Photographers from 75 countries apply for AA awards

Over 2,000 photographs have been sent in from contestants from 75 countries since Nov. 1, 2014. at the Istanbul Photo Awards.

Contestants from nearly 75 countries have applied to participate in The Anadolu Agency’s international news and sports photography contest, the Istanbul Photo Awards.

Organizers aim to make the contest one of the most important photo award contests in the world.

Over 2,000 photographs have been sent in from contestants from 75 countries since Nov. 1, 2014.

Applications will be accepted until Jan. 31, 2015 on

The jury will gather on March 14 and 15 to choose the winning photographs for the News Single, Sport Single, Photo Series and Sport Series Photo categories, which will later be displayed at the Istanbul Congress Center, where the award ceremony will be held on April 11.

Also, $58,000 worth of prizes will be given to winners in four categories and one special prize.

More details can be learnt about the contest from social media account, including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram account 

The jury will include TIME magazine’s Photo Editor Alice Gabriner, Stern’s Photo Editor Haral Menk, Director of Getty Images Georges Dekeerle, AFP’s Photo Distribution Director Michel Scotto, the World Press Photo award winners Guillaume Herbaut and Yuri Kozirev, war reporter Patrick Chauvel, Anadolu Agency’s Visual News Editor Ahmet Sel and AA’s Photography Editor Firat Yurdakul.

The competition results will also be announced on Anadolu Images, the international photography platform of The Anadolu Agency.

The contest is continuing with the sponsorship of Turkey’s largest mobile phone operator, Turkcell, and world leader in imaging products, NIKON, and advertised on worldwide known websites and social networks on photography.

Anadolu Agency is already a well-established global news agency offering a newswire service in eight languages with operations around the globe, including the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Asia-Pacific.

It serves business clients in more than 100 countries and is one of the main sources for discovering, purchasing and managing images and other digital content.

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