Ali Mustafa Memorial Award for freelance photojournalists application deadline Nov. 1

image002 A new award honouring a freelance photojournalist killed in Syria is now accepting applications. The deadline to apply for the first annual Ali Mustafa Memorial Award for People’s Journalism is Sunday, November 1st.

The award is given in honour of Ali Mustafa, a Toronto freelance photojournalist who was killed in Aleppo in March 2014 while he was photographing the destruction caused by the war in Syria. His work had been featured in The GuardianLe Nouvel ObservateurJournal du DimancheLes Echos, and The Times of London. He was only 29 years old when he was killed.

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. It seeks to support freelance photographers who are documenting social justice-related 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 winner will also be given a one-year membership in the Canadian Media Guild’s Freelance Branch and a one-year professional membership in the News Photographers Association of Canada.

For more details about the award and how to apply, visit If you have any questions, you can send them to

Posted on October 23, 2015 at 10:30 am by editor · · Tagged with: , , , , ,

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