The overaching theme for this session will be ‘Creating the Future’. This is a powerful and evocative subject matter which can be interpreted in many ways. From the moment we are born we embark on a journey where the future is continually being created. Whether we are creating the future for ourselves, or for future generations, the endless possibilities and desire to forge tomorrow is a universal pursuit of mankind, whatever the culture.

HIPA is looking forward to receiving entries from all over the world which capture the inspirational nature of the theme.

STREET LIFE

To feel the energy, the character and the culture of a nation then getting out in the streets is the fastest way to experience this.

The reality of street life is a candid mirror to the world we live in – it can reflect society, capture split-second personal moments or chart history by documenting the buildings, people and details of an era.

This category allows the photographer free rein to express themselves and the world we live in. The work of Henri Cartier Bresson, Robert Frank and Paul Strand all recorded street life in varied and inspirational ways. This year HIPA too looks forward to receiving a selection of entries which offer captivating perspectives of street life in thought provoking ways.


CREATING THE FUTURE

The overaching theme for this session will be ‘Creating the Future’. This is a powerful and evocative subject matter which can be interpreted in many ways. From the moment we are born we embark on a journey where the future is continually being created. Whether we are creating the future for ourselves, or for future generations, the endless possibilities and desire to forge tomorrow is a universal pursuit of mankind, whatever the culture.

HIPA is looking forward to receiving entries from all over the world which capture the inspirational nature of the theme.


GENERAL

This category offers photographers the opportunity to express their creativity in their own way. The category offers participants the chance to portray whatever they find inspires them as long as they adhere to the criteria and regulations of the Award.

HIPA is searching for some outstanding pieces of work that inspire and perfectly exemplify the creative process.

This category literally embraces any subject matter and encourages photographers to submit entries that are truly outstanding, reflecting the excellence of the HIPA Award.

Please note that black and white photographs will not be accepted for the General Category as there is a Black and White category especially set aside for this.

Black and White

In the early days of photography, photographers had no choice but to shoot in black and white, as it was the only available medium. Then, in the early twentieth century colour photography made its debut to the world. But black and white photography didn’t die off, instead it flourished.

Indeed, the term ‘Black and White’ just doesn’t do this area of photography true justice. Images are not just starkly black and white but instead a subtle graduation of tones of grey or sepia. The wonderful thing about black and white photography is that it generates a feeling of nostalgia that is sometimes unmatched by coloured photography.

Black and white images require strong accomplished graphic compositions and expert use of light which demands photographic skills at their finest. We especially wanted to retain this category in the 3rd session because of inspiring entries in previous sessions which were truly amazing.


Special Awards

PHOTOGRAPHY APPRECIATION AWARD (PERSONAL, GROUP OR TEAM AWARD)*

There are many passionate people within the photography industry who are dedicated and relentless in their pursuit for excellence. These people offer their services and expertise without expecting a return on their efforts and therefore form a vital part of the photographic community.

The ‘Photography Appreciation Award’ is a special category for a person or group who has shown long-standing commitment to enhancing the art of photography. By awarding the recipient, HIPA hopes to give back a small amount of the respect and appreciation they deserve.


PHOTOGRAPHIC RESEARCH/REPORT AWARD*

Research requires an unprecedented commitment of time and effort towards a particular field of study. It is invaluable in helping mankind create the future and advance knowledge and capabilities.
The Hamdan International Photography Award aims to enhance the ever-developing research field within photography by introducing the ‘Photographic Research/Report Award’.
The Award will celebrate research that reflects excellence in the field of photography. This strengthens the strategic goal of the award, which to develop the art of photography for the entire photographic community.


*Participants may enter these two special awards by invitation only.

GrandPrize 120000

Grand
GENERAL
Colour
1st 14,000
2nd 10,000
3rd 6,000
Black and White
1st 16,000
2nd 10,000
3rd 8,000
STREET LIFE
1st 16,000
2nd 10,000
3rd 8,000
CREATING THE FUTURE
1st 20,000
2nd 16,000
3rd 12,000

GrandTotal 389000

Grand

All the Prize money will be in US Dollars

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Special Award Winners