Canon Student Development Programme 2024

Deadline: 7th of March, 2024

Applications for the 2024 Canon Student Development Programme are currently available.The Canon Student Development Programme can help you further your career and become a professional photographer. The course provides an exceptional chance for aspiring photographers from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa to interact with prominent industry professionals and have their portfolios professionally appraised.


  • be 18 or older as of 7th March 2024
  • reside in EMEA
  • have either started or completed an education course or internship with an agency or magazine within the academic year 2023-2024; or be nominated/endorsed by a professional from the photographic industry.


  • Mentorships: Up to 100 applicants, selected by editors from top media agencies including AFP, EPA, Getty Images and Reuters, will receive 1-2-1 mentorships.
  • Exclusive workshop: The top 25 students will be invited to a career-defining 4-day workshop in Girona, Spain.
  • Visa pour l’Image: After the workshop, the students will attend Visa pour l’Image, the international festival of photojournalism in Perpignan, France.
  • Prestigious prizes: 3 students will be awarded a €2k grant and Canon equipment to produce a new project.

Selection Criteria:

  • Participants are selected by a panel of Canon representatives and external industry professionals from top media agencies including AFP, EPA, Getty Images, and Reuters.
  • Submissions will be assessed on narrative skill, authenticity, storyline, bio and overall quality of the portfolio and project proposal.


  • To enter, you must be at least 18 on 7th March 2024 and either a student, intern, or have completed your course in the 2023-24 academic year.
  • A limited number of places are available for participants nominated by the industry, regardless of where they are in their education journey.
  • Although the programme is open to anyone in Europe, Middle East and Africa, participants will need adequate proficiency in English to take part.

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