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Canon Student Development Program 2022

Canon Student Development Program 2022

Fully Funded
Jun 06 - Sep 18, 2022
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Advance your career and take the next step to become a pro photographer with the Canon Student Development Program (CSDP) this 2022.

Prize for Canon Student Development Program

Module 1: Virtual Portfolio Preparation Mentorships

100 admitted Participants will be partnered with a professional mentor to support and refine their portfolio. Each Participant will get up to three one-hour sessions. All sessions will run virtually.

Module 2: Workshop

30 Participants will attend a 5-day workshop in the days preceding the 2022 edition of the Visa pour l’image Festival (“Festival”) held in Perpignan.

During the workshop participants will:

    • attend dedicated lectures
    • take part in group portfolio reviews
    • also, practical sessions
    • get access to exhibitions at the Festival
    • In addition, benefit from networking opportunities with representatives from the Imaging and Media industry

Module 3: Hamburg Portfolio Review

5 Participants will be selected and will receive a 3-day trip to Hamburg (G) and granted a place at the Hamburg Portfolio Review.

During the event Participants will:

    • take part in portfolio reviews
    • showcase their work in a dedicated exhibition
    • also, attend additional meetings with industry professionals
    • be supported for a further 6 months with longer-term mentorships
    • receive a €2k grant as well as up to €9k worth of Canon product

Moreover, all participants will be introduced to relevant local country Canon organization

Selected participants for modules 2 and 3 will receive return economy class travel tickets by air and/bus or train (when feasible), full board accommodation (in a shared twin bedroom), meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) as well as travel insurance (excluding theft or loss of valuables) for the duration of the stay.

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Be aged 18 and over on the date of April 29th, 2022
  • Must have started or completed an education program during the academic year 2021-2022, or be engaged in internships by agencies or magazines within the same period, or be nominated/endorsed by professionals from the photographic industry
  • Be a resident of one of the listed countries
  • Employees of the Organiser, its subsidiary companies, their families, agents, and other parties directly involved with this Programme and the sponsorship are not eligible to enter.

Submission Requirements

  1. a portfolio featuring a maximum of twenty (20) photographs from one story, a description of their project in 200 words or less, together with a bio and image captions.
  2. a copy of your ID
  3. either proof of your enrolment on a qualifying course/internship/agency
  4. If you are entering under nomination by photographic industry professionals, a letter of recommendation from the endorsing professional

How to Participate?

  • To be in with a chance of being selected to participate in the Programme, Entrants are required to submit their portfolio (via URL (canon-europe.com/get-involved/student-development-programme/submit/) within the Entry Period.
  • In case Participants fail to confirm their attendance and/or do not provide the required documentation by May 23rd, 2022, the term of eligibility to the Programme lapses, and their place will be forfeited
  • Participants need an adequate proficiency in English to benefit from the Programme, the necessary tools, as well as adequate skills to attend the digital online settings

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Dates and Datelines

  • Submit your portfolio (send a maximum of 20 images from one story): 29 April 2022
  •  Learn from Experts  (1-2-1 mentorships by editors): 6-8 July 2022
  • Exclusive Workshop: 25 -29 August 2022
  • Hamburg Portfolio Review (odder of exclusive place at the Hamburg Portfolio): 16-18 September 2022
  • Prestigious Prize (additional mentorship and grants): October 2022- March 2023




Type of Opportunity Exchange Programs
Event Date06 June,2022 to 18 September,2022
Deadline29 April,2022
Open toAll



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