Award Opportunity: The 2016 Ian Parry Scholarship
Open to: Full-time BA, MA or MFA students (or graduates from the past year) from any age, as well as any photographer 24 years or younger. Open to residents of all countries.
Criteria for application: A 12-image portfolio, essay or singles with clear captions for each image; a brief and clear proposal for a new project, including scope and purpose, with research and basic budget included.
Awards: Two awards available this year, the Award for Achievement and the Award for Potential. There is not separate criteria for the awards; recipients will be selected based on “merit and appropriateness of the entries.” Finalists will also have the opportunity to have their work shown online and in a curated exhibition.
Each winner will receive:
-$3,500 to complete the proposed project
-Addition of work to the collection of The Incite Project, plus a private tour
Award for Potential recipient will receive:
-One-year personal mentorship by photojournalist and Ian Parry board member Tom Stoddart
Award for Achievement recipient will receive:
-Inclusion on the final list of nominees for World Press Photo’s Joop Swart Masterclass
-Inclusion in the roster of Reportage by Getty Images Emerging Talent
More prizes listed at www.ianparry.org
History of the award: The Ian Parry Scholarship was founded in 1989 in the name of photojournalist Ian Parry, who was killed on assignment for The Sunday Times at the age of 24. Former picture editor (and current vice president of Getty Images) Aidan Sullivan founded the scholarship in his memory.
Past honorees: www.ianparry.org/alumni