CANON STUDENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME 2022

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Canon Student Development Programme Overview

An incredible opportunity to meet leading industry experts, attend key industry events, have your portfolio professionally assessed and learn valuable skills.

  • 6 JUNE - 8 JULY 2022

    Learn from experts

    100 students chosen by editors from top media agencies including AFP, Getty Images and Reuters will receive 1-2-1 mentorships.

  • 25 - 29 AUGUST 2022

    Exclusive workshop

    Top 30 students invited to a career-defining workshop in Costa Brava, Spain and Visa pour l’image in Perpignan, France.

  • 16 - 18 SEPTEMBER 2022

    Hamburg Portfolio Review

    5 students offered an exclusive place at the Hamburg Portfolio Review.

  • OCTOBER 2022 – MARCH 2023

    Prestigious prizes

    Final 5 receive additional mentorships, up to £8K of Canon kit & £1.8K grant.

  • Canon Student Development Programme – what you need to know

    Essential information about entry criteria, how to apply, what you can get out of the programme and more.

    Meet the Canon Student Development Programme 2022 mentors

    Canon Future Focus

    Canon Future Focus

    The student programme focused on making you a professional. Join the community to hear about upcoming activities launching later this year.

    From inspirational exhibitions and revealing talks to product demonstrations and more, here you will find all the best Canon-related stories from the Perpignan event.

  • ARTICLE

    How to pitch to photo editors – insider tips

    Want to get published? Three professional photo editors reveal the dos and don'ts of successful story pitching.

  • EVENTS

    Experts share how to impress with your photography portfolio

    A top magazine editor provides her tips on preparing the perfect photography portfolio, from the images you choose to the design of the portfolio itself.

  • EVENTS

    Students’ views on the future of photojournalism

    The next generation of photojournalists met Magnum photographers at Visa pour l’Image and shared their hopes and plans for their futures.

  • Events

    Pro business advice for breaking into photojournalism

    Leading photojournalists and photo editors share their tips for making a career in the industry.

  • Events

    Expert tips for developing and editing a story

    Do you know when a photo story is complete? What it takes to get it published? Find out here...

  • Events

    How important is video to a future photojournalist?

    With demand for video ever growing, how do the next generation of photojournalists feel about its creative uses and their ability to shoot it?

  • ARTICLE

    Photojournalists debate: what's keeping women out?

    At the Visa Pour l’Image photojournalism festival, three Canon Female Photojournalist Award winners discuss the barriers women face.

  • Events

    When subjects become the storytellers: Unfiltered

    How Canon and the ICRC's Unfiltered project gives people in unstable areas the tools and training to tell their own stories through photography.

  • EVENTS

    Students' views on the future of photojournalism

    How the next generation of photojournalists learnt from working professionals at Visa pour l'Image 2018.

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