Shutterstock Announces Panel of Judges for its Creative Grant Program Shutterstock Stories
Distinguished panel includes Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra and Academy Award® Winning film producer Geralyn White Dreyfous
NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2013Shutterstock Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global provider of digital imagery, announced today its panel of judges for Shutterstock Stories, a creative grant program that will award $75,000 to artists around the world. This esteemed group was selected based on each individual's creative innovation and artistic leadership.Geralyn White Dreyfous, Executive Producer of the Academy Award® Winning Born Into Brothels and co-founder of Impact Partners, an organization that connects filmmakers with investors and philanthropistsDeclan Gough, UK-based publisher for Future Publishing's Digital Design portfolio, including .Net, Creative Bloq, 3D World and Computer ArtsEduardo Kobra, Brazilian street artist most notable for his "Walls of Memory" project, that seeks to transform urban landscapes through geocentric historical imageryNicole Stipp, Marketing and Communications Specialist for kate spade new yorkAnnie Werner, Brooklyn-based Art Evangelist for Tumblr and advocate for artists"Stories celebrates the amazing work of our contributors, who include filmmakers, illustrators and photographers," said Shutterstock Curator Liz Lapp. "It's an honor to be working with this esteemed panel of judges, each of whom brings a unique perspective from the creative world."Submissions for Stories will be accepted through August 14, 2013. During the grant selection process, the panel of judges will review video and text entries from Shutterstock contributors and select 5 finalists, each of which will receive $5,000, and one grand-prize winner to be awarded $25,000. The public will also have the opportunity to select a People's Choice Winner to also receive $25,000.To learn more about the creative grant program, or read the official submission rules, visit the Shutterstock Blog.
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Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), directly and through its group subsidiaries, is a leading global provider of high-quality licensed photographs, vectors, illustrations, videos and music to businesses, marketing agencies and media organizations around the world. Working with its growing community of over 250,000 contributors, Shutterstock adds hundreds of thousands of images each week, and currently has more than 150 million images and more than 8 million video clips available.
Headquartered in New York City, Shutterstock has offices around the world and customers in more than 150 countries. The company also owns Bigstock, a value-oriented stock media agency; Shutterstock Custom, a custom content creation platform; Offset, a high-end image collection; PremiumBeat a curated royalty-free music library; Rex Features, a premier source of editorial images for the world's media; and Webdam, a cloud-based digital asset management service for businesses.
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