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SOURCE Shutterstock, Inc.
Recipients reside in France, Brazil, Mexico, Netherlands and United States
NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global provider of digital imagery, today announced the 7 winning recipients for Shutterstock Stories, a creative grant program that will award a total of $75,000 to artists around the world.
Shutterstock received submissions from 39 countries, representing diverse backgrounds and creativity. "To hear what inspires our artists was an incredibly rewarding process," said Meagan Kirkpatrick, who oversees Global Communications at Shutterstock. "We hope these grants provide a resource for contributors to do even more with their talent, and that sharing their stories will encourage others to pursue their own creative passions," she added.
Six of the winning entries were chosen by the previously announced panel of judges, which included Academy Award® winning film producer Geralyn White Dreyfous; Head Future Media's of Creative & Design Group, Declan Gough; top Shutterstock contributor Anja Kaiser; Tumblr's Annie Werner; Nicole Stipp of kate spade new york and Shutterstock Founder/CEO Jon Oringer. The seventh was determined by a public vote, with nearly 17,000 votes being cast during a ten-day period.
$25,000 Winner (Judges' Choice)
$25,000 Winner (People's Choice)
$5,000 Winners (Judges' Choice)
For more information on Shutterstock Stories and to view the winning entries, visit http://www.shutterstock.com/stories.
Shutterstock works closely with its growing contributor community of photographers, videographers, illustrators and designers to curate a global marketplace for royalty-free imagery. Shutterstock adds tens of thousands of rights-cleared images each week, and with more than 28 million images currently available, the company recently surpassed 300-million all time paid downloads.
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