Organised by Anadolu Agency, one of the ten most influential global news agencies in the world, Photography Competition Istanbul Photo Awards has been started to accept applications for 2017.

This year’s competition sees an expanded range of categories, from four to eight.

The Istanbul Photo Awards categories are:

- News Single (1 image)
- News Story (5-15 images)
- Sports Single (1 image)
- Sports Story (5-15 images)
In its third year there are 8 categories to apply. The four new categories include nature-environment single, nature-environment story, portrait-single and portrait-multiple.
Also Photo of the Year and Young Photographer Awards will be given.
A Young Photographer award will be given for the first time to a winner under the age of 28.

As in past years, the jury for this year's contest is composed of some of the most prestigious names in the field of photography.

The results of the contest will be announced by the end of March next year.

Applications will be accepted until Jan. 31, 2017 via official website.

There is no entry fee to participate!

It's free to enter!

Who can enter?

Istanbul Photo Awards is an international news photo contest for professionals and for the first time a Young Photographer award will be given to a winner under the age of 28.


Total prize money for all categories in the contest will be $133,000. In the contest, a $3,000 Young Photographer award will be given for the first time to a winner under the age of 28.

A separate $10,000 award will be given to the winner of the Photo of the Year. Winners in other categories will be given $8,000 for first prize, $5,000 for second and $3,000 for third.

The exhibitions, which consist of photographs of winners of the competition, are on display every year at the important centers across the world.

Official website

For all further informations about the Istanbul Photo Awards 2017 visit the following official website:


Call for Applications Info


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