2017 Ali Mustafa Memorial Award for freelance photojournalists open for applications

Freelance photojournalists are invited to apply for the 2017 Ali Mustafa Memorial Award for People’s Journalism. The award is granted to young photojournalists in honour of Ali Mustafa, a Canadian freelance photographer killed in Aleppo, Syria in 2014. Applications for this year’s award close on December 15, 2017.

Mustafa’s work had been featured in The GuardianLe Nouvel ObservateurJournal du DimancheLes Echos, and The Times of London. The award was set up by the Ali Mustafa Memorial Collective as a way to honour his memory and pay tribute to the work of freelance photographers.

Applicants are asked to submit a proposal for a project that helps increase awareness of social justice issues.

The winner of the award will receive a maximum of $3,000 to cover such costs as travel expenses, equipment, training, visa, insurance, and living expenses.

The successful candidate will also receive a one-year Freelance Membership in the Canadian Media Guild (valued at $150) and a one-year Professional Membership in the News Photographers Association of Canada (valued at $75).

For more details about the award and how to apply, visit rememberinalimustafa.org. To contact the organizers, you can email AliMustafaAward@gmail.com.

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