New award launches in honour of photojournalist Ali Mustafa

The Ali Mustafa Memorial Collective has opened applications for the inaugural Ali Mustafa Memorial Award for People’s Journalism. A maximum $3,000 award will be given to an early-career Toronto-based freelance photojournalist to support a project designed to raise awareness about a social issue or promote social justice activism. Applicants must live in the Greater Toronto Area and be under the age of 30.

The award honours the life and work of photojournalist Ali Mustafa, who was killed Syria in 2014 while covering the unfolding armed conflict in the region.

The submission deadline is November 1, 2015.

More information about the award can be found at