Ian Parry Scholarship 2020 – Bursa pentru tinerii fotoreporteri

Ian Parry Scholarship, one of the most important photography award for young photojournalists, is now open for entries.

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Ian Parry Scholarship 2020

Open to young photographers who are either attending a full-time photographic course or are under 24 years.

Founded by Aidan Sullivan, former Picture Editor of The Sunday Times, the award remembers Ian Parry, a generous and courageous photojournalist who died in Romania in 1989 at the age of twenty-four. At the time of his passing, Parry was documenting the fall of Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu.

On one of his first major assignments covering the revolution in Romania, a job he was determined to undertake, the plane carrying him home was shot down shortly after take off killing all on board.

In the last 30 years, the scholarship has served as an enduring reminder of the power of images to herald change.


•The Sunday Times Award for Achievement
•The Canon Award for Potential


•Each winner will receive $3,500 towards their chosen project.
•World Press Photo automatically accepts the winner of the Achievement Award into its final list of nominees for the Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam.
•Mentorship Programme, we offer a year-long personal Mentorship to the winner of The Canon Award for Potential. The 2020 mentor is highly respected photojournalist Jon Jones.

Both winners will have the opportunity to take part in the Transmissions Programme at Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan.



•A project description giving us details of the portfolio you have uploaded for this application and 12 extended captions
•A project proposal telling us how winning the Ian Parry Scholarship and $3500, would enable you to continue with the above project or how it would enable you to start a new photographic project.
•A portfolio of 12 (low resolution) photographs, either a photo essay or individual photos.

Entry deadline: 5th July 2020

Online submission of digital images via the website https://theianparryscholarship.submittable.com

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