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Winners of the Photo Contest were awarded

Winners of the photo contest on the theme of 'Culture and Life in Denizli', organized by Denizli Municipality were awarded. The award-winning works were exhibited at the exhibition, opened by Denizli Municipality at Turan Bahadır Exhibition Room.
Nihat Zeybekci Member of Parliament, Mayor Osman Zolan, Zeki Bulut Denizli Chief of Police, Atilla Ağırbaş President of DEFSAD, Ziya Tıkıroğlu former mayor and many art lovers attended the award ceremony and opening of exhibition.
Mayor Zolan in his speech stated that 1288 photos were evaluated by jury. I think the jury was difficult to make a choice. I would like to thank all participants for their works. We want to organize various contests on different themes in order to keep alive this art. I hope, that the next contest will be organized on international level.
Nihat Zeybekci thanked organizators of this contest. 'We should leave to the future a lot of photos about our past. I care about the art of photography. I'm very impressed when I see old photos, taken in the past. I hope, that these photos will be an extremely important information and documents for the protection of both physical and spiritual values. I also hope, that this contest will be organized on international level.'
Then Nihat Zeybekci, Osman Zolan, Atilla Ağırbaş, Ziya Tıkıroğlu and Zeki Bulut presented plaques and awards to winners. Contestants, who took the 1st place received 5000 TL, the 2nd - 3000 TL and 3rd - 2000 TL. In the meantime winners were awarded honorable mention in the amount of 500 TL. The Special Award of Denizli Municipality was 1000 TL; the Special Award of DEFSAD was 750 TL.
Then 44 photos were presented to art lovers.
According to results of photo contest organized by Denizli Municipality in collaboration with DEFSAD, Zeki Yavuzak from Aydın Province took the first place; Gürsel Egemen Ergin from Bursa took the 2nd place and Hatice Akyol from Aydın the 3rd place.
Honorable mention were given to Murat Tosun from Aydın and Kadir Gereli from Denizli. Special Award of Denizli Municipality have received Veli Aydoğdu from Denizli and Special Award of DEFSAD Refik Karacaoğlu from Aydın.