Ian Perry Scholarship Prize 2017 for Young Photo Journalists ($USD 3,500 Prize)

Application Deadline: September 1st 2017

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 an international photographic competition is held for young photographers who are either attending a full-time photographic course or are under 24.

This years Ian Parry Scholarship is divided into two categories:
The Award for Achievement and The 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. Last year we introduced a year long Mentorship Programme for the winner of the Award for Potential.

Benefits include:

The Main 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.

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

Mentorship Programme, the winner of the Award for Potential will receive a year-long personal Mentorship. This year’s Mentor is the highly respected Photographer and former Ian Parry winner – Simon Roberts.

Canon, will provide equipment to the winners.

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


To enter this year’s Ian Parry Scholarship, you will need to meet the following entry criteria:

  1. A covering letter including your name, date of birth, permanent address, personal email address, personal telephone number, and if applicable, college, course title and course tutor.

2. A detailed project proposal of your proposed project. It should be noted that this written section is considered extremely important. The judges will need to be impressed by your ability to produce a convincing project proposal as well as your photography skills.

3. A brief project synopsis (Please follow the instructions on our submit form carefully).

4. A portfolio of 12 (low resolution) photographs, either a photo essay or individual photos.

5. Captions  for each image as a word document.


For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Ian Parry Scholarship 2017


One response to “Ian Perry Scholarship Prize 2017 for Young Photo Journalists ($USD 3,500 Prize)”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.