Dear photographer friends ;
Due to our national elections in 30th March 2014 in Turkey, we will make the jury meeting in the and of April. Please follow us / 13 - 03 - 2014

Applications are finished. Thanks to All Contesters & Photo Lovers. Please follow our blog for the updates... / 22 - 02 - 2014

Due to the soo many phone - e-mail & personal visit requests; Istanbul Taksim Metro Station Art Gallery 2012 Exhibition we are extending the deadline to the 20th of February 2014.

Dear photographer friends. Istanbul Photo Contest 2012 - IPC winner photos exhibition will be held in Taksim Metro Station Art Gallery between 2-7 December 2013. If you want to participate the exhibition's opening ceremony; Please send us an e-mail.

Istanbul Photo Contest 2013 Officially Started.

Good luck to all photographers that will participate this year. / 25 - 07 - 2013

The deadline to the 20th of December 2013

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Dear Photo Lovers.
Applications for Istanbul Photo Contest 2012 contest have ended.
Our jury and organizational work continue. At the end of December, we will publish the results of the contest on our website.

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Istanbul Photo Contest 2011 Exhibition

Dear photo lovers; IPC 2011 photographs will be exhibit to the visitor in the spring time in Istanbul. The reason of this decision is; The photographers( local & foreigner ) that wants to see our exhibition sending us e-mail asking to change the time for the spring period..Thanks a lot for your supports.. We also would like to announce that istanbul photo contest 2012 applications will start in the summer of 2012. Please follow us..

Istanbul Photo Contest Team proudly presents the contest winners of 2011. We thank all the contesters and our supporters. This year Ara GULER honoured us in the Jury. Thanks a lot for all the jury members for their volunteer works. Our exhibition will be in Taksim Metro Station in the 1st months of 2012. We will keep you noticed. Next year we will continue our contest. Soon in Paris Istanbul Contest previour year photos will be exhibited in Anatolian Institute. Without taking any financial support from the government and municipality; we will continue our path. If you want to make any project about Istanbul, Turkey, Photography & Turkish Arts; please let us know. / 01 - 12 - 2011

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Istanbul in the eyes of Foreigners.. - Yabanci Seyyahlar Gozuyle istanbul 2011
We have planned the concept of Istanbul Photo Contest 2011 and will start receiving photos from the 15th of March until the 01st of november. We want to inform that projects are continuing and we are looking for volunteer people to participate in our project. For detailed information about this subject. Please follow our Blog Page.

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For our 2009 contest; we received 1117 photos with 213 photographer from 40 countries. Italy has joined with 34 photographer. Following italy with 26 contester comes Russia and after that France with 20 contester. Thanks to all contesters and volunteers who supported our non profit - volunteer project in 2009.
Istanbul Photo Contest 2008 Winner Photos ;
Istanbul Photo Contest Gala evening in 1001 Cisterns ;

elcome to the web page of Istanbul Photo Contest 2010. “LES ARTS TURCS” marks its 12 years of cultural mission and for this reason  we would like to celebrate by giving foreign photographers the opportunity to capture the importance of the historical peninsula & modern Istanbul. The photo competition is designed to encourage foreign photographers of all skill levels to submit photos that visually express how the whole city has undertaken the mission of all activities during the candidacy of Istanbul: 2010 European Capital of Culture.

The first draft and theme ideas of the contest have already been shared with our friends living abroad through e-mails and online announcements. In our first contest on 2008 ;finished with 950 photos from 37 countries with 195 photographer.
The main target of this contest is;  living Istanbul with its historical and touristical locations by focusing on the historical city walls including mosques, museums, bridges, towers, churches, synagogues, sufi lodge, cisterns, palaces, people, cats, parks, fountains, baths, grand bazaar, spice market, shopping centers, authentic Turkish cuisine, boutique hotels, handcrafts and shops, artists, carpet sellers , 24 hours living streets etc.

In “LES ARTS TURCS”, we desire to see our country’s excellences through the eyes of foreigners by adding the historical peninsula to the Istanbul Photograph Collection. We invite all foreign friends to enter this contest. We believe that photography is a universal concept and a photo is "Worth a Thousand Words" and aim to prove that you will represent your feelings not by hundreds of word but in a single shot. This is a project with volunteer spirit from all over the world. Please JOIN US..

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