The international photo contest will accept applications through Jan. 31, 2019, according to a statement from the agency. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the contest, which is open to professional photographers. The Istanbul Photo Awards aims to support the profession of photojournalism. Photographers across the world are expected to submit pictures capturing global events from throughout the year.
Mainly focusing on news and sports photos, the contest has four categories: Single News, Story News, Single Sports and Story Sports.
The winner of Photo of the Year will be awarded $8,000, while winners in other categories will be given $5,000 for first prize, $3,000 for second prize, and $1,500 for third.
Next April, an international jury will meet to select the winners, and the awards will be announced in May. A number of exhibits will be held inside and outside Turkey to spotlight the work of the award-winning photographers. The winning pictures will also be presented in a special photo album.
Applications will be accepted through Jan. 31, 2019, at istanbulphotoawards.com
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