ANKARA, Turkey, January 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
International photography competition run by Anadolu Agency saw 12,000 applications last year
The deadline for entries for the Istanbul Photo Awards 2016, the international news and sports photography contest organized by Anadolu Agency (@anadoluagency), is January 31, 2016.
A combined $58,000 in prize money is available for the first, second and third placed photographer in each of four categories; news single, news story, sports single and sports story as well as the "Photo of the Year".
Applications can be submitted at http://www.istanbulphotoawards.com
The category prizes are:
Category Winner Runner-up Third Place News Single: $8000 $3000 $1500 News Story: $8000 $3000 $1500 Sports Single: $8000 $3000 $1500 Sports Story: $8000 $3000 $1500
The winner of the "Photo of the Year" award will also receive $8,000.
The Istanbul Photo Awards (@IstPhotoAwards) is Turkey's only international news and sports photography contest. Last year's competition received around 12,000 applications from professional photographers based in more than 100 countries.
-Jury of the "Istanbul Photo Awards 2016" announced
Director of the Shanghai Center of Photography Liu Heung Shing, Getty Images executive Georges De Keerle, AFP director of photo business development Michel Scotto, as well as Guillaume Herbaut, a World Press Photo prize winner, Anadolu Agency visual news editor-in-chief Ahmet Sel and photography editor Fırat Yurdakul return as jury members.
Pulitzer laureate Daniel Berehulak joins this year's jury as the 2015 winner of the competition's "Photo of the Year" prize as well as Newsweek magazine photo editor James Wellford, director of photography at French newspaper Le Monde Nicolas Jimenez, and Laurent Van der Stockt, who has been awarded the Excellence-Journalism Prize from Columbia University.
"Istanbul Photo Awards 2015" Photobook published
Last year's outstanding images have been published in the Istanbul Photo Awards 2015 photo-book. The award-winning news photo album reflects the most important events of 2014 in the world, and attracts attention with its colorful sports images. Daniel Berehulak's photograph on the Ebola epidemic in Liberia is the cover photo. Taken for The New York Times, the image captures the drama of the outbreak and was selected as "Photo of the Year 2015" at the Istanbul Photo Awards.
Winners' photographs have been displayed at the Shanghai Center of Photography as well as major international airports in Turkey.
SOURCE Anadolu Agency