The Selection Committee has determined the Winners of the Photo Contest themed “Turkish Cypriot National Struggle” that organized by Cyprus Turkish National History Museum and Considered 190 Photos Eligible to be exhibited

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Added On: 25 February 2019, Monday, 14:13
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The Selection Committee has determined the Winners of the Photo Contest themed “Turkish Cypriot National Struggle” that organized by Cyprus Turkish National History Museum and Considered 190 Photos Eligible to be exhibited

Cyprus Turkish National History Museum, which carries out activities within the body of the Near East University Education Foundation, has organized a photography contest themed on Turkish Cypriot National Struggle. The photographs submitted for the contest have been assessed by the Selection Committee and 190 photos have been considered eligible to be displayed at the exhibition titled “Turkish Cypriots National Struggle through Photos”. The Selection Committee has also determined the winners of the photo contest.

The Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University released that the photographs deemed eligible for the photo contest would be exhibited at İrfan Günsel Congress Center on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. The winners of the photography contest will be announced during the opening ceremony of the exhibition. The participants whose photos considered eligible for the contest but not eligible for prize will be presented a Participation Certification. The participants that contested in the old photographs category will be presented a Certificate of Honor provided that their photographs are accepted by the Cyprus Turkish National History Museum.

Jury’s Special Award will be given…
The second category of the contest is a prize competition. The photographs presented for the contest have been assessed by the Selection Committee that determined by the Board of the Cyprus Turkish National Museum.. Photographs ranking the top three will be awarded. The first-placed photograph will be awarded with 3000Tl, the second-placed one will be awarded with 2000Tl and the third-placed one will be awarded with 1000Tl. The Selection Committee will also determine three contestants for honorable mention award and one contestant for jury’s special award. The names of the winners will be released during the opening ceremony of the exhibition.

Hundreds of Photos have been submitted for the contest…
Contestants have submitted hundreds of photos for the second category which is a prize competition featuring newly taken photos depicting places such as old military positions, trenches, historical places, old buildings and streets, tools and equipment specific to the national struggle years. As a result of the assessments of the Selection Committee, 95 photographs including the winning ones have been considered eligible for the exhibition. The Selection Committee have also selected 95 photos among the ones submitted for the first category of the contest which features old photos taken during the years of the national struggle. Thus a total of 190 photographs will be displayed at the exhibition titled “Turkish Cypriots National Struggle through Photographs”.

Photographs to be displayed at the Exhibition have been determined by the Selection Committee Consisting of 5 Members…
The Selection Committee of the photo contest themed “Cyprus Turkish National Struggle”, which is consisted of the members including Professor Ali Efdal Özkul, the Founding President of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Turkish National History Museum, Hikmet Uluçam, Photograph Artist and Graphic Designer, Mehmet Gökyiğit, Chairman of FODER (Turkish Cypriot Photography Association), Gazi Yüksel, NEU Faculty Member and Photograph Artist, and Musa Kayra, Illustrator and Photograph Artist, have determined the photographs to be displayed at the exhibition to be opened on Tuesday March 5, 2019.

A bridge between the past and future will be established…
The Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Founding President of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Turkish National History Museum, Professor Ali Efdal Özkul stated that the photographs depicting the Turkish Cypriot people’s struggle for existence and freedom for years would be a key and light for the new generations. “The young generations need to know their past and history well before setting out to explore the future. The photographs to be exhibited at the exhibition are very unique and valuable. I firmly believe that these photos depicting our national struggle will serve as a bridge between the past and the future. The Cyprus Turkish National History Museum, which will open its doors to visitors in 2020, adopts it as its fundamental mission to preserve and convey this cultural and national heritage to young generations” noted he.

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