By Heidi Trautmann
It is done again. The
winners in the photography competition have been announced together with the
awards they have been given by the Jury.
Buket Özatay, first rate
photographer with many international awards,
has together with her brother again organised one of the most successful
and high quality competitions. Only recently she was awarded by the Photography
Association in Nicosia South, and had her private exhibition together with Tijen
Erol Yakub with extremely beautiful photos, which are, I would say with one
But back to the present
photo competition which she has organised now for the seventh year: The jury
had met at the Golden Tulip Hotel and the results were announced there to the
press. Twelve awards were available donated by associations, banks and
companies, by the Jury even: The Öztan Özatay Foundation, the Kemal Saraçoğlu
Cancer Foundation, the TRNC Ministry of Economy, Tourism, Culture and Sports;
Gönyeli Municipality, Denktaş Foundation, Turkish Iş Bank, Alpet Petrol, Derya
Boutique, Nicosia Municipality.
Now the winners: Lisani
Otağ, Faik Iraz (2 awards), Emel Sefer, Inanç Tekgüç, Gülçan Arkoy, Altuğ Galipö
Özgür Gökaşan, Hasan Bağlar (2 awards), Gökhan Saymaz, Tevfik Ulal.
The exhibition of the winner
photos and the photos that were selected for exhibition will be on February 10
– 19 at the Atatürk Cultural Centre. Viewing times are at official office
I will attend the opening
and will bring back my impressions for you to see.