Due to the worldwide pandemic and quarantine measures, 212 Photography Istanbul has been postponed to 8-18 October 2020.
The application period for the International 212 Photography Competition has been extended until 20 September 2020.
For entry details, please visit 212photographyistanbul.com and stay tuned for updates.
We hope to see you soon.
How to Enter
INTERNATIONAL 212 PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL
This is where you can enter 10 of your photos into the second edition of International 212 Photography Competition. We do not ask for an entry fee.
We are accepting photos taken at any time, any place, and in any context so now is your chance to show us your best so far!
All entries must be received by the deadline of September 20, 2020 at 23:59 +3 GMT. 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.
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.
We’d like to set some ground rules.
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.
The competition consists of 2 rounds of evaluation:
First round: Entries must be submitted by email at the latest on September 20, 2020 23:59 +3 GMT (see details below). Following this first round, the festival committee will make an initial selection of 10 participants to deliver to the jury. On September 24, 2020 at the latest all entrants will be informed whether they have been selected for the second round, or not.
Second round: 10 selected participants will be evaluated by the jury. All participants of the second round will be informed of the results on October 10, 2020 during the festival.
In order to participate, please adhere to the following steps:
Submit your photographs by email by September 20, 2020 23:59 +3 GMT at the latest.
Fill the entry form available on the website www.212photographyistanbul.com
Complete the entry form.
Select a minimum of 5, a maximum of 10 recent images from your work. Images should ideally be selected from 2 or 3 distinctive series. Compress the file and submit (zip file). You will receive an e-mail to the address you have provided in the form once your submission is received successfully.
Files must adhere to the following conditions: digital files in PNG, JPG or PNG format at 72 dpi, RGB, 1080 pixels high if in portrait format, 1920 pixels wide if in landscape format.
Each file must be named according to the following manner:
smith_john_thesis_01.jpg for the first file,
smith_john_interiors_20.jpg for the twentieth etc.)
This application must be sent at the latest on September 20, 2020 23:59 +3 GMT.
We aim to be as honest and transparent as possible, and should you have any concerns or questions about our process, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at any time.
10 selected participants will be evaluated by the jury. All participants of the second round will be informed of the results on October 10, 2020 during the festival.