“Discover,” the photography competition held by Skylife, the magazine of Turkish Airlines, the airline that flies to more countries than any other and brings the in-flight magazine to every corner of the world, came to an end on August 26. The record-breaking participation meant that thousands of photographs were sent from every corner of the world.
This year, the 3rd International Skylife Photography Contest, organized by Turkish Airlines, ended with record participation. The contest, entitled “Discovery,” generated a great deal of interest in the photography world and was a focal point in the press throughout the year. Amateur and professional photographers from many different parts of the world joined the contest, which saw a total of 12,000 photographs submitted. The submitted photographs were collected via closed circuit on the website of the Photographic Arts Federation of Turkey (TFSF). The photographs remained undisclosed until they were presented to the international jury, consisting of five professional photographers. The jury, which determined the finalists out of thousands of photographs, comprised the president of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP), Riccardo Busi; the president of the Global Photographic Union (GPU), Emmanouil Metzakis; artist photographer Yadid Levy; and İzzet Keribar and Ercan Akçay from Turkey. Photographs that received three positive votes in an open ballotjoined to the final competition. Those that were deemed suitable for display were added to a list. The top three photographs made it to the final, and the judges held a secret ballot to determine the winner. The
International Skylife Photography Contest award ceremony will be held at the Zorlu Performing Arts Center.