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Deadline Approaching For Overhauled Ian Parry Scholarship

Ian Parry covering Ceausescu’s downfall.
Courtesy of Ian Parry Scholarship Ian Parry covering Ceausescu’s downfall.

The renowned International competition rolls out a new $3,500 scholarship

There’s less three weeks left to enter the Ian Parry scholarship for documentary photography.

Now in its 27th year, the award, which honors the life of the young photojournalist Ian Parry, who died while on assignment during the Romanian revolution in 1989, offers a new prize called the Ian Parry Award for Potential, in addition to the Award for Achievement. The change was created to reflect the increasingly high calibre of work being entered, the organizers tell TIME.

“The scholarship exists to find and support the very best young people striving to produce powerful, meaningful photojournalism in a ‘selfie’ obsessed world,” says photographer Tom Stoddart, a long-standing supporter of the scholarship.

The annual photographic competition is open to young photographers under the age of 24 or attending a full-time photographic course. Each winner will receive $3,500 towards their chosen project, in addition to their work being added to the Incite Project collection.

The winner of the 2016 Award for Potential will also receive a year-long mentorship program under Stoddart, while the winner of the Achievement Award will be added to the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass list of nominees and included in the Reportage by Getty Images Emerging Talent group.

Applications will be accepted until July 7, 2016, at www.ianparry.org.

Rachel Lowry is a writer and contributor for TIME LightBox. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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