Ian Perry Scholarship 2020 for Young Photographers-Apply Now

Ian Parry Scholarship is an International photographic competition for young photographers who are either enrolled on a full-time recognised photographic course. or are under 24 years.

The scholarship is to find and support the very best young people striving to produce powerful, meaningful photojournalism in a ‘selfie’ obsessed world.

Categories: This years Ian Parry Scholarship is divided into two categories:

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

Ian Perry Scholarship Benefits:

  • Each winner will receive $3,500 towards their chosen project.
  • 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.
  • Canon Europe continues to support the Scholarship and loans equipment to the winners.
  • Attend a portfolio review day with leading industry experts in London.
  • Mentorship Programme, they offer a year-long personal Mentorship to the winner of The Canon Award for Potential. The 2020 mentor is highly respected photojournalist Jon Jones.
  • Your work will appear in The Sunday Times Magazine, our media sponsor.

Ian Perry Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

  • Open to young photographers who are either enrolled on a full-time recognized photographic course
  • Applicants should be under 24 years.

Selection Criteria:

The entry criteria for both is 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.

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How to Apply

Your application should contain the following information:

  • Your name, date of birth, permanent address, personal email address, personal telephone number, and if applicable, college, course title and course tutor.
  • 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.
  • Extended captions for each image as a word document.


Application Deadline: July 5, 2020

For further information about the scholarship, interviews, and images please contact julie@ianparry.org