'Are you aware?' Contest Winners Announced

are you aware of the winners of the contest?
are you aware of the winners of the contest?

"Are You Aware?", Developed in cooperation with İGA and Protect Your Garbage Foundation, aiming to raise awareness in the society about the effects of garbage on the environment and the importance of recycling. National Photography and Short Video Competition concluded.


"Are You Aware?" Realized with the support of İGA, which has been working within the framework of sustainable development principles, and with the support of the Protect the Garbage Foundation, which works for a garbage-free environment, and Büyük Efes Sanat. The awards of the National Photography and Short Video Competition found their owners.

In the competition, whose applications started on 23 December 2019, and there were two categories of photography and short video, the works were evaluated online due to the social isolation conditions in the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic process. As a result of the contest, Serkan Daldal, Belma Arslan and Oktay Subaşı, who ranked in the top three in the photography category, and Nilgün Yanık Emiroğlu, Itır Sevig and Hüseyin Opruklu, who were in the top three in the video category, were presented their awards.

Deputy Minister of Environment and Urbanization Dr. Mehmet Emin Birpınar, Psychologist Prof. Dr. Zuhal Baltaş, Photographer Gültekin Çizgigen, CNN Turkish Program Producer Güven İslamoğlu, İGA CEO Consultant Ülkü Özeren, İGA Corporate Communication Director Gökhan Şengül, and Owner of the Garbage Foundation Board Member Yasemin Vargı, comply with 480 photos and 10 videos. As a result of his online evaluation, 19 photographs and 7 videos were found worth exhibiting.

The winning works will make a sound on garbage and recycling issues

"Are You Aware?" Which draws attention to the fact that we consume our resources as if they are infinite, every piece of waste thrown into the environment remains in the nature for generations and it is in everyone's hands to reverse this situation. The contest attracts the attention of the masses by sharing the works worth exhibiting in various communication channels.

Emphasizing that the works participating in the contest contain creative messages, Emrah Bilge, General Manager of Protect Your Trash Foundation said: “This challenging period, which makes us think more about our effects on the environment, is the time to think about the importance of reducing trash and throwing trash in the right place rather than the environment. "Are you aware?" Thanks to this, we aimed to make people think about where the rubbish we throw away without thinking, what effects it has on nature and our own health. The works included in the contest included important messages on this subject. Now is the time to reach them to larger audiences and contribute to their awareness. You will be able to see them frequently in the coming period. ” Bilge added that they hoped that the online evaluation system, which was developed by noting that crowded meetings and events could not be held for a long time, would be a model.

Target “Zero Waste”

İGA CEO Consultant Ülkü Özeren stated that İGA, which continues its operations in line with sustainable development principles at Istanbul Airport, which is a global hub with its operational success, is also prominent with the activities it carries out on environmental and sustainability issues., While emphasizing waste mapping in the direction of using resources more efficiently, he underlined that the amount of waste can be reduced as a result of these studies.

Özeren, "Are You Aware?" Emphasizing that the National Photography and Short Video Competition points to an important environmental problem, he stated the following: “Our world is going through a process that we can never predict. The Covid-19 pandemic, which the world has given a tough test, reminded us of the importance of many issues. In this process where we closed our homes and our consumption habits changed, the environment and nature also took on a completely different face. As IGA, we have once again seen the importance of our 'Zero Waste' target set at Istanbul Airport. We are happy that the competition, which we carry out in cooperation with the Protect Your Trash Foundation, contributes to this goal. We hope that the environmental awareness of our society will increase thanks to this competition. ”



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