Between Nov 1, 2018, and Jan 31, 2019.



(Fully Funded)


Istanbul Photo Awards 2019

Istanbul Photo Awards is an international news photography contest organized by Anadolu Agency. The contest aims to contribute to the sphere of news photography and offers a perspective shaped by the region’s unique position at the center of diverse cultures. The awards reward endeavors of courageous and talented photojournalists from around the world on merit. Although it is only the fourth edition of the contest, Istanbul Photo Awards has become one of the most widely known news photography contests in the world.

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Anadolu Agency is a well-established global news agency with operations in most major regions around the globe, including the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Asia-Pacific, and serves subscribers in more than 100 countries.
The Istanbul Photo Awards aims to support the profession of photojournalism from all the world, Photographers across the world are expected to submit pictures capturing global events from throughout the year 2018.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • News and sports photography
  • Single News
  • Story News
  • Single Sports
  • Story Sports

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

3 Months

From Nov 1, 2018 to Jan 31, 2019.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • For Istanbul Photo Awards 2019 the submitted photos must be taken in 2018.
  • you must be professional photographer ( who earn, or have earned, the majority of their income from photography, and who sell or publish their work regularly, and belong to professional photography organizations)
  • Photographs contain the relevant and correct information.
  • All submissions must have necessary information embedded into photographs IPTC like: title, description, creation date, city and country.
  • Digital Manipulation and any kind of photoshop effects are not allowed, only basic color corrections are allowed.
  • Photographers must be the copyright owner of the submitted photographs.
  • Photographs must not violate any third party rights.
  • Photographers are invited to apply all categories at the same time.

Kindly note: that this contest is for professionals only and Istanbul Photo Awards’ jury may ask for proofs of the source of the photo or publications on newspapers, magazines or websites.

  • Copyrights remain on the photographer and Istanbul Photo Awards will use photographer’s credit for all photographs used.
  • Istanbul Photo Awards and Anadolu Agency may use the submitted photographs for promotional efforts on books, websites, magazines, newspapers, exhibitions, mobile media and all relevant PR campaigns.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • Single News 1st prize winner will be nominated as “Photo of the Year”, the laureate receives 8.000 USD in total.
    –  First prize : 8,000$.
    – Second prize :3000 $.
    – Third prize :1500 $.
    –  First prize : 5,000$.
    – Second prize :3000 $.
    – Third prize :1500 $.
    –  First prize : 5,000$.
    – Second prize :3000 $.
    – Third prize :1500 $
    – First prize : 5,000$.
    – Second prize :3000 $.
    – Third prize :1500 $.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Shorouk Nasser/ Egypt 

Reviewed by” Shahira Aliwi/ Syria
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MARJ3 Scholarships team