The deadline to apply for the Ian Parry Scholarship 2012, which supports photography students and young photographers launching their careers, is June 30.

The scholarship was created memory of Ian Parry, a photojournalist who died while on assignment for The Sunday Times in 1989. Longtime friend and photo editor Aidan Sullivan created the  Scholarship for young photographers who are either currently enrolled in a full-time photography classes or are under the age of 24, to help them receive support and launch their career.

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

In addition to the first place prize, $630 will be awarded to those who receive the Highly Commended and Commended honor. One finalist will get a sponsorship from Save the Children, and will be given an all-expense paid opportunity to complete an assignment for the charity. An exhibit, featuring the 2012 finalists’ work and single images from the competition, will be held at Getty Images Gallery/ 46 Eastcastle Street in London. The prize-winning photographers will also gain support from Getty Images, Canon Europe and Sunday Times Magazine, who will all publish the finalists’ work.

Past winners of the Ian Parry Scholarship have included Sebastian Liste, Rasel Chowdhury, Leonie Hampton, Ivor Prickett and Jonas Bendicksen.

All applicants must submit a portfolio of their work and a brief summary of the project they undertake if chosen. Applicants can apply here, on the IanParry.org web site.


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