With all the social media hoopla surrounding the presidential campaign, the media landscape has been dominated by young bloggers.
They have been among the biggest influencers on Twitter and Facebook, and they’ve been the ones who’ve been trying to bring their voices to the world, whether it be in print, video, or Instagram.
This year, they’ve seen a new opportunity to step up and contribute to the conversation.
The National Press Photographers Association announced on Monday that it has launched the “Young Photographers for Change” initiative, a contest for young, aspiring photographers to get involved with the campaign.
The contest will be open to aspiring photographers from all over the world and will help them to find work on the campaign trail.
The winner will be awarded $100,000 in grants, the NPA said.
This is a great opportunity for young photographers to show they can make a difference and show the world they’re worthy of this kind of recognition.
The contest will also be open for the first time to those who have been active on Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter, with a limit of one entry per photographer.
This will help to give them the opportunity to engage with their communities in a meaningful way, the agency said.
While the contest is not necessarily geared towards young photographers, the idea is to provide them with an outlet to share their stories and ideas.
“Young photographers have been really important to this campaign, because we’ve seen how powerful their voices are,” said Jennifer Breen, president of the National Press Photographer Association.
“As they continue to grow, the more important it becomes to their community that they’re represented, even if it’s in a way that doesn’t make them feel like a celebrity.”
The contest is open until July 10.
For more information, visit nppa.org.
The Huffington Post has reached out to the NPPAA for comment and will update this post when we receive it.