The 2024 Istanbul Photo Awards

The 2024 Istanbul Photo Awards

The 2024 Istanbul Photo Awards

The Istanbul Photo Awards offers a distinctive opportunity for photographers to obtain international exposure and recognition.

The 10th Istanbul Photo Awards 2024 marks an important milestone in the domain of international news photography. Arranged by Anadolu Ajans?, a renowned global news agency with over a century of experience, this prestigious contest stands as a testament to the agency’s enduring commitment to enriching the world of news photography. With its roots deeply entrenched in a region known for its rich tapestry of diverse cultures, the Istanbul Photo Awards presents an unprecedented platform for professional photographers worldwide to display their courage and skill.

The Istanbul Photo Awards have advanced into one of the most esteemed news photography contests globally. The awards are dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the exceptional efforts of brave and skilled photographers from various corners of the earth. This contest is more than a competition; it’s a celebration of the art of capturing moments that narrate the stories of our time.

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The contest is available to professional photographers, both freelancers and those affiliated with companies or agencies. Special consideration is given to young photographers under the age of 28, who are eligible for a special award in the tenth year.


  • High-resolution photographs in JPG, JPEG, or PNG format are required.
  • Both published and unpublished photos are acceptable.
  • A focus on stories of discrimination across various themes is encouraged.


Various Opportunities for Participation

Photographers can participate in various categories, each designed to highlight different aspects of photography:

  1. Single News: For standalone news-related images. A maximum of one image per application, with up to four different applications allowed.
  2. Story News: Focused on news-related image series, requiring ten images per application. Up to two different stories can be submitted.
  3. Single Sports: For individual sports-related photographs. Similar to the Single News category, one image per application is allowed, with a total of four different applications.
  4. Story Sports: This category demands a series of ten sports-related images per application, with a limit of two different stories.
  5. Single Nature & Environment: Showcasing nature and environment in a single image. Photographers may submit up to four different images.
  6. Story Nature & Environment: A series of ten images focusing on nature and environment-related subjects. Two different stories are permissible.
  7. Single Portrait: Capturing the essence of portraiture in a single image. Up to four different images can be submitted.
  8. Story Portrait: A series of ten images in the portrait category, with up to two different stories allowed.
  9. Single Daily Life: For images depicting everyday life, one image per application, up to four applications.
  10. Story Daily Life: Focused on daily life in a series format, requiring ten images per application, with a limit of two different stories.


Rewarding Excellence in Photography

The contest offers attractive prizes to encourage and honor the best in the field:

  1. First Prize: $3,000 USD
  2. Second Prize: $1,500 USD
  3. Third Prize: $1,000 USD
  4. Photo of the Year: The first-prize winner in the Single News category will be honoured as “Photo of the Year”, receiving a total of $6,000 USD.
  5. Special Tenth Anniversary Prize: Two photographers from all series categories will be awarded $1,000 USD each.


Before January 17, 2024, potential applicants are urged to prepare their submissions and grab this opportunity to be part of a globally celebrated photography event.

Application Deadline: January 17, 2024.



The 2024 Istanbul Photo Awards

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