TORONTO, Jan. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - With the Jan. 7 deadline fast approaching,
early career photojournalists looking for national exposure are
encouraged to apply for the fourth annual Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award. Applications are being accepted online for Canadian photojournalists
who have been in the business less than five years - from students to
freelancers to photographers working at regional publications - and who
are looking for greater exposure and experience.
Full details including specifics of the award criteria and application
instructions are available at http://cjf-fjc.ca/awards_tomhanson. The winner will be announced in February, and the award will be
presented at the 16th Annual Canadian Journalism Foundation Awards on June 13, 2013.
Last year's winner, Michelle Siu, completed an internship at The
Canadian Press head office in Toronto, and she continues to freelance
for CP and other major media outlets. During her internship she covered
hard news in addition to staples of the city's cultural scene. Siu's
report and photos of her experience can be viewed here.
This award is generously supported by Nikon.
ABOUT THE TOM HANSON AWARD
The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) and The Canadian Press launched the Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award in 2009 in memory of
award-winning photojournalist Tom Hanson. The award offers a six-week
paid internship at The Canadian Press head office in Toronto for a
photojournalist in the early stages of his or her career. The selection
committee is made up of CJF board members, photographers and photo
editors from The Canadian Press and daily newspapers and members of Mr.
Hanson's family. The winning applicant will complete the internship
between April and September, 2013, and be paid a salary equivalent of
the start rate for photographers at The Canadian Press.
ABOUT TOM HANSON
Tom Hanson was a photojournalist whose images from the Oka conflict to
the cut-and-thrust of the House of Commons told vivid stories. He was
an award-winning photographer for The Canadian Press who travelled
around the world and across the country, shooting some of the most
iconic news and sports images of the last 15 years. When Hanson died
suddenly at age 41 in 2009, his family, friends, and colleagues at The
Canadian Press and the country's photojournalism community wanted to
find an appropriate way to honour his memory, talent and spirit. The
result was the creation of the Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award.
SOURCE: Canadian Journalism Foundation
For further information:
Wendy Kan, Program Manager
The Canadian Journalism Foundation
firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-955-0630 x502
Graeme Roy, Director of News Photography
The Canadian Press
email@example.com or 416-507-2167