Scholarship


THE 2022 SCHOLARSHIP OPENS

MARCH 31ST < (click here to enter).

Good luck to everyone who enters.
The scholarship closes for applications on 15th July 2022.

We are open to ALL nationalities.

Patron: Sir Don McCullin C.B.E.

Ian Parry 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.

The Ian Parry Scholarship is divided into two categories: The Tom Stoddart Award for Excellence and The Canon 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. Entrants must submit a portfolio and a clear proposal of a project they would undertake if they won the scholarship.

There is no entry fee.

Benefits include:

Each winner will receive $3,500 towards their chosen project.

Canon continues to support the Scholarship and loans equipment to the winners.

Attend a portfolio review day with leading industry experts in London (covid permitting).

Mentorship Programme, we offer a year-long personal Mentorship to the winner of The Canon Award for Potential. 

Both winners will have the opportunity to take part in the Transmissions Programme at Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan.

World Press Photo, automatically accepts the winner of the Achievement Award into its final list of nominees for the Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam.

“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

The scholarship is supported by the generous donations from Canon, The Incite Project and Verbatim.

The Board of Trustees
Aidan Sullivan – Chairman and Founder
Rebecca McClelland – Creative Director & Trustee
Harriet Logan – Trustee and former recipient
Sir Don McCullin – Patron and Trustee
Tom Stoddart – Trustee
Jon Jones – Trustee
Ruth Whittock-Parry – Trustee and family member
John Parry – Trustee and family member
Charles Parry – Trustee and family member

See our 2021 winners here: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/striking-images-from-the-2021-ian-parry-awards-wkbmwbxjs

https://www.canon-europe.com/pro/news/ian-parry-scholarship-2020-winners/ / https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/powerful-images-from-the-2020-ian-parry-awards-bbj62fdrn