The Times/Canon Young Photographer of the Year

Do you have what it takes to be a Times photographer?

The Times has launched the ninth Times Young Photographer of the Year Award. The competition, which for the second year running is sponsored by Canon, seeks to find the country’s best young photographer.


The winner will win a six-month full-time contract with The Times, where they will be trained in the skills of photojournalism. They will also receive the following Canon camera equipment:

Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera body

Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8 L lens

EF 70-200 F/2.8 L IS lens

Canon 580EX II Speedlite flash

Each of the six finalists will also receive a year’s membership to the British Press Photographer’s Association. The finalists will have their work displayed at Canon’s Pro Photo Solutions exhibition at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London on October 26 and 27. The winner will be unveiled there in a reception hosted by the Editor of The Times.


a. Lifestyle

b. Portraiture

c. Reportage

Eligibility: The competition is open to any UK and Republic of Ireland resident aged between 18 and 26.

Free to enter.

Deadline: The closing date for applications is midnight on August 31 2010.

Website: The Times


  1. Anonymous says

    I know a lot of non-British/Irish photographers who will be disappointed because they are not eligible...

    Yasin says

    Ahhh,I agree with you anonymous!

    jenk says

    and i know a lot of photographers over 26 being the same disappointed!

    Anonymous says

    shucks I live in the United States , they need a contest here please

    Yunaidi Joepoet says

    aohhh,,, i live in Indonesia :(

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