative with your proposals – we are excited to hear about your project!

When applying, we encourage you to think about your WWOOF story and how you could share it with others to help grow the WWOOF movement and foster the spread of organic food and farming.  A list of last year’s projects can be viewed here.

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