Istanbul Photo Awards 2021

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Istanbul Photo Awards 2021

Istanbul Photo Awards 2021 now is over!

Istanbul Photo Awards 2021: Istanbul Photo Awards 2021, an international news photography competition for professionals organized by Anadolu Agency is now open for entries accepting entries from all professional photographers worldwide.

Short description

Organised by Anadolu Agency, one of the ten most influential global news agencies in the world, Istanbul Photo Awards recently has been started to accept applications for 2021.

In its seventh year, Istanbul Photo Awards aims to award and support photojournalists for their professional dedication.

This competition aims to contribute to the sphere of news photography and offers a perspective shaped by the region’s unique position at the center of diverse cultures. The awards reward endeavors of courageous and talented photojournalists from around the world on merit.

Submission requirements:

Submitted photos should be taken in 2020. Photographers can apply 4 different photo in Single categories and 2 different stories in Story categories.

Photos needs to be in high-resolution JPEG or PNG format. There are no rules on their size but we do not recommend more than 5MB size for one photo regarding to avoid internet connection failures.

Evaluation Criteria:

Photographs will be evaluated based on multiple aspects such as technical sufficiency, perspective, composition, action, emotion.


The Photo of the Year award will be given to the photograph that is first in rank in the Single News category and the photographer will be awarded with $6,000. The winners of each category will be awarded with $3,000, the second-in-ranks with $1,500 and the third-in-ranks with $1,000. Only the first prize winners will be awarded in Story Daily Life and Story Portrait categories.

Entry fees

There is no entry fee to participate!

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