My name is Critos Pro . I am a Wedding and fashion photographer based in Tanzania. I'm running a retouching challenge for retouchers and photographers Worldwide. The winners of the challenge will get cash prizes and raw image files to practice on.
As COVID-19 continues to spread, millions of individuals across the globe are quarantined so there is a growing need for financial support. The pandemic is causing severe economic impact and mental health problems for many. The purpose of the challenge has been to support and motivate other creatives and myself during this time of crisis.
Creatives are people whose very existence relies on what they create and people being able to access their work. Photographers, retouchers, and other creatives rely on client bookings but bookings are being cancelled.
I am in a privileged position to live from savings and family support, however many are not. We are seeing cancelled events and bookings through this month and it's probably going to continue to grow. A large percentage of creatives supplement their incomes with part-time jobs often in the service industry which is another industry that is being hit hard.
I have launched a fundraiser to support creatives struggling financially through my retouching challenge. I will need your help to raise funds for this cause.
The aim of this fundraiser is to get vital support financially for creatives especially in their times of need. Your kind donation will help individuals get basic amenities like food, basic utilities, medical supplies, and sanitation services such as hand washing facilities to keep more people safe. It is a difficult time for everyone but anything you can give can make a huge difference.
I would like you to help raise $10,000 Dollars to help Creatives.
Where your funds go: 100% of the funds will go to creatives who have lost income due to cancellations and work stoppage due to the lockdown rules. I will like the funds to help as many creatives as possible however, this will depend on the funds I am able to raise.
How creatives will be selected: I will be running the challenge via my Instagram page, @ critos_pro.
Applicants apply with their business page to receive the raw file. When they finish retouching the image and share on Instagram, I will select the top winners, and my followers pick the final winners. I will ensure applicants do not apply twice and also ensure the funds go directly to other people that ask for assistance
How Funds will get to Creatives: We will send funds to their PayPal, Money Gram, Bank transfer, and Western Union money transfer.
Only applicants via my Instagram page ( @ critos_pro) will be accepted.
If you are a creative in need of this relief fund, Please send me a message on Instagram with your business page. The business page should be able to convince me that you are a true creative in that field.