Ali Mustafa Memorial Award for freelance photojournalists application deadline December 15

An award granted to young photojournalists in honour of a Canadian freelance photographer killed in Syria is now accepting applications. The deadline to apply for the Ali Mustafa Memorial Award for People’s Journalism is December 15th, 2016.

The award, established in 2015, is given in honour of Ali Mustafa, a Toronto freelance photojournalist who was killed in Aleppo in March 2014. 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. 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 costs such as travel expenses, equipment, training, visa, insurance, and living expenses. The winner will also receive 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 To contact the organizers, you can email



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