Who can participate in the competition?

We encourage all individuals from all over the world to participate.

I am a previous winner with HIPA, am I eligible to participate in this competition?

Yes, you are.

What are the fees involved in the competition?

There are no fees whatsoever and the competition is completely free of cost.

What are the categories of the award?

This contest include two categories – Our Hospitality and our Heritage

How many pictures can submit?

You can submit two photographs per category available.

How do I submit photos for the competition?

You can submit photos through the official DWHC website www.dwhc.ae or through the official HIPA website www.hipa.ae

How can I register for the competition?

Registration is available through the official DWHC website or through the HIPA website ; all rules must be read and accepted before registration.

How do I know that my photos have been submitted successfully?

After successfully uploading any photo(s), you will receive a confirmation email.

I have not received a confirmation e-mail, why is that?

Please check your spam or Junk mail folders for any emails from HIPA, and make sure to add noreply@hipa.ae to your e-mail safe list.

What are the prizes?

Under each category we will have three winners 1st, 2nd and 3rd

Can I participate with a photo that has previously won a HIPA award/competition?

No, you cannot participate with any photo(s) that has already won in past competitions.

Can I participate with a photograph that has been shared on a social media channel such as Facebook, Instagram, etc.?

Yes, that is possible.

Do I have to submit photos taken with a digital camera?

No, you can participate with pictures taken with digital or analogue cameras, but submission must be done digitally online, so film photographs would have to be scanned by the participant before submission.

Can I delete or replace photos that have already been uploaded?

Yes, you can deletion and/or replacement the photographs.

I do if I am unable to upload my photo(s)?

You should double-check that your photo(s) meet all requirements for submission. The photograph size must be greater than 2 MB and the format needs to be in ‘.jpg’ or ‘.jpeg’ only.

Can I use Photoshop or any other photo-editing software to edit my photo(s)? And what are the limits?

Yes, but it should not affect the authentication of the photo.

Are panoramic photograph(s) accepted?

Yes, they are.

Can I submit photograph(s) that have been taken before 2014?

No, Not allowed

Can I submit black and white photograph(s)?

Yes, that is possible.

Can I upload the same photograph in more than one category?

No, that is not allowed.


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