Submissions are still open for the Canon and Association des femmes Journalistes (AFJ) for the tenth competition to find 2010’s Canon Female Photojournalist of the year award.

The award, with support of Le Figaro Magazine, is presented every year during the Visa pour l’Image Festival in Perpignan, France. Sponsored by Canon France and granted by AFJ, the winner will receive an €8,000/around £7,000 prize and a photojournalistic project.

The winner will produce an ongoing one year project which will lead to an exhibition or showing at the 2011 festival. The competition is open to any female professional photojournalist of any age or nationality.Deadline for submissions is 31 May 2010, after which the winner will be selected in June by a jury of photography and press professionals as well as members of the Association des Femmes Journalistes.  The final announcement will be made during the Visa pour L’Image Festival. Full details on how to enter can be found at www.canonafjaward.com.