Over the past 29 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. Each year we hold an international photographic competition for young photographers who are either under the age of 24 or attending a full-time photographic course. 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of Ian’s death making this year particularly poignant. These awards recognise the remarkable achievements and increasingly high calibre of work being entered. This year the Ian Parry Scholarship is awarding two awards: The Sunday Times Award for Achievement and The Canon Award for Potential.
The scholarship is proud to announce our 2019 winners: Nanna Heitmann has won The Sunday Times Award for Achievement and Jedrzej Nowicki has been awarded The Canon Award for Potential the mentorship placement with former Ian Parry Award recipient and Magnum photographer Jonas Bendiksen.
This year due to the extraordinary work that was entered the judges have asked to acknowledge Hkun Lat for his portfolio ‘The Peace House’ with a Highly Commended and Nachiket Sharma for his portfolio ‘The Maverick and the Mountain’ with Commended Award.