International 212 Photography Competition
The International 212 Photography Competition, organized within the scope of 212 Photography Istanbul which will take place between 5-15 October 2023, aims at discovering photographers from different backgrounds around the world and opening up the space to bring together different experiences. The competition is awaiting the applications of amateur and professional photographers of all ages who are interested in the art of photography until 10 September 2023.
As every year, the jury of the 6th edition consists of respected and influential names in their fields; Marga Rotteveel, board member of Nederlands Fotomuseum, co-founder and director of Docking Station; Erik Vroons, editor-in-chief of GUP Magazine, jury of Rotterdam Photo 2023; Fiona Shields, head of photography at The Guardian; Ali Taptık, artist, architect, publisher and founder of Onagöre Design and Publishing.
Since 2018, the International 212 Photography Competition has been featuring the selected works of the 10 finalists with a special exhibition during the festival period; as well as an award of 5000 Euros given to the first place winner. Since the first year of the competition, it has been contributing to increasing the visibility of the competition winners and those honored by the jury; facilitates their features in local and international press. The names of the winners in order from 2018 to 2022 are as follows; Noppadol Maitreechit (Thailand), Ekin Çekiç (Turkey), Fabiola Cedillo (Ecuador), Bas Losekoot (Netherlands), Serhat Kır (Turkey) and the special jury selections: Arzu Kıraner (Turkey), Ceren Balmumcu (Turkey), Ehan Çelik (Turkey).
This year, the shortlist consisting of 10 photographers will be announced on October 3, 2023, and the winner of the competition will be announced via online channels at the start of the festival on October 5th. Applications for the 6th International 212 Photography Competition can be completed at 212photographyistanbul.com until 10 September 2023.
Contest Prize & TERMS
In addition, works of 10 photographers qualified for the shortlist will be exhibited during the 212 Photography Istanbul Festival which will take place between 5-15 October, 2023. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: 2.1 All entries must be in the sole ownership of the entrant and not infringe on the copyright of any other party. If it is found that the entries are violating the copyrights or property rights of other third parties, all of the entries made by the entrant will be disqualified. The admin is not responsible for any copyright or property right penalties that may result.
2.2 All entries must be done by the entrant stated in the application form, and the form must be completed in full.
2.3 The copyright ownership will remain with the owner after submission and will not be transferred to the Admin.
2.4 The owner of the copyright will be credited in any instance of publication in any media form using their names as provided by them in their submission(s). USAGE RIGHTS: 2.5 If it is seen in accordance with the marketing and communication needs of the Competition and Festival, Admin may also add a hotlink or web pathway to the credit text for the photographic website of the copyright owner. These links will always be the same as those submitted on the entry and Admin is under no obligation to update such information. This responsibility rests solely with the entrant. Admin is not responsible for keeping this information updated.
2.6 The owner of the copyright agrees to grant Admin a non-exclusive, irrevocable license to reproduce, publish and exhibit their images upon entering the competition. This license specifically applies ONLY to instances that directly involve the competition and the display of the photographs at national and international public events under the name of the 212 Photography Istanbul. This license extends but is not limited to cover usage on the Admin website, publicity, email transmission, print media and Admin operated social media. The Admin has the right to use photographs within the frame of the brand collaborations determined upon mutual agreements between the brands and the festival (212 Photography Istanbul). No merchandising or profiteering will be undertaken without seeking separate agreement from the entrant.
2.7 Instances where Admin requires the transmission of copyrighted material for the printing of publicity posters, banners or leaflets and guides, as well as associated publicity, are also to be accepted under this agreement.
2.8 The copyright owner also gives permission for the Admin to send their copyrighted property (image files and captions) to judges on the Admin backend systems to facilitate the judging process.
2.9 In cases of inadvertent uncredited disclosure to the public domain of any material the Admin can take no responsibility. Every effort will be made to ensure that this does not become an eventuality.
2.10 Admin cannot make any sales and/or make any profits from entries without the entrant’s permission.
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