The New Orleans Photo Alliance is now receiving application for its 2013 Michael P. Smith Documentary Photography Award.
The deadline for submissions is March 29th, 2013.
Kael Alford was the winner of this award in 2012 (see image above).
Here is how they describe the program and the process for recognition:
"The Michael P. Smith Fund For Documentary Photography (MPS Fund) was created by the New Orleans Photo Alliance to honor the life and work of Michael P. Smith, one of New Orleans’ most legendary and beloved documentary photographers.
"The MPS Fund awards one $5000 grant annually to a Gulf Coast photographer whose work combines artistic excellence and a sustained commitment to a long-term cultural documentary project.
"Both emerging and established photographers residing in the Gulf Coast states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida are eligible to apply. The subject matter for the proposed project is not limited to the Gulf Coast region."
The guidelines are here. If you are a shooter residing in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, or Florida, here's your chance.