The French Association des Femmes Journalistes (AFJ) and Canon France, in association with Images-Evidence, have announced that the 11th annual Canon Female Photojournalist Award is open until 31 May 2001 for submissions from female photojournalists of any age and nationality.
The Canon AFJ Award is supported by Le Figaro Magazine, and Canon France will grant the winning photojournalist €8,000 to help her to continue and complete a photojournalistic project.
A jury comprised of photography and press professionals, and members of the AFJ, will select the winner in June 2011. Submissions will be judged on the presentation of their project and their previous work. Among the selection criteria are the quality of the photographs, the journalistic thinking behind the project and the relevance of the chosen subject.
The winner will receive the award during the 2011 Visa pour l’Image international festival of photojournalism in Perpignan, France, and will then continue with a project that will lead to an exhibition or screening at Visa pour l’Image in 2012.
Italian photojournalist Martina Bacigalupo won the 2010 Canon AFJ Award for her proposed report ‘Uganda: The resistance of the forgotten’, exploring the life of a wounded woman who manages to support her six grandchildren. The other previous winners of the Canon AFJ Award were Justyna Mielnikiewicz, Brenda Anne Kenneally, Axelle de Russé, Veronique de Viguerie, Claudia Guadarrama, Kristen Ashburn, Ami Vitale, Sophia Evans and Magali Delporte.
To find out more about the 2011 Canon AFJ Award and download rules and application form to enter please click here. The final deadline for candidates is 31 May 2011.