Digital cameras and cash prizes are up for grabs in the eighth Oztan Ozata Photography Competition, for which entries will be accepted until Saturday, February 20.
Up to three entries may be submitted for Free Theme colour, Free Theme monochrome and Nature (colour or black and white) categories.
Entrants must be over 15 and may join the competition by paying a 15TL donation to the Kemal Saraçoğlu Foundation for Children with Leukaemia and the Fight Against Cancer.
They must also pay an additional 50TL all-categories entry fee.
Prizes include a Canon EOS 700D for the winner of the colour category and a Canon EOS 1200D for the Nature category winner and “special award” cash prizes of between 1,000TL and 1,500TL.
Entries will become the property of Ozatay Photographers and the proceeds of sales from the exhibition will be equally divided between the photographer and the Kemal Saraçoğlu Foundation.
The competition is held annually by the Ozatay family in memory of photographer and journalist Oztan Ozatay, who died of cancer in June 2006.
Mr Özatay set up five photography studios which are now run by his daughter and two sons.
The memorial competition was the brainchild of his award-winning photographer daughter, Buket Ozatay.
Entries will be judged by a local and Turkish jury in March before selected pictures are exhibited at the capital’s Atatürk Cultural Centre in early April.
Amateur or professional photographers may obtain full details of conditions on the Oztan Ozatay Facebook page or by phoning 0392 223 8968 or 0533 868 9990.
By Anne Canalp for Cyprus Today