2016 Photograph Competition WinnersArchive


The winning artists of Iktisatbank’s photographic competition of “Historical Texture in Cyprus” were presented with their awards at an award ceremony held on the 16th of December at 16:30 at the Head Office’s Mesarya Exhibition and Conference Centre.

During a brief speech prior to the presentation of prizes and opening of the exhibition, General Manager Olgun Önal thanked all participants who submitted their artwork to the exhibition. General Manager Önal stated; this is the 4th time Iktisatbank has held the photographic competition and the response received from the community is a concrete indication of the principles of photo sharing and the importance of bringing together these photographic artists who are proud to show off their works whilst collectively contributing to the heritage of Cyprus.

The works that received awards and also earned a space in the exhibition were determined by the appraisal board consisting of; Tevfik İleri, Veysi Soyer, Buket Özatay, Ahmet Kasımoğlu and Hasan Berkut. The appraisal board evaluated 156 photographs submitted by 39 photographers. The evaluation was made taking into consideration; the content, originality, technical excellence, composition, effect and artistic expression. 30 works were found to be worthy of exhibition.

Saydam Soy with “Cornos Bay” was awarded 1st place,
Mehmetali Karahasan with “Corekler” was awarded 2nd place,
Halil Irkım with “Arabahmet Tasları” was awarded 3rd place.

In addition Mehmet Tatlısesli with “Girne Kalesi” was awarded the special prize by the Jury.

1. Saydam Soy “Cornos Bay”

2. Mehmetali Karahasan “Çörekler”

3. Halil Irkım “Arabahmet Taşları”
Published Date : 19.12.2016