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Canon Student Development Programme

Canon Student Development Programme

Deadline: 9 June 2021
Open to: university students enrolled in an educational institution for the academic year 2020/21
Benefits: photography mentorship, virtual portfolio reviews, and more benefits


With the Canon Student Development Programme, 250 students will have the exclusive opportunity to have their portfolio reviewed by professional photographers. 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. 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.


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


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

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

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

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


For more information, visit the official website.