HIPA announces August winners of its Instagram Photo Contest

Dated: 23 Sep 2019

 

The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) has concluded the August edition of the Instagram Photo Contest themed ‘Harvest’. Ten winners were announced for the competition which received submissions under the hashtag #HIPAContest_Harvest. The contest winners hailed from; Turkey, Indonesia, and Bangladesh. August’s ‘People’s Choice Award’ winner will receive a brand new CANON EOS M50, courtesy of CANON Middle East.

HIPA Secretary General, His Excellency Ali bin Thalith said, “Harvest is a human ritual that has withstood the tests of time. It is a ritual known to all humankind and varies from one civilization to another. However, at the intersection of all these rituals you will find joy and beauty and the source of great imagery to be captured by the creative lens of a photographer.  Each of our winning photos bear a unique visual blueprint in style and detail. As always, we congratulate all our winners and encourage our community to continue participating.”

August’s winner of the ‘People’s Choice Award’ was Orhan Tanhan @orhan_tanhan from Turkey and he said, “I took the picture in Nazilli town of Aydın province. I was with my friend 'Hakan' and his son as we toured a strawberry field. The shot came at the right moment when his son reached out to catch the strawberry fruit. I have tried the feeling of winning before but it is my first time on social media, I shared the feeling of winning with my friend and son and this was great. I hope through winning to get closer to the photography communities.

The Palestinian winner, Ayesh Mohammed Haroon @ayeshharoon said, “The photo was taken in the Gaza Strip in Palestine, where the traditional olive harvest season sees family members gathering in favourable social rituals. This is my second win as a photographer. I aspire to share and spread ancient Palestinian traditions through photography, because I believe that photography is a cultural bridge connecting the countries of the world."

Full list of winners:

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Name

Country

orhan_tanhan

Orhan Tanhan

Turkey

seyit_konyali

Seyit KONYALI

Turkey

mineevrenertugrul

Mine Ertugrul

Turkey

gulinx

Gulin Yigiter

Turkey

fdilekuyar

Fikret Dilek Uyarni

Turkey

burakturk1907

Burak Turk

Turkey

bernaylaa

Berna Nalçacı

Turkey

ayeshharoon

Ayesh Mohammed Haroon

Palestine

grwj69

Giri Wijayanto

Indonesia

tanveer.rohan

Md Tanveer Rohan

Bangladesh

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