İstanbul Photo Awards jury gathers to pick 2024 winners

Winners to be announced before the end of April after the 3-day selection process

The jury of the international news photography contest the 10th İstanbul Photo Awards gathered on Friday to decide the winning photos.

Organized by Anadolu for the tenth time this year, professional photographers applied to the contest from Nov. 17 to Jan. 17 with their photos covering global events of the past year.

Over 20,500 photos were sent by 1,817 professional photojournalists from 118 different nationalities to the contest, which was held to support press photography around the world

This year the competition accepted applications in ten categories: Single News, Story News, Single Sports, Story Sports, Single Nature and Environment, Story Nature and Environment, Single Portrait, Story Portrait, Single Daily Life, Story Daily Life.

The best photos of the year will be selected in online sessions, where jury members from six different countries will participate.

The winners will be announced before the end of April after a three-day selection process done through a platform specially prepared for the contest by Anadolu’s dedicated tech team.

This year's jury brings together prestigious figures from the world of photography, including National Geographic photographer and filmmaker Ami Vitale, photojournalist Carol Guzy, NOOR Agency photojournalist Yuri Kozyrev, The Globe and Mail photojournalist Goran Tomasevic, visual storyteller Marion Mertens, visual media consultant Michel Scotto, Getty Images chief sports photojournalist Cameron Spencer, photojournalist Ahmet Sel, and Firat Yurdakul, Visual News director of Anadolu.

This year’s main sponsorship is Turkcell, which is supported by Sony as the award sponsor, the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) as the international event sponsor and Turkish Airlines, the nation’s flag carrier, as the partial transportation sponsor.

The winner of the Photo of the Year – the Single News category first prize winner – will be awarded $6,000.

Winners in other categories will be awarded $3,000 for the first prize, $1,500 for the second prize, and $1,000 for the third. A total of $60,000 will be awarded in the contest. In addition to the awards, the first prize winner will be awarded Sony Alpha A7 III Body cameras this year.

The contest, now a dedicated platform with 18,000 users, contributes to photography with exhibits and photo albums containing award-winning photos, as well as the prize money it gives out.

Information on all jury members of the contest and winning photos from previous years is available at

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