From Canon Professional Services
: Canon France, in association with Images Evidence, has announced that the 15th annual Canon Female Photojournalist Award is open until 22 May 2015 for submissions from female photojournalists of any age and nationality.
Once again, the award is supported by Elle magazine and Canon France will grant the winning female photojournalist €8,000 to help her to continue and complete a photojournalistic project on a social, economic, political or cultural subject.
A jury made up of photography and press professionals will select the winner in June. Applicants will be judged by both the presentation of their project and their previous work. Among the selection criteria are the quality of the photographs, as well as the journalistic thoughts and relevance of the chosen subject.
The Award will be presented to the winner at the Visa pour l’Image international festival of photojournalism in Perpignan, France, during the professional week from 31 August – 6 September 2015. The winner will produce an ongoing one year project which will lead to an exhibition or showing at the Festival in 2016.
An exhibition of the work of the 2014 award winner – French photojournalist Viviane Dalles (Signatures) – seen above – showing images from her project on teenage mothers in the North of France will feature as part of the exhibition programme of the 2015 Visa pour l’Image festival.
The other previous winners of the Canon Female Photojournalist Award were:
- 2014 – Viviane Dalles
- 2013 – Mary F. Calvert
- 2012 – Sarah Caron
- 2011 – Ilvy Njiokiktjien
- 2010 – Martina Bacigalupo
- 2009 – Justyna Mielnikiewicz
- 2008 – Brenda Anne Kenneally
- 2007 – Axelle de Russé
- 2006 – Veronique de Viguerie
- 2005 – Claudia Guadarrama
- 2004 – Kristen Ashburn
- 2003 – Ami Vitale
- 2002 – Sophia Evans
- 2001 – Magali Delporte
To find out more about the 2014 Canon Female Photojournalist Award and download the rules and an application form to enter, please click here
Please note: the final deadline for entries is 22 May 2015.