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Istanbul Photo Awards 2024 - Open Call

Anadolu Agency

• Deadline: January 17th, 2024

• Prize: 60.000 USD Total + Worldwide Exposure

• Theme: Photojournalism

• Entry Fees: Free

• REGISTRATION: CLOSED, Click HERE For More Opportunities




The Istanbul Photo Awards, an esteemed international news photography competition organized by Anadolu Ajansı, a global news agency with a rich history spanning over a century, occupies a unique position as a beacon at the convergence of diverse cultures. Its primary objective is to elevate the field of news photography by offering a distinctive perspective influenced by the region.

This prestigious competition serves as a platform to recognize and celebrate the courageous efforts and talents of professional photographers on a global scale, strictly based on merit. Over time, it has gained worldwide acclaim, solidifying its status as one of the most distinguished news photography competitions globally.

Remarkably, the Istanbul Photo Awards, while generously rewarding the dedication of news photographers with substantial awards, maintains an entirely free application process. This commitment to accessibility underscores its dedication to fostering a community of talented individuals from various corners of the globe.

Since its inception, the competition has captured the attention of photojournalists worldwide, witnessing a remarkable registration of around 16,000 photographers over nine years. As the contest approaches its milestone 10th year in 2024, its significance continues to burgeon, cementing its place as a prominent fixture in the world of news photography.

The award-winning photographs that emerge from the Istanbul Photo Awards carry profound narratives, often echoing against the backdrop of wars and conflicts while simultaneously celebrating the richness of diverse cultures. The esteemed jury, comprising individuals of high repute across various photography domains, faces the formidable task each year of selecting the most impactful images that encapsulate the spirit of the competition.


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