Ian Parry Scholarship: call for submissions
The call for submissions for the 30th annual Ian Parry Scholarship is now open, with a deadline of 5 July. The scholarship aims to keep the values and traditions of photojournalism alive and well by encouraging and supporting young emerging talent.
The scholarship is divided into two categories:The Sunday Times Award for Achievement and The Canon Award for Potential. Photographers who are either under the age of 24 or attending a full-time photographic course are invited to make submissions. Sir Don McCullin C.B.E is the patron of the scholarship.
The guest judge this year is Fiona Rogers – Director of Photography and Operations at Webber Represents. Prior to that she was Chief Operating Officer of Magnum Photos. She is also the founder of Firecracker, a platform supporting female photographers, and recently authored a book published by Thames & Hudson; Firecrackers: Female Photographers Now, celebrating contemporary women practitioners. She has participated as a judge for several notable competitions, including, the Mack First Book Award and the Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography. She is on the Board of the Martin Parr Foundation in Bristol and an advisor to the Royal Photographic Society.
- Each winner will receive $3,500 towards their chosen project.
- Canon Europe loan equipment to the winners.
- Year-long mentorship programme with photojournalistJon Jones for the winner of The Canon Award for Potential.
- The opportunity to take part in the Transmissions Programme at Visa pour l’Image in Perpignan.
- Automatic acceptance by the World Press Photo for winner of the Achievement Award into its final list of nominees for the Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam.
- Winning work will appear in The Sunday Times Magazine.
About the 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.
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