Application Deadline: April 16th, 2023
Advance your career and take the next step to becoming a pro photographer with the Canon Student Development Programme. The programme offers students across Europe, Middle East and Africa an incredible opportunity to meet leading experts, attend key industry events and have their portfolios professionally assessed.
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How to apply
To enter you must be at least 18 on 16 April 2023 and either a student, intern, or have completed your course in the 2022-23 academic year.
10 places are available for participants nominated by the industry, regardless of where they are in their education journey.
Although the programme is open to anyone in Europe, Middle East and Africa, participants will need adequate proficiency in English to take part.
Fill in the form below and submit your portfolio. Your submission can contain a maximum of two projects, compromising up to 20 images each, plus a description of your project(s), image captions and a personal bio. Your portfolio should be within the genre of photojournalism or documentary photography.
The entry deadline is 16 April 2023. 100 participants will be accepted onto the Canon Student Development Programme and notified by 5 May 2023. ID is required for entry.
All entrants (“Entrants”) must:
be aged 18 and over at the date April 16th, 2023;
reside in the countries listed below and:
have started or completed an education programme in the countries listed below during the academic year 2022-2023, or
be engaged in internships by agencies or magazines within the same period; or
be nominated/endorsed by professionals from the photographic industry
The programme offers students across Europe, Middle East and Africa an incredible opportunity to meet leading experts, attend key industry events and have their portfolios professionally assessed.
Mentorships – 100 students, selected by editors from top media agencies including AFP, EPA and Reuters will receive 1-2-1 mentorships.
Exclusive workshop – Up to 30 students will be invited to a career-defining workshop in Girona, Spain and attend Visa pour l’Image, the international festival of photojournalism in Perpignan, France.
Hamburg Portfolio Review – 5 students will be offered an exclusive place at the Hamburg Portfolio Review.
Prestigious prizes – The final 5 will receive up to €9k worth of Canon kit and a €2k grant.