The Scholarship

Ian Parry Scholarship will be accepting entries on Wednesday 24th April 2019!

 

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.

This year’s Ian Parry Scholarship is divided into two categories: The Sunday Times Award for Achievement 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. The winner of the Award for Potential will receive a year-long Mentorship Programme.

There is no entry fee.

The deadline for entries will be announced in April 2019.

Benefits include:

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

Mentorship Programme, we offer a year-long personal Mentorship to the winner of the Award for Potential. The current Mentor is the highly respected Photojournalist and former Ian Parry Scholarship recipient, Marcus Bleasdale.

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

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

Your work will appear in The Sunday Times Magazine, 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

For further information about the scholarship, interviews and images please contact julie@ianparry.org and visit www.ianparry.org for up to date information.

The scholarship is supported by the generous donations from The Sunday Times, Canon Europe, 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