Submissions for the 2019 Anadolu Agency's Istanbul Photo Awards opened on Thursday, Nov. 1, the news agency has announced.
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 http://istanbulphotoawards.com.
Founded in 1920, 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.
For its subscribers, and on its website and dedicated app, the agency produces news stories in 13 languages: Turkish, English, Arabic, BHS (Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian), Russian, Kurmanji, Sorani, Persian, French, Albanian, Macedonian, Indonesian, and Spanish.
Total money prize for all categories in the contest will be 165,000 USD in 2018.
Single News 1st prize winner will be nominated as “Photo of the Year”, the laureate receives 8.000 USD in total.
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SINGLE NEWS 8,000 USD 3,000 USD 1,500 USD
STORY NEWS 5,000 USD 3,000 USD 1,500 USD
SINGLE SPORTS 5,000 USD 3,000 USD 1,500 USD
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