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International 212 Photography Competition (Win €5000)

All entries must be received by the deadline of September 20, 2020 at 23:59 +3 GMT.

The 212 Photography Competition is a fully independent body, run by 212 Photography İstanbul and showcasing the best up-and-coming talents of the year from the country, region and around the world. Their team administers a series of photography prizes that call for the very best in photography.

212 Photography Istanbul is an annual cultural and educational international photography festival, featuring an array of exhibits, workshops, film screenings, lecture/panels, portfolio reviews and more.

However, the photography competition is only half of the story. While highlighting the photographer’s art through this event, they also produce international biannual art and culture magazine, 212 Magazine. With these two entities hand in hand, funded by 212 Studio, the premier boutique photography and production agency in Istanbul, they aim to be as challenging as they are influential – to provide an inclusive space for ideas and perspectives to mix without prejudice and better interrogate social, artistic and cultural phenomena from the region and around the world.

Emerged as a product of 212 Magazine, planned and executed as a comprehensive photography event, the main goal of the festival is to bring together various artistic minds to showcase their talents.



  • €5000 paid by direct electronic bank transfer.

  • Certificate, letter of thanks from the 212 Committee, a professional portfolio review of your work, exposure on 212 Magazine.


  • Certificate and letter of thanks from the 212 Committee to the 10 shortlisted participants.


  • The competition is open to any photographer or artist using the photographic medium on a regular basis. No age or nationality restrictions apply.

  • The competition does not distinguish according to genre; portraits, landscapes, still life, fashion, etc. are all admissible.

  • In pursuit of the newcomers of the year, only photographers/artists who have not had a major exhibition in a gallery or cultural institution of international importance may take part.

  • Please note that collective submissions – made by two or more artists – are acceptable providing the authors to work on a regular basis together and have built a body of work together.


Please be sure to read the terms and conditions of entry (click here to view them) to be sure that your submission conforms to them.


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