International 212 Istanbul Photography Festival

Deadline: 20 September 2020
Open to: any photographer or artist using the photographic medium on a regular basis
Benefits: a grand prize of 5000 EUR


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. The team administers a series of photography prizes that call for the very best in 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. The aim is to transform the competition into a cultural and artistic tradition that comes out of Istanbul.


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.



5000 EUR 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.

How to apply?

To apply, please fill out the entry form.

For more information, please visit the official web page.