212 Photography Competition

212 Photography Competition

Deadline: September 20, 2020
Entry Fee: Free
Prizes: participation in the exhibition

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. Our team administers a series of photography prizes that call for the very best in photography.

However, the photography competition is only half of the story. While highlighting the photographer’s art through this event, we also produce an international biannual arts 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, we aim to be as challenging as we 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.

In short, our concept is a hybrid of an inclusive, creative competition twinned with a passion for independent publishing and photography.

By choosing to enter the 212 Photography Competition, you gain the benefit of the prestige and international exposure that comes from entering a competition of this scope. Our aim is to transform the competition into a cultural and artistic tradition that comes out of Istanbul.

First things first. There is no fee, and you are able to submit up to ten photos. Although it is encouraged that the images be selected from 2 or 3 distinctive series, it is not mandatory.

After you enter, the 212 team will sort through the photographs, and present the judges with a shortlist.

Our competition is designed to welcome work from professional and amateur photographers of all ages and all nations, taken on any camera.

What Else?

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 work on a regular basis together and have built a body of work together.
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