The Digital Journalist
Ian Parry Scholarship
June 2005

The Ian Parry Scholarship 2005 deadline will be Tuesday 21st June. Applications are available by download only from

Ian Parry was a photojournalist who died whilst on assignment for the Sunday Times during the Romanian revolution in 1989. He was just 24 years old. The Scholarship was set up by his friends and family in order to build something positive from such a tragic death.

Each year we hold a competition for photographers who are either attending a full-time recognized photography course or who are under the age of 24. Entrants must submit a portfolio of their work and a brief synopsis of a project they would undertake if they won the award. Currently the prize is £1,500 ($2,800) of Nikon camera equipment, and a further £2,500 ($4,700) towards their assignment. Metro Imaging also offer £500 ($950) worth of vouchers to the winner and £250 to those awarded highly commended and commended.

As you can imagine this is a significant prize for a photographer and coupled with the continued support of The Sunday Times Magazine, which publishes the winner's work, the scholarship provides an excellent launch into a professional photography career. Year after year, the award has highlighted the work of some of the industry's finest emerging talent, all of whom have progressed into professional careers and still support the award. Last year's winner, David Hogsholt, has since won a World Press Award for his photographs of Mia, a young drug addict in Denmark.

We are delighted to announce that World Press Photo have agreed to automatically accept the winner onto their final list of nominees for the Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam, as a result of so many of our previous winners having attended this prestigious event in recent years.

Once again, our extremely popular and well-attended print exhibition will take place at the Tom Blau Gallery in London, showing all of the winning entries and an edited selection of images chosen by the judges from work entered into the award. The exhibition will run from 24th August for two weeks.

David Hogsholt

Our key sponsors are: The Sunday Times, Getty Images, Nikon UK

Our thanks to Metro Imaging, British Journal of Photography and the Tom Blau Gallery for their generous support.

Rebecca McClelland , Deputy Director The Ian Parry Scholarship & Sunday Times Magazine 0207 7827391