Istanbul Photo Awards 2022

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Istanbul Photo Awards 2022

Istanbul Photo Awards 2022 now is over!

Istanbul Photo Awards 2022: Istanbul Photo Awards 2022, 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

Istanbul Photo Awards, organised by Anadolu Agency, recently has been started to accept applications for 2022! The competition is recognized as one of the world’s top photography contests.

In its eighth 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.

Entries are being accepted in seven categories:

Single News
Story News
Single Sports
Story Sports
Single Nature and Environment
Canon Story Daily Life
Story Portrait

This year, three awards will be given in the Single Nature and Environment category, featuring works in the field of the environment, one of the world’s most pressing issues.

Applications will be open to all published and unpublished works from all over the world.

The contest jury, featuring star-studded figures from the photography world, will award the best photos in March.

Evaluation Criteria:

Entries will be evaluated based on multiple factors such as technique, perspective, movement, and feeling.

Who may enter?

Only professional photographers can enter the contest, using photos of events that made headlines worldwide in 2021. Along with many staff photographers, a sizeable number of freelance journalists also enter the contest.


The Photo of the Year award will be given to the photograph that is first in the Single News category, and the photographer will be awarded $6,000.

The first place winners in each category will be awarded $3,000, the second place winners $1,500, and the third place winners $1,000. The Story Daily Life and Story Portrait categories will have first place winners exclusively.

First prize winners this year will also win a Canon camera, Canon EOS R3 to single news and story sports and in other categories Canon EOS R5.

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