The open call for the 2014 Young Photographers Award is now available. The deadline for the 2014 Young Photographers Award is May 15, 11:59 PM. The application (in Turkish) may be downloaded here. To read the open call in Turkish, please see here.
About The Young Photographers Award
The Young Photographers Award is given annually since 2010 by Haluk Soykan to encourage and support undergraduate students of photography in Turkey. Administered by The American Turkish Society, it is made possible by a grant from Young Photographers Award Fund established by Haluk Soykan at Turkish Philanthropy Funds. In previous years, instead of an open call, photography department heads of select universities in Turkey nominated two students to participate in the Young Photographers Award. Starting in 2014, in order to give an opportunity to a wider range of Turkish photography talent, The Young Photographers Award will be administered through the format of an open call. The winner of The Young Photographers Award will be determined through a rigorous selection process, be the recipient of a $5,000 award, and have his/her submitted photography exhibited at Elipsis Gallery in Istanbul in Fall 2014. Two Honorable Mentions will also be selected, and each will be the recipient of a $2,500 award, in addition to having their submitted photography exhibited at Elipsis Gallery in Istanbul in Fall 2014. The awards are used to cover the recipients’ tuition and/or photography equipment purchases. Please see below for more information about the application and selection processes.
The application procedure and criteria are as follows:
- The applicant must be a student currently enrolled in a photography or art department at a university in Turkey. Students who are enrolled in departments other than photography or art are not eligible to apply.
- The application deadline is May 15, 11:59 PM, Istanbul time, and the online application form is available here.
- The application package requires the following two documents:
- A completed application form
- A copy of an official university transcript
The two required documents must be sent together in a single email to email@example.com for an application to be considered as complete.
The winners will be selected by John Goodman from the U.S. and Sinem Yoruk, founder/director of Elipsis Gallery, through a two-stage selection process. The first stage will be through an electronic application procedure described above, and the second stage will be through the submission of physical photo prints. Shortlisted candidates who pass the digital selection stage and advance to the second stage will be notified in early June. All candidates who advance to the second round of selection will be asked to submit the additional following materials via postal mail: high-quality physical copies of their electronically submitted portfolio of photography to be sent to Elipsis Gallery and an official transcript that bears a university seal to The American Turkish Society. The works of all candidates who advance to the second stage of selection will be exhibited at the venue sponsor, Elipsis Gallery in Fall 2014. The final winner and honorable mentions will be announced on August 15.