VIRTUAL EVENT – SEPTEMBER 2021

CANON STUDENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Applications for the Canon Student Development Programme 2021 are open. 250 students will have the exclusive opportunity to have their portfolio reviewed by professional photographers. Submit your portfolio now for a chance to take your first step into the pro world. Closing date for applications is the 9th June 2021.
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Canon Student Development Programme

CANON STUDENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Before we get started

2020 saw the first digital edition of the Canon Student Development Programme. 230 students, over 40 nationalities, from more than 100 schools and universities, were selected to attend the virtual event. The 2020 programme was packed with online talks, webinars and virtual portfolio reviews, with some of the most influential names in the world of photography. The international photojournalism event is back and kicks off in September 2021.

Canon Student Development Programme

During the virtual four-day event, discover untold stories, breath-taking imagery and have your portfolios reviewed by world-renowned photographers, from the comfort of your home.

  • Canon Student Development Programme mentorships

    PORTFOLIO PREPARATION

    Photography mentorship

    Each student will partner with a professional mentor between July and August 2021, for two online portfolio preparation sessions.

  • Canon Student Development Programme virtual portfolio reviews

    LEARN FROM THE PROS

    Virtual portfolio reviews

    During the event you will receive feedback on your portfolios from photography professionals and your friends online.

  • Canon Student Development Programme Canon ambassadors

    BE INSPIRED

    Canon Ambassadors

    During webinars, Canon Ambassadors will present their work and gripping experiences to offer inspiration and advice.

  • Canon Student Development Programme Q&A Sessions

    Q&A SESSIONS

    Online lectures

    Canon will host online lectures with leading photojournalists and editors to share their vision over industry trends. Become pro ready.

  • APPLY NOW

    Want to get involved?

    The Canon Student Development Programme is open to any university student enrolled in an educational institution for the academic year 2020 to 2021. The deadline to apply is the 9th June 2021.

    How to apply

    Don’t miss out on the opportunity to apply for the Canon Student Development Programme, by checking out the key dates below.

  • Canon Student Development Programme entry criteria

    1ST APRIL 2021

    Entry criteria

    Submit a digital portfolio with a maximum of two stories and include up to twenty fully captioned images, with an accompanying synopsis or description. Applicants will need to include details of their school, institute or university, along with a short photographer’s bio and if possible, a letter of presentation by their teacher, professor or editor. Applications close on the 9th June 2021.

  • Canon Student Development Programme choosing the students

    16th JUNE 2021

    Choosing the students

    A dedicated panel of industry experts will review the portfolio submissions and select participating students by the 16th June.

  • Canon Student Development Programme next steps

    18th JUNE 2021

    Next steps

    On the 18th June, 250 students will be notified and asked to confirm their participation by the 30th June.

    Event guidelines will be sent to the participating students in July. These guidelines will help the selected students prepare their portfolios, ahead of the group reviews, during the online event in September 2021.

  • Canon Student Development Programme secure your place

    30th JUNE 2021

    Secure your place

    Selected students will need to provide proof of identity. Evidence of enrolment in the academic year 2020-2021 or accreditation by agencies and magazines.

    This needs to be submitted by the 30th June 2021.

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    STUDENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

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