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Ian Parry Scholarship 2014 opens for entries

© Farzana Hossen, winner of the Ian Parry Scholarship 2013

The Ian Parry Scholarship, a competition for photographers under the age of 24 or attending a full-time photographic course, is now calling for entries for its 2014 edition

Photographers have until 07 July to enter this year’s Ian Parry Scholarship.

Launched in 1991 in honour of Ian Parry, a 24-year-old photojournalist who was tragically killed whilst on assignment for The Sunday Times in December 1989 in Romania, the Scholarship comes with a £3500 grant for the production of a documentary body of work. The winner is also automatically added to the final list of nominees for the Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam, and will join the Reportage by Getty Images agency as an Emerging Talent.

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“This year is the 25th Anniversary of the Ian Parry Scholarship,” says Rebecca McClelland, the organisation’s creative director. “We will be remembering Ian and marking this special occasion with a series of new free events, publications and exhibitions.”

She adds: “The scholarship provides an important platform to showcase your work and also the chance to be mentored by us in the photographic industry. We are looking for stories that have been well-researched with originality and not necessarily in far flung destinations.”

For more details about the scholarship and to enter, visit the Ian Parry Scholarship website.