Follow The Light Foundation offers $5,000 grant in honor of Larry Moore
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 18 April, 2011 : - - San Clemente -- The Follow the Light Foundation (FTLF) is calling all photographers to submit their applications for its annual $5,000 grant in honor of the late Larry 'Flame' Moore. The deadline is one month from today: entries must be received no later than May, 17, 2011.
The FTLF was founded after Moores passing to ensure that up-and-coming surf photographers continue to get the recognition and support they deserve. Flame legendary Photo Editor of SURFING Magazine for more than three decades made it a priority to teach and inspire anyone with a passion for photography. This grant helps keep that legacy alive. The application and details can be found on the FTLF website. (folllowthelightfoundation.org)
Now in its sixth year, the FTLF continues to recognize photographers on the rise and help fuel their vision. During this years submission process, photographers will edit their images and cue it to the music of their choice. The visual presentations of the Top 5 finalists will then be shown at an awards night at the Shorebreak Hotel during the US Open of Surfing on Tuesday, August 2.
Recognizing the worlds best up-and-coming surf photographers fits right in with the spirit of the US Open of Surfing, says FTLF sponsor Bob Hurley. Its so fun to see such an amazing showcase of young talent in one place very inspiring.
Judging from the career paths of past winners, the FTLF recipients will continue to inspire. 2010 recipient Morgan Maassen is quickly becoming the surf worlds freshest eye. Former winners Chris Burkard and Todd Glaser and Ray Collins are three of the most prolific and talented photographers in the sport today, and they all give credit to Flame and FTLF for helping their dream job come true. It was such an honor to be picked for this grant, said 2008 winner Todd Glaser. To be recognized and critiqued by legends like Aaron Chang and get funding on top of it will always stand as a career highlight.
To help round out the wide spectrum of gifted photographers, FTLF will be honoring the late Leroy Grannis this year, a surf photography pioneer and founder of Surfing Magazine. Follow The Light also wants you to be a judge. The Peoples Choice Award will be a text to vote format, where you can vote for your favorite. Winner will be announced at the Shorebreak Hotel.
To submit an application, contact Peter Taras (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jeremiah Klein (email@example.com). The FTLF is proud to be working with Surfing Magazine, SWELL, Hurley and Oakley to provide this years grant. For more information, go to followthelightfoundation.org.
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