Brook Preloader


We are happy to announce the sixth edition of the International 212 Photography Competition

We are accepting photos taken at any time, any place, with any camera and in any context so now is your chance to show us your best so far!

All entries must be submitted via the form on our website by the deadline of September 8th 2024 at 23:59 +3 GMT. Please be sure to read the terms and conditions of entry to be sure that your submission conforms to them.

Competition entry fee is 20 euros for each entry and is non-refundable.

You can 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.
The 212 Photography Competition is a fully independent body, run by 212 Photography Istanbul and showcases the best up-and-coming talents of the year from the country, region and around the world. Our team administers the competition in order to call for the very best in photography.

However, the photography competition is only half of our story. While highlighting the art of photography 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.


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 competition is open to any photographers or artists 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.
Submit your photographs by September 8th, 2024 23:59 +3 GMT at the latest by fill the entry form available on the website. FILLING THE FORM:
  • Do not leave any mandatory information (*) incomplete.
  • Select a minimum of 5, a maximum of 10 images from your recent work.
  • Images should ideally be selected from 1 or 2 distinctive series.
  • You can either submit a single PDF file containing all your images OR a compressed ZIP file.
  • Your uploaded file must not exceed 20MB.
  • You will receive an email to the address you have provided in the form once your submission is received successfully.
  • Your PDF format submission must adhere to the following conditions:
    • In a single PDF file, your digital images in PNG or JPEG format must be 72 dpi, RGB, 1500 pixels at the longest dimension.
    • Your PDF file should be named as below: lastname_firstname_nameoftheseries.pdf
    • as an example
      • doe_jane_city.pdf
  • Your ZIP format submission must adhere to the following conditions:
    • In a single ZIP file, your digital images in PNG or JPEG format must be 72 dpi, RGB, 1500 pixels at the longest dimension.
    • Every image within your ZIP file should be named as below: lastname_firstname_nameoftheseries_01.jpg
    • as an example
      • for the 1st photo: doe_jane_city_01.jpg
      • for the 5th photo: doe_jane_city_05.jpg
      • for the 10th photo: doe_jane_nature_10.jpg
The competition consists of 2 rounds of evaluation:

FIRST ROUND: Entries must be submitted at the latest on September 8th 2024 23:59 +3 GMT (see details here). Following this first round, the festival committee will make an initial selection of 10 participants to deliver to the jury. By September 23th, 2024, 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. The winners are going to be announced on October 23th, 2024 at the start of the festival.

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.