TORONTO, Jan. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Only a few days are left for aspiring
photojournalists to make the January 8, 2012 deadline for the third 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. Finalists for the 2012 Tom Hanson Award will be interviewed by the
selection committee in January with a winner announced in February,
2012. The award will be presented at the Canadian Journalism Foundation
Annual Awards Gala on June 7, 2012.
Last year's winner, Aaron Vincent Elkaim, completed a six-week
internship with The Canadian Press at their head office in Toronto.
During his internship he covered many national news events, including
Jack Layton's memorial and the Toronto International Film Festival, as
well as sporting events such as the Rogers Cup tennis tournament and
Toronto FC soccer. After the internship was over, Elkaim continued to
freelance for CP during the Ontario provincial leadership election.
Elkaim is currently working on a grant project in the Alberta oil sands
and will return to Toronto to freelance for The Canadian Press and
other news outlets later this year. His full report, including select
images from his internship experience, is online at http://cjf-fjc.ca/content/aaron-vincent-elkaim-2011-tom-hanson-award-recipient.
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, 2012, and be paid a salary equivalent of the start rate for
photographers at The Canadian Press.
ABOUT TOM HANSON
Tom Hanson was a swashbuckling 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, 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
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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