For female photojournalists of all nationalities, The Canon Female Photojournalist Award has announced that it is open for entries until the 26th of this month. The €8000 (roughly $11,096) award is intended to help its recipient “produce an ongoing one year project which will lead to an exhibition or showing at the Festival in the 2015 edition.” The award is presented each year during Visa pour l’Image, the International Photojournalism festival in Perpignan, France. Visa pour l’Image takes place from August 30 to September 14.
The award was originally created by the French Association of Female Journalists (AFJ) by three of its members-Isabelle Fougère, Brigitte Huard, and Lizzie Sadin in an effort to encourage more women to enter the male-dominated field of photojournalism. Passed on to Canon and Images Evidence, the award is now sponsored by Elle Magazine.
For information about contest rules and how to apply, visit Visa pour l’Image’s website.