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Istanbul Photo Awards 2022
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Description

Istanbul Photo Awards is an international news photography contest organized by Anadolu Agency,  global news agency for more than 100th years . The contest aims to contribute to the sphere of news photography. The awards reward endeavors of courageous and talented professional photographers from around the world on merit.  Istanbul Photo Awards has become one of the most widely known news photography contests in the world.
 
Along with the generous awards of the contest aiming to support the hard work and dedication of news photographers worldwide, the application is totally free
 
Istanbul Photo Awards receives a lot of attention from photojournalists from all around the world. Around 12,000 photographers applied to the contest in seven years.
 
In 2015, Daniel Berehulak won the Photo of the Year award with his photograph depicting the Ebola crisis. In 2016, Abd Doumany’s image of an injured Syrian boy was chosen as Photo of the Year by the international jury and in 2017, photographer Frederic Lafargue’s image titled “Escaping from Daesh” was chosen Photo of the Year 2017. In 2018, Damir Sagolj won the Photo of the Year award with the image of a dead boy in refugee camp in Banglades. Ahmad Gharabli's photo of a Palestinian women and Israeli police security officer taking photo of each other chosen as Photo of the Year 2019. Yik Fei Lam, Hong Kong based photojournalist, got the Photo of the Year 2020 award. Mohammed Shajahan received the 2021 Photo of the Year awards with his photo titled Mom Love. 
 
All the winning photographs have the power to engage people against wars and conflicts, and to familiarize them with different cultures. The jury had a very tough time selecting the most powerful photos of the year from such a strong field. Every year international jury meets to select the winners.
 
Every year online applications are accepted via http://istanbulphotoawards.com. The results of the contest announced by the end of jury gathering each year. Award winning photographs will be published in photobook which will be send almost everywhere all around the world to the photography professionals and displayed at exhibitions in significant galleries around the world such as Istanbul, Shanghai, New York, Vienna, Tokyo and Moscow. 

Start date

1 January 2022  -  15 February 2022

Registration

1 January 2022  -  15 February 2022

Voting

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Awards

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ISTANBUL PHOTO AWARDS 2022 PRIZES

*Single News 1st prize winner will be nominated as “Photo of the Year”, the laureate receives 6.000 USD in total.   

CATEGORIES
FIRST
SECOND
THIRD

SINGLE NEWS
*6,000 USD + CANON EOS R3 BODY
1,500 USD
1,000 USD

STORY NEWS
3,000 USD + CANON EOS R5 BODY
1,500 USD
1,000 USD

SINGLE SPORTS
3,000 USD + CANON EOS R5 BODY
1,500 USD
1,000 USD

STORY SPORTS
3,000 USD + CANON EOS R3 BODY
1,500 USD
1,000 USD

SINGLE NATURE & ENVIRONMENT
3,000 USD + CANON EOS R5 BODY
1,500 USD
1,000 USD

CANON STORY DAILY LIFE
3,000 USD + CANON EOS R5 BODY
 
 

STORY PORTRAIT
3,000 USD + CANON EOS R5 BODY
 
 

General rules

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   ● Applications are free and open between 1 Jan. - 15 Feb. 2022 at 00:00 (UTC+3).  
   ● Photographs contain the relevant and correct information. Submitted photos must be taken in 2021 (between 1 Jan. 2021- 31 Dec. 2021).
   ● All submissions must have necessary information embedded into photographs IPTC like: title, description, creation date, city and country. Photographer has the liability for providing accurate information. The info and category of the photographs can be updated until the deadline.
   ● Photography captions must be written in English. Kindly check the caption limits before upload your photos.
   ● No signatures, stamp or any other identifying mark is allowed anywhere on the entry. Photographer's name or company should not be mentioned at the captions.
   ● Digital manipulation and any kind of photoshop effects is not allowed, only basic color corrections are allowed.
   ● Photographers must be the copyright owner of the submitted photographs.
   ● Photographs must not violate any third party rights.
   ● Photographers are invited to apply all categories at the same time, both with published and unpublished photos. 
   ● Photographers can apply 4 different photo in Single categories and 2 different stories in Story categories.
   ● Same photo cannot be submitted into two different categories.Story category applications should include 10 photos.
 
   ● Kindly note that this contest is for professionals only and Istanbul Photo Awards’ jury may ask for proofs of the source of the photo or publications on newspapers, magazines or web sites.

Restrictions

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Available for citizens: Worldwide