Professional photographers, designers and academics consisting of Tijen Erol Yakup, Mehmet Ali Serak, Asst. Prof. Dr. Ediz Tuncel, Mustafa Müezzinoğlu, Mustafa Ersenal and Asst. Prof. Dr. Erdoğan Ergün took place as members in the competition jury that chaired by Kadir Kaba. Organized by University of Kyrenia Foundation, the award ceremony for ‘Mavi’ Photography Competition and the opening ceremony for exhibition was realized with great participation at the Campus of University of Kyrenia.
Great Interest in the Award Ceremony and the Opening of the Exhibition…
According to the press info released by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of the University of Kyrenia, the award ceremony and the opening of the exhibition was realized with intense participation at the university campus. Photographs taken by 40 photographers, who made it to the finals among 109 contestants, were displayed at the exhibition. TRNC Health Minister Faiz Sucuoğlu, Near East University Founding Rector Dr. Suat İ. Günsel and many art enthusiasts participated in the exhibition.
Kadir Kaba: “I would like to extend my appreciations to the University of Kyrenia for reminding us that blue reflects peace, creativity and serenity”.
Mutlu Soykurt: “We feel the extreme happiness of bringing photography lovers together in our campus which is surrounded by all shades of blue”.
Faiz Sucuoğlu: “The University of Kyrenia provides contribution to the society not only by ensuring quality education but also by realizing embracing activities regarding art; this is extremely important”.
Participation certificates and awards were presented….
The prize winner contestants, who made it to the finals among 109 contestants and 509 photographs, were awarded. Barış Taşlı, the first prize winner of the competition, received his award from the hands of the Health Minister Faiz Sucuoğlu. Erkan Çeliker, the second prize winner, and Ahmet Çetintaş, the third prize winner, were presented their awards by University of Kyrenia Acting Rector Prof. Dr. İlkay Salihoğlu. University of Kyrenia Foundation Director Mutlu Soykurt presented honorable mention awards to Ahmet Çetintaş, Yusuf Erkin Tayhani, and Ayşe Kocaismail. Contestants including Özgür Gökaşan, Kemal Borak, Yıltan Taşçı, Ebru Derviş, Fergun Ulual, Tevfik Ulual, Engin Arca, Ayten Erses, Mehmet Gökyiğit, Ayşe Gökyiğit, İzzetKöroğlu, Mustafa Evirgen, Süleyman Tüzün, Duyal Tüzün, Arif Miletli,
Deniz Gezmiş Yeşilada, Aybatur Yüzyıl, Aysel Karafistan, Cağın Çağaşan, and Ceren Gerçek were presented participation certificates by Jury Chairperson Kadir Saba.
Prof. Dr. İlkay Salihoğlu: As we promised during the opening ceremony of our campus, we will continue our embracing activities
Thanks plaques were presented to jury members for their contributions to the competition and the exhibition. Following the presentation of participation certificates to the finalist contestants, the award ceremony ended with a cocktail.