ShootQ Grant


Today is a gorgeous. Like the kind of days when you roll down your car window and deeply inhale. Sea air, freshly cut grass, and a splash of car exhaust…ahhh, nothing like life in Orange County! 😉

I’m sure plenty of my blog readers are familiar with the Shoot Q Grant, but for those of you who are not, you MUST take the time to check it out! There isn’t any other grant out there for photographers as amazing as this and I am SO incredibly honored to be a part of this project. Joe Buissink, Dawn Davis, Greg Gibson, Laura Novak, and myself are judges for this fabulous grant and I couldn’t be more excited!

If this $10,000 grant sounds like something that may benefit you—or someone you know—be sure to the CHECK IT OUT! I look forward to hearing your stories and getting to know you better through this amazing process!

Happy Monday!

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  1. mella

    March 31st, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    that’s great. really, jaz how many people are considered? …and i want you to know that i feel special, being the first to comment on this post. hey, call me, we gotta talk bday plans

  2. Sara

    March 31st, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    I will absolutely trade your sea air and freshly cut grass for the 5 inches of snow we’re suppose to get throughout the day. Mother Nature’s April Fool’s joke?

    I’m ready for the beach.

  3. kymberli q.

    March 31st, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    I’m bummed because I’m not yet eligible and I know exactly what I would present to the judges. 🙁 But… this is such a wonderful idea for those who are eligible. Great, great stuff!

  4. wac

    March 31st, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    we had snow in colorado today. i guess the OC is the place to be, huh?

    and, i too, am bummed that i’m not eligable for this grant because i have enough ideas to fill a notebook…or three.

  5. Sarah Skow

    April 1st, 2008 at 4:47 am

    Hey Jasmine– any idea when the application’s deadline is? I couldn’t seem to find it. Thanks so much! 🙂

  6. Jasmine Marie

    April 1st, 2008 at 5:48 am

    What an amazing opportunity! Thanks for sharing.

  7. chris

    April 1st, 2008 at 6:41 am

    Jasmine, thanks for bringing up this grant. I, too, am working on a project that is aimed at raising awareness about child abuse and just celebrating childhood in general. It’s called PROJECT CHILDHOOD, and I’m trying to get every photographer around the world to take part. It actually starts in two days! I’m so excited.

  8. Melli

    April 1st, 2008 at 6:58 am

    Thanks for posting this. I sent this to a friend who is working on a project about wildlife conservation. I am sure he is interested… .

  9. gabriel.ryan.

    April 1st, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    i heart shootq.

  10. Meredith Williams

    April 1st, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    This is great, thanks for sharing!

  11. Karlin Connell

    April 1st, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    Jasmine, I am a long time reader and a first time commenter! Thank you for posting this because this is my first year in the business and I was not aware of the grant. I have already downloaded my application! I cannot wait. My cause is something so near and dear to my heart and I hope through this I can share it with the world! Thanks for the inspiration, I am a big fan! We share similar backgrounds, only, I just made it to the LSAT and cried:)

  12. Karen Mikols

    April 1st, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    I’m SO excited about this! I’ve been doing my research and preparing to write my proposal!

  13. rowena

    April 1st, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    What a privilege to be part of a worthy cause!


    April 8th, 2008 at 1:33 am

    i’ve never heard of this so thanks for posting. i look forward to looking into it. i’ve been on an internet strike, so I’m just catching up … happy birthday much later!

  15. New York City Wedding Photographer

    April 8th, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    I have been telling everyone about this contest. Such a great effort. I look forward to seeing what develops…no pun intended.