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Turkish Airlines Skylife 2. Internatıonal Photography Contest
Turkish Airlines flies to more destinations than any other airline in the world and has been ranked the “Best Airline in Europe” for many consecutive years. Moreover, Turkish Airlines also cares deeply about artistic and cultural activities. Organized for the second time this year, the theme for the Skylife Photography Contest is “Kids and the City.” The winners of this contest, which is open to participants from all over the world, will be announced on December 9, 2017, with a spectacular award ceremony. Following the exhibition in Istanbul, the top three photographs and other works that are exhibition-worthy will be displayed in many cities around the world.
In a world where children are unique beings with pure and naive feelings regardless of where they come from, the relationship between the city and kids is becoming more and more important. The small worlds of children are shaped by their journeys and experiences in the city they live in. Cities greatly impact the happiness, development, and future of children. Bearing this in mind, Turkish Airlines encourages photographers to “press the shutter button” in order to portray the connection between kids and the city through powerful images.
You can participate in this contest with photos representing kids from any city around the world and their relationship with the city. Skylife, with its network including prestigious writers and photographers from national and international platforms, contributes to the promotion of travel and the introduction of local cultures. This contest is an important reflection of this contribution. Thanks to this contest, many travelers from all over the world who choose Turkish Airlines will be able to witness the relationship between “kids and the city” from different parts of the world. The works will be published in Skylife magazine and the photographers will have the opportunity to share the story of the “moment” in one of the most prestigious traveling publications in the world. The works will be evaluated by a jury that consists of international members. The jury will get together in early November in Istanbul to determine the winners following a week-long elimination process. This contest will be carried out with the approval of national and international photography federations and associations. The winners of the contest will be announced on December 9 at an award ceremony. At this ceremony, the awards will be distributed to the winners, and the guests will have the opportunity to visit the exhibition of the winning photos accompanied by live music. After the exhibition in Istanbul, the works will be displayed in many cities around the world at exhibitions organized by Turkish Airlines.
Contest Prize & TERMS
FIAP Gold Medal + Flight Ticket worth of US$ 15,000
FIAP Silver Medal + Flight Ticket worth of US$ 5,000
FIAP Bronze Medal + Flight Ticket worth of US$ 2,000
FIAP Honorable Mention (10) + Flight Ticket worth of US$ 1,000
Exhibition (maximum 100 photographs) 250.- TL
FIAP Best Photographer Award (will be given to the photographer who is honored the most exhibitions and awards)
* Flight tickets can be used by the photograph artist or his/her first-degree relatives (mother, father, spouse, children, siblings) for a period of 1 year Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: For the works granted awards and exhibition in the contest, the Photographer and Turkish
Airlines will jointly be entitled to the publishing, royalty, utilization and exhibition rights, as
well as processing rights as defined in Article 21, reproduction rights as defined in Article 22,
dissemination rights as defined in Article 23, representation rights as defined in Article 24
and public broadcasting through signal, audio and/or video transmission means as defined
in Article 25 of the Law No.5846 on Intellectual and Artistic Works. The works will be kept in
the Turkish Airlines archives. The photographer will be deemed to have given his/her
permission/consent in advance for the use of his/her work. Works granted awards and
exhibition as a result of the contest will be treated as having been purchased by Turkish
Airlines with their copyrights. USAGE RIGHTS: Photographs granted awards and exhibition as a result of the contest, as well as the
purchased works may be used by THY, by giving credit to the respective owners of such
works and without paying any additional copyright, in its events and training activities,
exhibitions, printed catalogs, digital catalogs (including mobile platforms), THY A.O. web
sites, THY A.O. mobile applications, onboard IFE and Airshow screens, all THY A.O. social
media accounts, printed, digital and mobile versions of the Skylife magazine, marketing
promotion items such as agendas, posters, calendars, boxes, etc., other printed and digital
media, books, advertisements, brochures and any other promotion material, TV shows and
advertisements, onboard broadcasts for passengers and any other media where needed, for
a period of 3 (three) years. The participant hereby acknowledges and undertakes in advance
that he/she waives, in advance, to claim any rights with respect thereto, other than the award
The participant hereby acknowledges and undertakes in advance that he/she waives, in
advance, to claim any rights other than the award and/or copyrights in cases where his/her
photograph(s) that are granted awards and/or deemed worthy of being exhibited are
exhibited on the dates and at places determined by Turkish Airlines, by giving credit, and in
cases where the photograph(s) are used in any activity performed for the purpose of promoting the contest.According to contest rules, photographs can be used in printed or digital catalogues unless
the photographer clearly states otherwise. The copyright law must be followed regarding this
issue. Under no circumstances, Turkish Airlines can allow photographs to be used for other
All photographs submitted must be taken by the contestant. The contestant will be
responsible for any legal consequence that may arise due to full or partial use of photographs
belonging to others.
People who may appear in the photographs submitted to the contest are deemed to have
consented that their photograph is taken and submitted to a contest, and such photograph is
published on the Internet and printed media. The contestant will bear full responsibility for
any dispute related to such uses.
Photographs awarded or deemed worthy of exhibition as a result of the contest will be
published on the THY website and exhibited depending on the capacity of the allocated
spaces. In addition, the photographs granted awards and honorable mentions in the contest
will be published on the www.tfsf.org.tr and www.tfsfonayliyarismalar.org/ websites as well
as the TFSF/PAFT Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) accounts for
promotional purposes, and published in the TFSF/PAFT publication, Almanac 2017.
Photographs that are not deemed worthy of awards or exhibition will be deleted from the
system within 90 (ninety) days following the Date of Announcement of Results.
The photographs will be presented to the jury in a completely-darkened room, using a
projector with 3840 pixel x 2160 pixel resolution on a screen with a diagonal length of
minimum 1 m and maximum 2.5 m, or a 42-55 inch Ultra HD 4K 3840 pixel x 2160 pixel LCD
Matters not covered by the specifications or matters of dispute will be subject to the decisions
of the Regulatory Board and TFSF/PAFT BoD, as well as the TFSF/PAFT U/UA Contest
Organization Standard Guidelines.
By signing up on the TFSF/PAFT website, http://www.tfsfonayliyarismalar.org/, and
uploading their photographs, the participants are deemed to have accepted the conditions of
participating in the contest. This specifications document will become effective as of the date
the contestant submits his/her photograph for the contest. By participation, the contestants
are deemed to have accepted the terms and conditions of the specifications. Contestants are
not entitled to object to the terms and conditions of the specifications at a later date.
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