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How to Enter

INTERNATIONAL 212 PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

This is where you can enter 10 of your photos into the fourth edition of International 212 Photography Competition. Competition entry fee is 10 euros for each entry and is non-refundable.

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 17th 2021 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.

ABOUT

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. You are able to submit up to ten photos. Although it is encouraged that the images be selected from 1 or 2 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.

FORMAT

The competition consists of 2 rounds of evaluation:

First round: Entries must be submitted by email at the latest on September 17th 2021 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 22th, 2021 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. Results are going to announced on October 1st, 2021 during the festival.

In order to participate, please adhere to the following steps:

ROUND ONE

Submit your photographs by email by September 17th, 2021 23:59 +3 GMT at the latest.

Fill the entry form available on the website www.212photographyistanbul.com

Complete the entry form*. Do not leave any requested information incomplete.

Select a minimum of 5, a maximum of 10 recent images from your work. Images should ideally be selected from 1 or 2 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, 1500 pixels at the longest dimension.

This application must be sent at the latest on September 17th, 2021 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.

ROUND TWO

10 selected participants will be evaluated by the jury. All participants of the second round will be informed of the results on September 22th, 2021 during the festival.