Fotograf Yarışmalar


Konya Governorship

Konya Culture & Tourism Directorate

11th International Photography Competition



There are two digital sections of 11th International Photography Salon of Konya Culture & Tourism Directorate:

            A – RELIGIONS IN THE WORLD (Color % B/W) PID Color

            B – STAIRS (Color or B&W) PID Color


            Human beings always needed and believed to a power to trust and felt themselves in confidence under that power. During the centuries, fire, water, sun, mountains, totems gave to people a spiritual support. Today, communities are still looking for trust under different believings. We want to see different and colorful views of these differences.

We are waiting most fascinating images according to the Mevlana Jalal-ud-Din Rumi’s principles which suggest not to see beauty but to see loveliness and his thought about loveliness can take with soul, love and faith. In the sentence of big philosopher Mevlana, which he told the tolarate, "Come, come again, whoever you are, come! Heathen, fire worshipper or idolatrous, come! Come even if you broke your penitence a hundred times, Ours is the portal of hope, come as you are."

In 2011, we want to collect different traditions of all believings in the world with all details; temples, curches, mosques, totems, religional symbols, patterns, religional ceremonies, religional festivals, traditions, praying forms, religional vows, religion men, prayings, religional musics, dances... Everything belong to religion



            Life is just a  staircase. Sometimes we stumble, sometimes take a step back and sometimes we  climb the stairs with devotion and patience for success. These stairs, no matter how different their names are, guide our lives in one way or another. We look forward to receiveng photographs of these stairs from yourselves that are sumbols of ups and downs through our lives, Essentials of our social lives, architectural and natural environment.


·         Participation in the competition is open to all photography lovers, either amateur or professional. Members of the organizing committee, jury members and PAFT representatives and their next of kin may not participate in the competition.


·         Participation is free of charge.


·         In total, there are 2 categories in the competition. Entries are limited to not more than 4 images per section, category, or class. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section.


·          The participating photos must be in JPG format, 300 dpi resolutions, the maximum size in horizontal must 3840 pixels, in vertical size 2160 maximum 2MB file size. Therefore, attention should be paid to the resolution settings should be saved in JPG format with the highest quality recording option. The photographs that are not complying these rules will be eliminated.



·        Each photograph must have a title.


·        Contestants may use any traditional or modern photographic techniques.

·         Photographs prepared for all categories should be sent via internet. No printed photos or those saved on a CD/DVD will be admitted.

·        In order to participate in the competition, authors must register in the system by filling the "Competition Registration Form" in the "Registration" section at After the member registration, the photo upload process should be done by selecting "Konya Culture & Tourism Directorate 11th International Photo Salon" from the "Active Competitions" section. Authors who have participated in the competition and accepted photographs are deemed to have accepted all the conditions of the competition.Participants must approve the competition regulations on by checking the approval box upon registration. By checking the approval box, participants hereby agree to the contest rules.

·         In the event that photographs sent to the competition via internet encounter errors arising from the system or the user, please submit the error to, who will attempt to solve the issue as soon as possible. This address shall be used only for technical support purposes, and photographs submitted to this address will not be considered submissions to the competition.

·         The competition results will be announced on the websites: and; additionally, all participants will be notified of the results by e-mail.


·         The photographs that win awards in the competition and the other photographs presented as part of the exhibit will be broadcast on the website: Furthermore, the award-winning photographs, honorable mentions, and photos receiving special awards will be published on the website, as well as broadcast on TFSF’s social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter); the TFSF Almanac publication will devote pages to our organization in 2018.


·         Participants assume all liability for all legal issue that may arise from works submitted to the competition.


·         Every participant declares that the work belongs to him / her and that all permissions were obtained for the photograph he / she has sent. In the case that any of the winning participants acts in contradiction to this declaration, his / her award, title and all acquisitions he / she has achieved from the competition will be rescinded.

·         Those who have submitted works have received the necessary permission on their own behalf, and declare that they accept full personal responsibility to undertake all disputes that may arise. Konya Culture & Tourism Directorate is not to be held responsible for any disputes that arise in this regard.


·         All rights of using the works shall belong to Konya Culture & Tourism Directorate and the work owner. Winning photographs may be used by award granter Konya Culture & Tourism Directorate for noncommercial purposes including reporting, advertisement, and in social responsibility projects both in printed material and digital media. Participants whose photos are used in this manner hereby agree that they will have no other rights or copyrights regarding their photos except those pertinent to the award granted to them for their photo in the competition and that they will have no further claims thereto.

·        Article 13 sanctions listed in the “TFSF U/UA Competition Regulatory Standards Directive” will be applied to participants who are found in violation of the rules.;

Participants who are found to be in violation of the rules will be stripped of all awards, titles, or any other associated winnings. The award will be cancelled; the space will be left empty. This situation does not legitimize additional rights to the other participants. If the award has been granted, it must be returned.


·         Rights and eligibility of those able to participate are based on the decisions of TFSF and by the FIAP red list.


·         Prior to the jury’s assessment, the TFSF restrictions list, alongside the FIAP Red List will be utilized to identify participants of the competition who are to be eliminated.


·         By the sole act of submitting his / her images or files to a salon under FIAP Patronage, the entrant accepts without exception and with no objection the following terms: that the submitted images can be investigated by FIAP to establish if these obey to FIAP regulations and definitions even if the entrant is not a member of FIAP, that FIAP will use any means at its disposal for this undertaking, that any refusal to cooperate with FIAP or any refusal to submit the original files as captured by the camera, or failure to provide sufficient evidence, will be sanctioned by FIAP, that in case of sanctions following the non-compliance with FIAP regulations, the name of the entrant will be released in any form useful to inform  the breaches of the rules. It is recommended to leave the EXIF data in the submitted files intact in order to ease eventual investigations.

·         Konya Culture & Tourism Directorate may request the original files of the winners of the photography competition, and other photos included in the exhibition.


·         TFSF accepts no liability for possible problems that may arise from the installation of the works.


·         Specifications not specified or potential conflicts in TFSF U/UA Competition Regulatory Standards Directive with Konya Culture & Tourism Directorate and Board of TFSF decisions are valid. 


·         A copy of FIAP 5* Printed catalog will be send to all participants, to FIAP, TFSF, ICS, PSA, IAAP, PAFT, to all member clubs of PAFT and to M. Emin Tan Photography Library including awarded and accepted photographs after judging.


·         Photographs will be judged using ULTRA HD 4K 3840x2160 pixel resolution 55 inch TVs in a room than can be all dark.





FIAP Gold Medal, FIAP Silver Medal, FIAP Bronze Medal

FIAP Mentions ( 6 )

FIAP Best Author Award (Will be given to the aotuhor who has maximum award and acceptances total in two categories.)

PSA Gold Medal, PSA Silver Medal, PSA Bronze Medal

PSA Mentions ( 6 )

SİLLE SANAT SARAYI Gold Medal, Silver Medal, Bronze Medal

SİLLE SANAT SARAYI Mentions (6 Pieces)

ICS Best Author Award (Will be given to the author who has maximum award and acceptances total in two categories from Konya.)

ICS Gold Medal, Silver Medal, Bronze Medal

ICS Mention (3 Pieces)

IAAP Gold Medal, Silver Medal, Bronze Medal

IAAP Mention ( 6 Pieces)

Konya Culture & Tourism Directorate Special Award

TFSF Special Award (Just for one categori)

UFSD Special Award

UFSD Mentions (6 PİECES)





Closing Date

11th November 2017 at 23.55 /Turkish Time)

Jury Meeting

18 – 19 November 2017

Result Notification

25th November 2017

Award Ceremony and Exhibition:

09th December 2017

Post of Catalogs

February 2018









Abdüssettar YARAR

Director of Konya Cultur & Tourism Department


Ahmet SEL

Anadolu Ajansı Visual News Editorial





Hon.fnpas, Hon. FNAPSL






AFIAP, ESFIAP,  Hon. SSS, Hon. IVAF, Hon. FBPS, Hon. FBSPA, HoN. FICS, Hon. FPI, Hon. EFMPA, Hon. NAP, Hon. FSWAN,  Hon. GİFSAD, Hon. MOF, Hon. SİVSAD, Hon: SUPC, AOK, Hon. Sureti Alem



    Judging will commence with at least three jury members present.

TFSF/PAFT Onay No      : TFSF/PAFT 2017-069

FIAP Onay No                : FIAP 2017-???





TFSF representative: Halil İbrahim TUTAK








Vice Director of Konya Culture & Tourism



TFSF Representative will be involved in the competition process.








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