Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashed Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA), Streets of the World and their partners (Dubai Culture, KHDA, Dubai Chamber, Meraas, Philips, Canon and Globally Connected Companies) organizing the world’s largest outdoor photo exhibition on the banks of the Dubai Creek in Dubai from 20th January 2019 to 5th April 2019 . Accompanying this exhibition is a photo competition in the spirit of the Streets of the World project by Jeroen Swolfs ( who photographed street life in a positive way around the world.

The theme of the Streets of the World Photo Competition is ‘Connecting Humanity’ which is the theme of Streets of the World project but also what has made Dubai into the flourishing city it is today. In this competition it is all about the human factor in this achievement.


There are two categories for photographers to join:

  1. The ‘Soul of Dubai’ category
  2. The ‘Spirit of Trade’ category


For both categories 2 prizes can be won, first and second place. All prize winning photos will be displayed as part of the Streets of the World exhibition in Dubai on location at Al Seef. All prize winners will receive a brand new products from Canon as well.

In the entries for the ‘Soul of Dubai’ category we want to see the real soul of Dubai, Dubai is not only high skyscrapers and sand. We want to see the people of Dubai; we want to see ‘Connecting Humanity’.

Entries for the ‘Spirit of Trade’ category can only be photos about business between people in the Dubai Creek area where the city once started.

The Streets of the World Photo Competition entry date is 5th of December 2018. Closing of the entry period will be on the 19th of December 2018.

The exhibition of Streets of the World in Dubai will be opened on the 20th of January 2019 the prize winners will collect their prize in a special ceremony and the prize winning photos will be revealed at Al Seef.




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