Tom Hanson Photojournalism internship deadline Jan 7

The Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award offers a young photojournalist the chance to break into the business and perform on the national stage through a six-week internship with The Canadian Press. The deadline for the 2011 award is January 7.
By Adrien Veczan

The Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award offers a young photojournalist the chance to break into the business and perform on the national stage through a six-week internship with The Canadian Press. The deadline for the 2011 award is January 7.
By Adrien Veczan
Last year's winner, Adrien Veczan, produced some stunning work during his internship, including the photo of G20 police pictured above.

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 Award.

The award is administered by the Canadian Journalism Foundation and 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 annual internship is designed to give a photographer trying to break into the business the chance to perform on the national stage.

About the CJF:

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, 2011, and be paid a salary equivalent of the start rate for photographers at The Canadian Press.

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