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İstanbul Photo Awards announces jury for 10th year of the contest

Entries are being accepted in 10 categories

Merve Berker  | 29.12.2023 - Update : 30.12.2023
İstanbul Photo Awards announces jury for 10th year of the contest

- Prestigious jury members including Pulitzer and World Press Photo prize winners, continue participating in this year’s jury

- First prize winners in all categories will get Sony cameras besides the awards   


The jury for the İstanbul Photo Awards, organized this year for the tenth time by Anadolu, Türkiye’s premier news source, has been announced.

This year’s jury for the prestigious international photo contest includes NOOR Agency photojournalist Yuri Kozyrev, The Globe and Mail photojournalist Goran Tomasevic, National Geographic photographer, filmmaker Ami Vitale, photojournalist Carol Guzy, 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.

Information on the jury members, all of whom are featuring star-studded figures from the photography world including Pulitzer and World Press Photo prize winners, can be accessed at

There is no requirement for applicants to be affiliated with a press organization to apply for the contest, which is open only to the participation of professional photographers. Photographers can take part in the contest with newsworthy photographs taken between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2023.

Entries are being accepted in 10 categories: Single News, Story News, Single Sports, Story Sports, Single Nature and Environment, Story Nature and Environment, Single Daily Life, Story Daily Life, as well as Single Portrait and Story Portrait.

Every photographer eligible to send four different pictures in single categories and two different series in the story categories. Each applicant has the opportunity to send a total of 120 photos to the contest, where each work in story categories must consist of 10 photos. Terms and conditions for applications can be found on the contest website.

The jury will award three submissions in each category besides two separate prizes especially for the decennial of the contest. The total amount of the prize is $60,000 for the 10th year contest. In addition to the awards, this year the first prize winners of all categories will be awarded SONY Alpha A7 III Body cameras.

This year’s contest is supported by Turkish technology firm Turkcell, Sony, the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), and Turkish Airlines, the nation’s flag carrier.

The contest jury, will award the best photos in April. Free applications are only available at through Jan. 17.​​​​​​​

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