Turkish Embassy Launches Its Second Photo Contest on Instagram

Vaşington Büyükelçiliği 01.11.2012

The Turkish Embassy in Washington is inviting travelers to join its second “Picture Turkey” contest on the photo-sharing site Instagram.


The contest, which will run from November 1 to December 31, 2012, is an opportunity for visitors and residents to show all the many aspects of Turkish culture, history and geography they experienced while in the country.


The theme for the Embassy’s Fall Instagram contest will be “Turkish Landscapes”. Turkey, a peninsula located at the crossroads of Asia and Europe and surrounded by the waters of the Mediterranean, Aegean, and Black Sea, features a wide range of climates and natural attractions including beautiful beaches, fascinating thermal regions, volcanic formations, untouched greenery and mountain views, all in peaceful co-existence with the historic heritage of the country.


Whether they are enjoying the panoramic view of the Bosphorus in Istanbul; visiting Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient cities in the Mediterranean; touring the natural trails of Cappadocia or hiking to the top of Mount Nemrut in Eastern Turkey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, visitors can submit photos that best capture the extraordinary landscapes of Turkey.  


All citizens of Turkey and the U.S. are eligible to participate in the “Picture Turkey” contest.


Entering is easy:

·         Follow @turkishembassydc on Instagram

·         Upload your photos of the “Turkish Landscapes” with the hashtag #PictureTurkey and let us know where the picture was taken in your caption

The submissions will be judged based on three criteria:

1.  How visually appealing is the Instagram photo?
2.  How well does the Instagram photo represent Turkey?
3.  How well does the Instagram photo follow the theme?

The Embassy will announce the winner on its official Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages in January 2013. The winning photo will be enlarged and displayed at the Turkish Embassy for a month, after which it will be sent to the winner.

Please see the attached document to get the official rules, terms and conditions to enter the contest.

For questions regarding participation in the Picture Turkey contest, please email yagmur.cosar@mfa.gov.tr .


Related Documents

Official rules, terms and conditions for Picture Turkey contest


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