Canon Female Photojournalist Award 2017

Publish Date: Apr 11, 2017

Deadline: May 17, 2017

Canon Female Photojournalist Award 2017 supported by Elle Magazine

For the seventeenth year, Canon and Images Evidence will present the Canon Female Photojournalist Award. For the fourth time, the award is being supported by ELLE Magazine.

Entrants are judged on both previous work and plans for a future project.

At the final evening show in Perpignan on Saturday, September 9, the 2017 winner will receive the award and prize money of €8000 from Canon for her planned report. The report will be presented in Perpignan at the 2018 festival.

This year we will present the exhibition of the 2016 winner, Darcy Padilla / Agence VU', with her report on Native American women in Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota, covering their struggle with alcohol and drugs, and their life in a community grappling with problems such as unemployment, financial insecurity and suicide.

Entry Rules 2017

This year (2017) Canon, world leader in imaging solutions, in association with Images Evidence, wish to give a female photojournalist, here after the « Applicant », an award of 8 000 euros, endowed by Canon. The Award is also supported by Elle Magazine.


The Canon Female Photojournalist Award is presented to a female photojournalist in activity who wishes to cover a social, economic, political or cultural subject in a journalistic manner, on presentation of a dossier, including the documents and works stipulated.

The Award will be given to an individual photojournalist and not to a group, without any consideration of her nationality.

The Award is given in order to allow the winner to carry out the photo-reportage which has been presented for the Award.


Entry is free. The application dossier must be sent no later than May 17, 2017


The jury, which will be made up of people in the profession, will give the Award based on the professional qualities of the applicant and the relevance and originality of the project.

The jury’s decision is final and will be carried by majority vote after due deliberation. The jury can decide not to give the Award if it considers that none of the applications is worthy of it.

Application conditions

The conditions are as follows:

- applicants must be female

- applicants must have completed at least one photo-reportage (published or unpublished)

- applicants must be professional photojournalists

- applicants must be able to write and speak in French or English

The application dossier will include the following items:

1- a signed application form,

2- a copy of the applicant’s identity card or passport,

3- an affidavit stating that the candidate is a professional photojournalist (attestation of honor written by the photographer or from an agency or from a newspaper)

4- a curriculum vitae,

5- a letter in support of the application including a description of the photoreportage project (maximum 1 typed page). This letter must remain anonymous and must not contain anything that would allow the candidate to be identified.

6- a projected budget for the photo-reportage project for which the Award is to be used if obtained. If the financing of the project is to be extended to other partners, these must be approved by Canon and Images Evidence who reserve the right not to cite them,

7- a photo-reportage in black and white or colour: between 10 and 20 pictures

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