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Istanbul Photo Awards 2023 – News Photography Contest

Applications for the Istanbul Photo Awards 2023, Anadolu Agency’s international news photography contest, are now open. The competition is recognized as one of the world’s top photography contests.

Now in its 9th year, the Istanbul Photo Awards, which receive over 15,000 photos every year, aim to honor and support professional press photographers.

Along with many staff photographers, a sizeable number of freelance journalists also enter the contest.

Only professional photographers can enter the contest, using photos of events that made headlines worldwide in 2022.

Entries are being accepted in ten categories:

  • Single News
  • Story News
  • Single Sports
  • Story Sports
  • Single Nature & Environment
  • Story Nature & Environment
  • Single Portrait
  • Story Portrait
  • Single Daily Life
  • Story Daily Life

This year, Photo of the Year Award will be given to the photo that stands in first place in the Single News category, and the photojournalist will receive a $6,000 prize.

The first-place winners in each category will be awarded $3,000, the second-place winners $1,500, and the third-place winners $1,000.

The contestants can apply for all categories with no condition whether they are currently working for an organization or their photos are published anywhere.

The Istanbul Photo Awards competition is recognized as one of the world’s top photography contests.

No Entry Fee!

It's free to enter.