Istanbul Photo Contest 2008

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Welcome to the web page of Istanbul Photo Contest 2008. “LES ARTS TURCS” marks its 10 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 of Istanbul. The photo competition is designed to encourage foreign photographers of all skill levels to submit photos that visually express how the old istanbul peninsula (Tarihi Yarimada) 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.

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.


Accepted photos must be sent to us digital in a cd file formatted to at least 300 dpi.

Please attach a 6 number code to the right bottom of the cd with your names on it.
for example: ( john Howard – 123456).

An individual may submit maximum 5 photographs.

The completed entry form (all information requested must be provided) needs to be mailed in a separate envelope along with entries in main envelope and mailed to, “ LES ARTS TURCS ” Incili Çavus Sok. No: 37 Kat: 3 Alemdar Mah. 34400 Sultanahmet – ISTANBUL/ TURKEY by cargo or by hand.

Please add a label marked “Customs Free” on your cargo envelope.

The entries not awarded will not be shipped back.

Official web site:

photo competition


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