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2020 Follow the Light Surf Photography Grant Program Entry and Application


2020 Follow the Light Surf Photography Grant Program Entry Fee and Application


Welcome to the 2020 Follow the Light Surf Photography Grant Program in loving memory of Larry “Flame” Moore

Color Barrel by Nick Green

Aspiring surf photographers between the ages of 16-25 (as of 10 September 2020) are encouraged to enter a portfolio of 30 images and a completed program application to be judged by some of the most respected surf photographers and photo editors in the world.

Our 5 finalists will be invited to attend our awards ceremony at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point, California on Thursday 10 September 2020.

Our winning photographer will receive the coveted “Follow the Light” Award, a cash grant of $5,000 and a paid working opportunity with one of our brand partners, while the other 4 finalists will receive a cash grant of $1,000.

2019 Winner Nick Green
Photo: Jeremiah Klein

There is also our People’s Choice Award that recognizes the crowd favorite on the night of the awards.

Upon payment of the $25 program administrative fee, you will download the application and receive a link to upload your portfolio. Upload links will be sent within 72 hours of payment.

The submission window runs from 6:00am (PDT) 1 April 2020 through 12:00noon (PDT) 31 May 2020.

All instructions, selection criteria, and other important information are in the Program Application.

We are proud to continue Flame’s legacy and look forward to seeing the amazing work of the world’s up and coming surf photographers!

As Larry always said–“Keep ‘Em Light, and Keep ‘Em Bright!”

Thank you to Vans, Canto, AquaTech, The Ocean Institute, Left Coast Brewing, Longboard Wines and FUEL TV for the unwavering support of Follow the Light.


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