Entry to Istanbul Photo Awards still open

International competition run by Anadolu Agency saw 12,000 applications last year

The deadline for entries for the Istanbul Photo Awards, the international news and sports contest organized by Anadolu Agency, is Jan. 31.

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 -- and photo of the year.

Applications can be submitted at 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 is Turkey’s only international news and sports photography contest. Last year’s competition received around 12,000 applications from photographers based in more than 100 countries.

Last year’s outstanding images have been published in the Istanbul Photo Awards 2014 book.

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 2014.

Winners’ photographs have been displayed at the Shanghai Center of Photography and Ankara’s Esenboga Airport.

Turkish Airlines is the contest’s official sponsor and the Promotion Fund of the Turkish Prime Ministry and the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency also support the event.