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The Ian Parry Scholarship: Deadline to Apply June 30

Posted by on June 15, 2012 | Student Photography

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As reported earlier today on the PDN Pulse blog, the 2012 Ian Parry Scholarship deadline is quickly approaching on June 30.

The scholarship, which supports current full-time photography students and young photographers under the age of 24, was initiated by renowned photo editor Aidan Sullivan, in memory of his colleague Parry, a young photojournalist killed while en route home from a 1989 assignment for the Sunday Times.

This year, the winner will be awarded $4,500 towards a proposed project and will be automatically added to the list of finalists for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam.

In addition to the scholarship, cash awards of $630 will be given to Highly Commended and Commended projects. Award sponsor Save the Children will offer one finalist an all-expense paid assignment for the charity. The prize-winning photographers will also gain support from Getty Images, Canon Europe and the Sunday Times Magazine, who will all publish the finalists' work. An exhibit, featuring the 2012 finalists' work and single images from the competition, will be held in summer 2012 at the Getty Images Gallery in London.

Past winners of the Ian Parry Scholarship include Rasel Chowdhury (2011), Sebastian Liste (2010), Maisie Crow (2009), Jonas Bendicksen (2002), Marcus Bleasdale (2000) and Simon Roberts (1998).

All applicants must submit a portfolio of recent imagery and a brief synopsis of a project they will undertake if selected. Instructions for uploading images to the scholarship Web site will be made available shortly at this link.