Upcoming Paid Opportunities for Creatives

At hazel, we know how difficult the job market has been on creatives since COVID- 19 emerged. We have compiled a list of upcoming contests, fellowships, and other opportunities for creatives like you. To make it easier to navigate, we have divided our findings into two categories: writing and art.

Writing and Research Opportunities

TitleDeadlineCompensation
Jack Grapes Poetry Prize31 August 2020Six finalists will receive $50 each, plus publication.
American-Scandinavian Foundation1 September 2020 $2,500
Transitions Abroad Expatriate and Work Abroad Writing Contest15 September 2020 First: $500; Second: $150; Third: $100; All Finalists: $50
The Query Letter Blurb Contest15 September 2020prize of $500 for the best blurb
Writing Fellowships17 September 2020Cash Prize: 
$50,000
Cullman Center Fellowships25 September 2020Cash Prize: 
$75,000
Diverse Voices Prize30 September 2020Cash Prize: 
$3,000
Patricia Dobler Poetry Award1 October 2020Cash Prize: 
$2,500
A Public Space Writing Fellowships15 October 2020Cash Prize: 
$1,000
CHILLFILTRrollingHonorarium of $20 per 1000 words
2021 ICPSR Research Paper CompetitionsDeadline not mentioned, awards announced in April 2021$1,000 for first place, $750 for second place.

Artist Opportunities

TitleDeadlineCompensation
International Jewellery Competition “Young Designers Corner”31 August 2020 1st: EUR 1.500,00 
2nd: EUR 1.000,00
3rd: EUR 500,00
International Photography Grant31 August 2020$1000 to the applicant with the most inspirational photographic idea.
Photography 4 Humanity 2020 International Photo Contest31 August 2020$5,000 USD
Awesome Foundation GrantsRecurring MonthlyMicro-grants of $1000
Tezuka Manga Contest Manga 2020
1 September 2020First place: 2 million yen 
Second place: 1 million yen
Honorable mention: 500,000 yen 
Prix Picto de la Mode6 September 2020First Prize will receive a Leica camera worth € 4,990
Forgotten Recipe: That Deserves a Comeback13 September 2020First prize: $200
Second place: $40
Third place: $40
Fourth place: $40
Fifth place:  $40
Embracing Our Differences 2021 – 2021 Exhibit7 October 2020$3,000 USD will be presented in the form of three separate awards
7th Fine Art Photography Awards11 October 2020Prize: $3000; $2000
China Hardware Products International Design Competition 202015 October 2020Prize fund: ¥860,000
Monochrome Awards 202015 November 2020Photographer of the Year: $2000 
Discovery of the Year: $1000 
Andreu World International Design Contest 202027 November 2020First prize: 4000 euros
Second prize: 2000 euros
Smithsonian magazine 18th Annual  Photo Contest 2020
30 November 2020Grand Prize: $2,500
The winners of each of the six categories: $500 each..
Readers’ Choice award: $500
Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant1 Feb  2021Three grants:
$50,000, $20,000, or $10,000

Unsure how to apply for a grant? Check this out.

Have a paid opportunity? Email us!

Happy applying! See you all next week.

Published by Carley Walton

Carley Walton is a recent graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and English as well as having studied Women and Gender Studies as her minor. On top of pursuing a career in museum education, she is passionate about social justice and uplifting the arts. In her spare time, one can find her developing and shooting 120mm film or writing poetry with her cat, Otto.

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