Canon Student Development Programme for Aspiring Photographers 2024 (Up to €2k Grant plus Canon Equipment)

Embark on a journey to enhance your career and pursue professional photography through the Canon Student Development Programme.

Canon Student Development Programme

This programme provides aspiring photographers from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa with an exceptional chance to engage with prominent industry professionals and obtain professional portfolio assessments.


  • Mentorships: Editors from leading media agencies such as AFP, EPA, Getty Images, and Reuters will select up to 100 applicants to receive personalized mentorships.
  • Exclusive Workshop: A select group of 25 students will have the chance to participate in a transformative 4-day workshop in Girona, Spain, which promises to shape their careers.
  • Visa pour l’Image: Following the workshop, students will have the chance to attend Visa pour l’Image, the renowned international festival of photojournalism in Perpignan, France.
  • Prestigious prizes: Three students will be granted €2k and provided with Canon equipment to support the creation of a new project.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must be at least 18 years old by March 7, 2024
  • Must be living in EMEA
  • Must have participated in an educational program or internship with an agency or magazine during the academic year 2023-2024, or receive a nomination/endorsement from a professional in the photography industry.

Selection Criteria

  • Participants are chosen by a group of experts from Canon and prominent media agencies such as AFP, EPA, Getty Images, and Reuters.
  • Entries will be evaluated based on storytelling ability, authenticity, storyline, biography, and the overall excellence of the portfolio and project proposal.

How to apply

  • To be eligible, individuals must be at least 18 years old by March 7, 2024, and must be either a student, or intern or have completed their course during the 2023-24 academic year.
  • There are a limited number of spots available for individuals nominated by the industry, regardless of their current level of education.
  • While the program is open to participants from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, they must have a good command of the English language.
  • Applicants are required to complete the form and submit both an existing portfolio and a proposal for a new project (maximum of one page in length). Portfolios should include up to two recent stories with a maximum of 20 images each, along with a description, image captions, and a personal biography.

Visit the Official Website of the Canon Student Development Programme.

Application Deadline

March 7, 2024.

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