CANON STUDENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME 2024

Boost your career and take the next step to becoming a pro photographer with the Canon Student Development Programme.
APPLICATIONS OPEN 12TH FEBRUARY AND CLOSE 7TH MARCH 2024
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Canon Student Development Programme Overview

The programme offers aspiring photographers from across Europe, Middle East and Africa an incredible opportunity to meet leading industry experts and have their portfolio professionally assessed.

Entry Criteria

Essential Information

Essential information about, how to apply, what you can get out of the programme and more.
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SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT

Portfolio and Grant Submissions

Your submission must include both an existing portfolio and a proposal for a new project. Portfolios can contain a maximum of two recent stories, comprising up to 20 images each, plus a supporting description, image captions and a personal bio.

MODULE 1: 22ND APRIL - 31ST MAY

Mentoring

Up to 100 students will receive three online sessions with a professional mentor who will offer tailored insights and guidance on refining their portfolio and future project proposal.

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MODULE 2: 31ST AUGUST – 4TH SEPTEMBER 2024

Workshop

25 students will be invited to a prestigious 4-day workshop in Girona, Spain. Students take part in hosted practical sessions, portfolio reviews and talks by top photographers, videographers and editors.

VISA

Visa pour l’Image

After the workshop students will have the chance to visit Visa pour l’Image, the international festival of photojournalism in Perpignan, France, and participate in hosted exhibition tours.

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LONG-TERM SUPPORT

Grants and Gear

The final 3 will receive a €2k grant and Canon kit to produce their proposed project.

FAQs

Do you have a question about the programme? Check out our FAQs here

Meet the Mentors for the 2024 Programme

2023 Highlights

Check out what last year’s alumni got up to
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Canon Future Focus

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