Ian Parry (lan perry scholarship) was a photojournalist who died while on assignment for The Sunday Times during the Romanian revolution in 1989. He was just 24 years of age.
Aidan Sullivan, then picture editor, and Ian’s friends and family created the Ian Parry Scholarship in order to build something positive from such a tragic death.
Each year we hold an international photographic competition for young photographers who are either attending a full-time photographic course or are under 24.
This years Ian Parry Scholarship is divided into two categories:
The Award for Achievement and The Award for Potential.
The entry criteria for both is the same and the judges will make their decisions based on the individual merits of the entries. Last year we introduced a year long Mentorship Programme for the winner of the Award for Potential.
Open to young photographers who are either attending a full-time photographic course or are under 24 years.
Each winner will receive $3,500 towards their chosen project.
Mentorship Programme, we offer a year-long personal Mentorship to one of the entrants. This year’s Mentor is the highly respected Photographer and former Ian Parry winner –Marcus Bleasdale.
Canon, will provide equipment to the winners.
World Press Photo, automatically accepts the winner of the Achievement Award into its final list of nominees for the Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam.
Your work will be exhibited in London as part of a large gallery exhibition and will appear in the Sunday Times magazine, who is our media sponsor.
“The scholarship exists to find and support the very best young people striving to produce powerful, meaningful photojournalism in a ‘selfie’ obsessed world. Ian would be immensely proud of the long list of internationally known photographers who were helped at the start of their careers by the scholarship that bears his name.”Tom Stoddart
“ENTER! This is the single most important photography award for young photojournalists. It transformed my career and many other photographers. Just look at the list of people who have been awarded the Ian Parry. It is incredible what they have all gone on to achieve in Ian’s memory.” Marcus Bleasdale
Entries should be accompanied by the following materials:
- A covering letter including your name, date of birth, permanent address, personal email address, personal telephone number, and if applicable, college, course title and course tutor;
- A detailed project proposal of your proposed project. It should be noted that this written section is considered extremely important. The judges will need to be impressed by your ability to produce a convincing project proposal as well as your photography skills;
- A brief project synopsis (Please follow the instructions on our submit form carefully);
- A portfolio of 12 (low resolution) photographs, either a photo essay or individual photos;
- Captions for each image as a word document.
For further information about the scholarship, interviews and images please contact [email protected] .