The 27th Young Communicators Competition

The 27th Young Communicators Competition organized by the Aydın Doğan Foundation to contribute to the raising of qualified media employees and executives for the undergraduate students of the Communication Faculties of universities has concluded. The Award Ceremony for the competition took place at Bilgi University’s Santral İstanbul Campus with the cooperation of the university.

1,903 students from the Faculty of Communication of 40 universities competed with 925 artworks in Written, Visual, Audio, Advertisement, Public Relations and Online Publishing categories, and the Selection Committees deemed 62 projects of 105 students from 20 universities worthy of the award.

Hanzade Doğan Boyner: “Qualified news will not lose its value!”
Hanzade Doğan Boyner, the President of the Aydın Doğan Foundation, gave a speech during the introductory segment of the award ceremony, emphasizing that communication was changing and transforming in step with the high-paced changes witnessed throughout the world. Hanzade Doğan Boyner stated that, “As the Aydın Doğan Foundation, we feel responsible for managing Turkey’s most important communication brands; therefore, we have been organizing the Young Communicators Award for the past 27 years. In order to raise the right communicators for the media, we are there for the students through their schooling and support them in applying what they have learned at school in the field. The most important message I would like to relay to these young communicators is that they should not forget the core values of communication, and that they be fair and true. As long as you have these values in your heart, both you and Turkey will win in the long run.”

Will journalism rise from its ashes?
A panel with the title “Will journalism rise from its ashes?” was organized before the Award Ceremony of the 27th Young Communicators Competition. The panel was moderated by Journalist/Writer Cüneyt Özdemir and attended by Journalist/Writer Ezgi Başaran and Hürriyet’s Coordinator for Sub-Publications, Çınar Oskay.

Excitement in the air during the Award Ceremony of the 27th Young Communicators Competition
Undergraduate students participated in the competition with the projects they completed in the 2014-2015 academic year and Doğan Media Group executives, presidents and university deans, journalists, academicians and competing students, attended the award ceremony of the competition. The attendees included Aydın Doğan, the Founder and Honorary President of the Aydın Doğan Foundation; Hanzade Doğan Boyner, the President of the Aydın Doğan Foundation and Doğan Online Board of Directors; Candan Fetvacı, the Executive Director of the Aydın Doğan Foundation; Yahya Üzdiyen, the Chief Executive Officer of Doğan Holding; Barış Tünay, the Managing Director of Kanal D; Fikret Ercan, Hürriyet Newspaper’s Publishing Director; Sedat Ergin, Hürriyet Newspaper’s Executive Editor; Cem Erciyes, the Executive Editor of Radikal Newspaper; Altan Öymen, Radikal Newspaper Writer; Turgay Olcayto, the Chairman of the Turkish Journalists Association; Prof. Dr. Mehmet Durman, the President of İstanbul Bilgi University; Prof. Dr. Halil Nalçaoğu, the Dean of the Faculty of Communication of İstanbul Bilgi University; Prof. Dr. M. Cemali Dinçer, the President of Yaşar University and Prof. Dr. Şahin Karasarı, the Vice President of Maltepe University and the Dean of the Faculty of Communication.

After the awards of 2015 were handed to their recipients, the ceremony ended with Aydın Doğan, the Founder and Honorary President of the Aydın Doğan Foundation and the Honorary President of Doğan Holding, presenting the deans of communication faculties with certificates for their priceless contribution in raising the award-winning students.

The 27th Young Communicators Competition Results

First Place Award:
the Aydın Doğan Foundation Award Statuette, a cash prize of 1,000 TL and 500 TL valued Hepsiburada.Com Gift voucher

Second Place Award:
The Aydın Doğan Foundation Award Statuette, a cash prize of 200 TL and 300 TL valued D&R Gift voucher

Third Place Award:
The Aydın Doğan Foundation Award Statuette, a cash prize of 150 TL and 200 TL valued D&R Gift voucher

Advertisement Campaign Award:
A cash prize of 1,500 TL and 500 TL valued Hepsiburada.Com gift voucher

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Gaziantep University Faculty of Communication
Giresun University Tirebolu Faculty of Communication
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İnönü University Faculty of Communication
İstanbul Arel University Faculty of Communication
İstanbul Aydın University Faculty of Communication
İstanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Communication
İstanbul Ticaret University Faculty of Communication
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İzmir Ekonomi University Faculty of Communication
Kadir Has University Faculty of Communication
Karadeniz Teknik University Faculty of Communication
Kastamonu University Faculty of Communication
Kırgızistan-Türkiye Manas University Faculty of Communication
Kocaeli University Faculty of Communication
Maltepe University Faculty of Communication
Marmara University Faculty of Communication
Mersin University Faculty of Communication
Ondokuz Mayıs University Faculty of Communication
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Selçuk University Faculty of Communication
Uşak University Faculty of Communication
Yaşar University Faculty of Communication
Yeditepe University Faculty of Communication