Ian Perry Scholarship 2020 for Aspiring Photographers | $3,500 Prize


Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the Ian Perry Scholarship Prize 2020. The deadline for submission of entries is July 5, 2020.

Ian Perry Scholarship Prize 2018 for Young Photographers

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



The scholarship exists to find and support the very best young people striving to produce powerful, meaningful photojournalism in a ‘selfie’ obsessed world. Ian would be immensely proud of the long list of internationally known photographers who were helped at the start of their careers by the scholarship that bears his name.

Ian Perry Scholarship Categories:

This years Ian Parry Scholarship is divided into two categories:

The Sunday Times Award for Achievement and The Canon 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. Entrants must submit a portfolio and a clear proposal of a project they would undertake if they won the scholarship.

Ian Perry Scholarship Eligibility:

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

Ian Perry Scholarship Benefits:

  • Each winner will receive $3,500 towards their chosen project.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Your work will appear in The Sunday Times Magazine, our media sponsor.

Ian Perry Scholarship Judging 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.

How to Apply for Ian Perry Scholarship.

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.

Apply Here Official Link

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


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