Your Story Photo Contest

The aim of this event is to inspire the creativity of photographers in Turkey and all over the world, as well as to provide a collaborative and educational environment. Entering Your Story Photo Contest gives you the freedom to express your most creative self and show your art.

Photographers submit their best photos to this one-of-a-kind gallery. The 50 best photos are shared in Your Story Online Gallery to inspire other photographers and will be published in the exhibition to be held in Istanbul.

The owner of the top 10 photos is also rewarded. The event continues with a Gala Dinner and you proudly hang your photos from the exhibition in the most beautiful corner of your studio.

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  1. Your Story Contest will be in both Digital and Print form. 50 Inspiring Photos Digitally In Istanbul will be displayed in print.
  2. Photographers who are eligible to be included in Your Story Gallery are obliged to submit their photos for publication in the details in the Rules section.
  3. Babies & Photographers Premium Members can participate in the contest for free with 1 photo. If you wish to send more photos, the fees listed below will apply.
  4. Photographers who are not Babies & Photographers Members can also participate in the competition with as many photos as they want.
  5. We are looking for the best MATERNITY, BIRTH, NEWBORN, FAMILY, BABY and CHILD photos. It’s time to show your creativity.
  6. Photos must be shared in the relevant categories.
  7. If a photo has been composited, all photos must belong to the same photographer. 3. Merging with photos from 3rd parties will disqualify you.
  8. Photos MUST NOT contain the participant’s name, logo or signature. The Jury will only see the caption shown with the photo during voting.
  9. Photos that violate copyright, trademark or other applicable law will be disqualified.
  10. The entrant must have a model release for any recognizable person in the submitted submissions and submit that release to Your Story upon request.
  1. Your Story Team evaluates the incoming candidate applications according to the criteria specified in the Details and determines 50 inspiring photos.
  2. Each Photograph will be judged by the Jury. The first 50 photos with the most votes will be published both digitally and in print. After the Exhibition, the prints can be taken home by the photographers who are their owners.

Application Dates and Fees:

  • Applications will be made until March 31, 2022, at 23:59.
  • The application fee is listed below.
  • The Photographer is responsible for printing the photos selected in Your Story Gallery and this is not included in the application price. Please see the information below to get information about the Contracted Printing company.
  • Participants will also have the option to send a printed version of their photos to them for a fee (in Turkey only).
  • Photographers attending the event can take their printed photos home after the gallery event is complete.
  • The 50 Finalist Images will be displayed at Your Story Gallery and will be voted in person by our Jury members prior to the Gallery Reception and the announcement of the winners.

Photo Upload Rules:

  • You should send your photos in Jpg, jpeg format, with a long side 1920px and a maximum size of 2mb.
  • Logo, Signature etc. on your photos. It should not be an expression that introduces you.
  • Jury members will evaluate your photos independently.
  • Name your photos as follows:
    • NameSurname_Category
    • For example, SerapSeker_yenidogan If you are participating with more than 1 photo in the same category, you can add the photo number.
    • For example SerapSeker_newborn_2
  • If you have any problems uploading photos, you can send an email to and ask for support

  • First, Second and Third Place will be awarded based on the highest rated photo for each category.
  • The winners will be published in Your Story Gallery; they will also be posted on the websites, blog posts and social media accounts provided by BPA and sponsors and receive a Digital Your Story award Badge.
  • BPA 1-Year Premium Membership will be awarded to the winner of the first 3 Photos.
  • A WordPress Website worth 500 USD will be given as a gift.

1- Prepare <strong><em>Your Photo</em></strong>

  • Whether you are a BPA Member or not, you can participate in the competition.
  • BPA Premium Members do not pay for their first photo.
  • You can participate in the competition by filling out the ‘Join the Contest’ form on this page.

2- <strong><em>Upload</em></strong>Your photos

  • You should send your photos in Jpg, jpeg format, with a long side 1920px and a maximum size of 2mb.
  • Information will be given for the printing of the winner and the photographs to be published in the exhibition. Printing fees are charged separately.

3- Wait for <strong><em>Results</em></strong>

  • Wait until the jury evaluates and rewards your photos.
  • The Your Story Inspiration Gallery is held once a year and 50 Photos are selected according to the determined categories.


  • The top 3 winners are awarded to each category.
  • The 50 winning photos will be published in the Inspiration Gallery
  • The 50 winning photographs will be published in the exhibition to be held in Istanbul.
  • The 3 photographers with the most votes win a 1-year BPA Premium Membership.
  • Winning photographers earn the BPA Inspirational Badge.
  • The 1st place winners of each category are given a WordPress Website worth 500 USD.

Your Story Participation Fees


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