As a field of production within the economy, crafts reflect the cultural values of a society through the diversity they offer and a common language of expression. Evolving around a master-apprentice relationship and passed down from generation to generation, crafts are built upon artisanship and hard work as well as on training. It is a field which contributes not only to the economy but also to the common culture that shapes a society. In this context, the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey’s International Photography Contest “Economy and Crafts” aims to support the photographic arts and photography artists, to strengthen national and international communication channels, to underscore the importance of crafts via the art of photography, and to raise and expand at the international level people’s awareness about universal diversity through a focus on crafts in different societies.
The contest has a single section in the digital category: color or black-white photographs.
• Participation in the contest is free.
• The contest is open to all amateur and professional photographers who have completed 18 years of age by the deadline for application, with the exception of members of the Jury, the TFSF Representative, members of the Organizing Committee, and the Contest Secretariat.
• Each entrant can participate in the contest with a maximum of 4 (four) digital color or black- white photographs. Although any technique is allowed, those images that are created by using only computer software or those that do not have any photographic content will not be accepted.
First Prize FIAP Gold Medal + TRY 20,000.
Second Prize FIAP Silver Medal + TRY 15,000
Third Prize FIAP Bronze Medal + TRY 10,000.
FIAP Mention (10) TRY 2,500.
CBRT Special Prize (to be given to a photograph taken in Turkey) TRY 2,500.
FIAP Best Photographer Award: (To be awarded to the photographer whose works receive the highest recognition (award + exhibition) in total.) Exhibition (Max 60 photographs): TRY 500.