Ian Parry Scholarship 2022 for Photographers Worldwide | $3,500 Prize

The Ian Parry Scholarship for worldwide Photographers 2022 has commenced.

Ian Parry Scholarship 2021 is calling for applications – Ian Parry was a photojournalist who died in 1989 while working for The Sunday Times during the Romanian revolution. He was only 24 years old.

Aidan Sullivan, a former photo editor, and Ian’s friends and family established the Ian Parry Scholarship to create something great out of such a devastating event.

Every year, an international photographic competition is held for young photographers who are either enrolled in a full-time photography programme or are under the age of 24.

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.

Categories of Ian Parry Scholarship

This year, 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 are 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.

Who Can Apply for Ian Parry Scholarship

  • Open to photographers of any nationality;
  • You will need to be 24 or younger or enrolled in a full-time recognized photographic course.

The entry criteria for both are 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.

Benefits of Ian Parry Scholarship

  • Each winner will receive $3,500 for their chosen project.
  • Canon continues to support the Scholarship and loan equipment to the winners.
  • Attend a portfolio review day with leading industry experts in London (COVID permitting).
  • The mentorship Programme, offers 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.

Ian Parry Scholarship Judging Criteria

The entry criteria for both are 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.

How to Apply for Ian Parry Scholarship

Your application should contain the following information: 

  • Your name, date of birth, permanent address, personal email address, personal telephone number, and if applicable, college, the course title, and course tutor.
  • A portfolio of 12 photographs, either a photo essay or individual photos.
  • A project description gives us details of the portfolio you have uploaded for this application and 12 extended captions.
  • A clear project proposal explaining what project you would undertake if you received the scholarship.
  • Extended captions for each image as a word document.
  • Please follow the instructions on our submit form carefully.

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