Applications open for Ian Parry photojournalism scholarship
Applications are currently open for the 2018 Ian Parry Scholarship.
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 the organisation holds an international photographic competition for young photographers who are either attending a full-time photographic course or are under 24.
Over the past 28 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.
The Scholarship awards
There are two awards, The Award for Achievement and the Award for Potential. The entry criteria for both is the same. Entrants must submit a portfolio and a brief and clear proposal of a project they would undertake if they won the scholarship.
- Sponsor The Incite Project, will add work from the winners to their prestigious collection and invite them to visit the collection for a private tour
- Canon supports the Scholarship and provides equipment to winners
- Each winner will receive $3,500 towards their chosen project
- The winner of the Award for Potential will receive one years personal Mentorship. This year’s Mentor is Photojournalist and former Ian Parry Board 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.
Entries close on 27th July 2018. There is no fee for entry.
For details go to www.ianparry.org