2010 ShootQ Grant Recipient


It is with much pride I make the following announcement. I was a small part of the judging process for the annual ShootQ Grant and I’m thrilled with the outcome of our decision. There were many amazing entries and the selection process was definitely an exercise in compromise and communication, but at the end of the day, I think we’re all proud of the worthy recipient.

The 2010 ShootQ $10,000 Grant Winner is Annie O’Neill!

For more information on how to submit applications for future ShootQ grants, CLICK HERE to check out the website!

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  1. Ceci

    September 23rd, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Congrats Annie!

  2. Stephanie Stewart

    September 23rd, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Wow! Such a deserving winner! Congratulations, Annie! Best Wishes!!!

  3. Khristen

    September 23rd, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Congrats to Annie!!!

  4. nataaha

    September 23rd, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Im so glad this cause won the grant. I am from the UK and my brother is in the British armed forces. These men and women that risk their lives daily, need to be admired more – and held in higher regard. They witness more in one tour than many of us will in a lifetime. I’m proud of our troops.Etremley proud.xx

  5. Daniel

    September 23rd, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    What a remarkable project!! Well deserved, and definitely a topic that does not get enough public awareness!! Congrats to Annie~

  6. Erin

    September 23rd, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    WOW! I viewed her portfolio that she submitted to the contest. Compelling and moving. She is an incredibly gifted story teller. I was very moved by her images and I am sure she will use the grant in a wonderful way.

  7. Deyla Huss Photography

    September 23rd, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    SO Amazing! COngrats to Annie! well deserved!

  8. Theresa McDonald

    September 23rd, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Congratulations to Annie O’Neill. Upon looking at her winning portfolio it brought a tear to my eyes and an ache in my heart. Her series of photos of Tim Tullis touched me so deeply as I have an autistic son. There have been many times where I have pondered on what the future holds for our family. The rawness of her images are so powerful. Love, care, daily despair, to HOPE, COMPASSION and ACCEPTANCE. Avery worthy recipiant. Thanks for bringing Annie O’Neill’s work into my life.

  9. Amanda Thiessen

    September 23rd, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Wow! She deserves the win!

  10. Mishelle Lamarand

    September 24th, 2009 at 12:53 am

    Wow, what an amazing artist. Completely deserving. I’m proud to be a part of the ShootQ family. I can barely remember life before ShootQ!

  11. CEM

    September 24th, 2009 at 12:57 am

    First, I salute Annie for her great work. Second, thanks to Jasmine to let us know about ShootQ. I am currently working on a great project and it will take about a year to complete. I might share my ideas with public thru ShootQ.

  12. cem

    September 24th, 2009 at 12:59 am

    hey, jasmine it s me again, sorry to bother you, but I think your blog title should be 2009 ShootQ, 😉 ciao. Cem

  13. ksen : )

    September 24th, 2009 at 1:27 am

    i think ShootQ is downright amazing for offering this grant & Annie for passionately bringing more awareness to this issue. a big congratulations to her!

  14. Caroline Ghetes

    September 24th, 2009 at 2:52 am

    Very well deserved. I can’t wait to see what comes from this. What a big heart Annie has! Congratulations to her!

  15. dan speicher

    September 24th, 2009 at 2:57 am

    Annie is a great photographer from here in Pittsburgh and I am proud that she got this. Way to support a great cause Jasmine.

  16. Shuva Rahim

    September 24th, 2009 at 4:28 am

    An incredible and important subject worthy of this grant… congrats to Annie!

  17. Brian Fletcher

    September 24th, 2009 at 4:32 am

    Pretty cool stuff!

  18. Fiona Andersen

    September 24th, 2009 at 10:05 am

    And she is why the art of photography is such an integral part of human life. We need this medium to remind us of what we have and what we have to be thankful for. She tells a beautiful and heart breaking story, through her lens. Well deserved, well deserved!

  19. caroline

    September 24th, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Nice to see a local photog win it!

  20. Sarah A. Schlothan Christensen

    September 24th, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    I hope you’ll follow up later with a link to her finished project; I would love to see what she does with this!

  21. ohana photographers

    September 24th, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    blessings to her and her cause! she deserves it!

  22. Kirsten Bragg

    September 24th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    You’ve just been pimped. On my blog that is…I wrote about you today! As a college student with a lot less experience than you 🙂 I find your blog SO beyond encouraging!! Thanks for all you do!

  23. kymberli q.

    September 24th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Wow. Just incredible. That story touched my heart. Congratulations to Annie!!

  24. cassandra m

    September 24th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    very powerful. Congrats Annie and God Bless!

  25. Diandra

    September 25th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Awesome Awesome Awesome! I love the portfolio of work she’s already done. Brought me to tears!