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Call for entry: Istanbul Photo Awards – for international news photography

In the PAN post this week we received a couple of catalogues and the latest competition details for the international news photography contest Istanbul Photo Awards – something we have been watching grow for a while.

Organised by the Anadolu Agency, a global news agency based in Turkey the contest aims to contribute to the sphere of news photography and offers a perspective shaped by the region’s unique position at the centre of diverse cultures.
They say: ‘The awards reward endeavors of courageous and talented photojournalists from around the world on merit. Although it is only the fourth edition of the contest, 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. The contest receives applications from more than 100 countries each year. The Istanbul Photo Awards 2018 received almost 37,000 photographs from 125 countries sent to the contest.’
Apply by the 31 Jan 2019 – Awards winners announced March 2019

Click through to view the Award categories


Click through to view the Awards

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. View their images.
Jury members for the 2018 edition are Visual Media Advisor Georges De Keerle, AFP Director of Photo Business Development Michel Scotto, Photojournalist at NOOR agency Yuri Kozyrev, Paris Match Senior Digital Broadcasting Director Marion Mertens, Getty Images Chief Photographer Cameron Spencer, photojournalist Andrei Polikanov, Istanbul Photo Awards 2017 Photo of the Year winner Frederic Lafargue, Anadolu Agency Visual News Editor-in-Chief Ahmet Sel and Photography Editor Fırat Yurdakul.

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