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Istanbul Photo Awards

Istanbul Photo Awards


Istanbul Photo Awards is an international news photography contest organized by Anadolu Agency. The contest 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 contest is open to professional photographers: those who earn, or have earned, the majority of their income from photography, and who sell or publish their work regularly, and belong to professional photography organizations.
  • Submitted photos should be taken in 2019.
  • Photographers may submit both published and unpublished photos.
  • 10 images must be submitted per application.


Photographers who submit get the chance to show their work to the prestigious names of the field. Along with the cash prizes, winning photographs will be globally exposed in prestigious galleries and be placed in the Photobook which is distributed around the world.

Single News 1st prize winner will be nominated as “Photo of the Year”, and the laureate receives 8.000 USD in total.


Categories First Second Third SINGLE NEWS 8,000 USD 3,000 USD 1,500 USD STORY NEWS 5,000 USD 3,000 USD 1,500 USD SINGLE SPORTS 5,000 USD 3,000 USD 1,500 USD STORY SPORTS 5,000 USD 3,000 USD 1,500 USD