Applications are now being accepted – Entries must be received by Friday 27th July 2018. There is no fee for entry.

Over the past 28 successful years the scholarship has played an important role in keeping the values and traditions of photojournalism alive and well, by encouraging and supporting young emerging talent.

This year we are delighted to announce that a special exhibition and awards ceremony will take place outdoors at a prestigious site adjacent to Tower Bridge in London in October.

Following last year’s successful first round on line judging, we are extending the invitation beyond the Ian Parry Alum and are inviting many of the leading industry figures from around the world to take part.

This year there will again be two awards ‘The Ian Parry Award for Achievement and The Ian Parry Award for Potential.

We are delighted to announce our guest judge this year will be Elisabeth Biondi.

Elisabeth is one of the most experienced and highly respected influencers in the industry. She was the Visuals Editor of The New Yorker for 15 years until she left in 2011 to work as an independent curator, writer, and teacher. A career that included her being Director of Photography at Vanity Fair and Geo Magazine in Germany.

We will also continue the year-long Mentorship Program for the winner of the Award for Potential which will be led by former Ian Parry Award recipient Marcus Bleasdale.

Marcus says, “I cannot overestimate how important winning the Ian Parry award was in starting my career. It was the beginning of everything. It is the most important award I have entered and one with the nicest people running it and sustaining it over the years. I am proud to be associated with Ian and his family. These friendships will sustain you throughout the years well after you enter. So, do it now!”



Pictures at an exhibition.

The Ian Parry Scholarship Exhibition is held every year in London. The exhibition is curated by Rebecca McClelland – Creative Director and will feature the award winners along with some outstanding work from the best of this year’s entries.