Scholarship


The 2022 Scholarship is now CLOSED

Keep and eye on socials for updates on winners.

Good luck to everyone who entered!
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

Harriet Logan – Executive Director and former recipient.

Ailsa Stoddart – Trustee

Simon Blakey – Trustee

Emma Blau – Trustee

Charles Parry – Trustee and family member

John Parry – Trustee and family member

Sir Don McCullin – Patron Meritorious

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