It is granted by Canon and supports with 8 000 euros a woman photographer with a photojournalistic project. It is open to professional women photojournalists of any age and nationality.
A jury made up of top photography and press professionals will select the winner in June. Entrants will be judged both upon the presentation of their project and their previous work. Among the selection criteria are the quality of the photographs, the journalistic thought processes and relevance of the chosen subject.
Eligibility: Open to professional women photojournalists of any age & nationality
Entry: Free Entry
The award will be presented to the winner during the Professional Week (1-7 September 2014) of the 2014 Visa pour l’Image international festival of photojournalism in Perpignan, France, and the winning photojournalist will then continue with a project which will lead to an exhibition or screening at the Visa pour l’Image festival in 2015.
Prizes: Win €8,000 to continue and complete a photojournalistic project on a social, economic, political or cultural subject.
The Award will be handed to the winner in Perpignan on September 2014, during one of the showing nights of the Visa pour l’Image – Perpignan Festival. The winner will produce an ongoing one year project which will lead to an exhibition or showing at the Festival in the 2015 edition.
The Winning Applicant agrees to finish her photo-reportage by the 15th of April 2015 at the latest, to enable her work to be available for exhibition or showing evening during the 27th International Festival of Photojournalism « Visa pour l’Image-Perpignan » which will take place during the first two weeks of September 2015.
For the publicity related to the prize, the winner commits to give five high-resolution images free of charge as well as a portrait of herself to Canon and Images Evidence.
Once her work has been completed, she also commits to give three photos free of charge to the latter and all the high-resolution images from the project she realised thanks to the award.
In 2014, ELLE Magazine is sustaining the present award. ELLE Magazine may publish the winner’s report, since the period of the 2015 Festival Visa pour l’Image. The winner agrees to be eventually published and will discuss, if it happens, the terms of the contract with the magazine’s team.
Deadline: May 26, 2014