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June 12 2012

The Joan Wakelin bursary 2012 – entries open

Entries are invited for this year's Joan Wakelin bursary, offering photographers £2,000 and the chance to see their work in the Guardian

Entries are being invited for this year's Joan Wakelin bursary, which offers photographers £2,000 and the chance to have their work published in the Guardian.

The bursary, administered by the Guardian and the Royal Photographic Society, is awarded to the photographer who presents the best proposal for a photographic essay on an overseas social documentary issue.

Submission is open to all, with no restriction on age or qualification.

Entrants should submit a maximum of six images as examples of their work, along with a written proposal (maximum 500 words) describing their intended project, and a completed entry form, which can be downloaded from the link below.

Completed entries should arrive by first post on 1 August 2012 at: Guardian Picture Desk, Kings Place, York Way, London, N1 9GU.

The shortlist will be selected by a jury nominated by the Guardian and the RPS. The winner will be announced at the RPS awards evening on 6 September 2012.

The winning photo-essay will be published by the Guardian and the RPS Journal in 2013. Copyright will remain with the photographer, although licence will be agreed for the photo-essay to appear in the Guardian or on, the RPS Journal and any promotions associated with the bursary.

· Click here to download the entry form as a pdf. © 2012 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds

Neil Hall's photographs of fog-collecting in Chile – audio slideshow

Neil Hall was awarded the 2011 Joan Wakelin Bursary. He chose to travel to the Atacama desert in Chile, said to be the driest place on Earth, to document the process of harvesting coastal fog in large nets to provide water in the area

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