Apply for the 2023 Ian Parry Photojournalism Grant (up to £10,000)

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Last Updated on May 17, 2023

Ian Parry Photojournalism Grant

The Ian Parry Photojournalism Grant (IPPG) supports young and emerging photographers as they embark on their careers in the world of photojournalism.

They offer financial support, mentorship and ongoing assistance for the promotion of their work. Importantly, the recipient becomes part of a network of past recipients and an extended family of people who care deeply about the grant and believe in the importance of photojournalism. The grant started over three decades ago in honour of photojournalist Ian Parry who died while on assignment for The Sunday Times during the Romanian revolution in 1989 at the age of 24. Each year they hold a free and globally reaching open call and award The IPPG which strives to spotlight new talent in photojournalism.


  • Each winner will receive £10,000 towards their chosen project.
  • Loan of equipment for 1 year for the IP grant winner to complete their proposed project.
  • Inclusion in the Hamburg portfolio review.
  • Eligible for inclusion in the Transmissions Programme at Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan.
  • A London portfolio review with leading industry experts.
  • A year-long personal mentorship with an industry expert.
  • An exhibition of their chosen project in London, printed by Canon.
  • In addition, each year a selection of long-listed individuals will have their work spotlighted by the panel of industry judges.
  • The honorary Tom Stoddart Award for Excellence may also be given yearly on the judges’ discretion.
  • An assignment from LEGACY OF WAR.
  • Publication in THE GUARDIAN.


  • Entrants must be no older than 24 years of age or enrolled in a full-photographic course at the time of entry.
  • They welcome entries from all countries and there are no geographical limits on submissions.


Candidates applying for the Grant should ensure that their application contains the following information:

  • Your name, date of birth, permanent address, personal email address, personal telephone number, and if applicable, college, the course title, and course tutor.
  • A portfolio of 12 photographs, either a photo essay or individual photos.
  • A project description giving details of the portfolio you have uploaded for this application and 12 extended captions.
  • A clear project proposal explaining what project you would they would undertake if you received the scholarship.
  • Extended captions for each image as a word document.

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For more information, visit Ian Parry Photojournalism Grant.

Deadline: August 31, 2023

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