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  • Hope will be the main theme of the season.
  • The Grand Prize (USD $120,000) will be chosen from any category available this season, and not only from the main theme.
  • Last day of participation will be on 31 October 2018 at 11:59 pm (UAE local time)
  • There are THREE Special Awards for the eighth Season and they are; ‘The Photography Appreciation Award’, ‘The Photography Content Creator Award’ and the ‘Emerging Person/Organisation in Photography Award’.
  • Other categories are; General, Portfolio and the Aerial Photography (Video).
  • The General Category will have two sub categories “Colour” and “ Black and White”
  • Participants are allowed to submit a Black and White Photograph in all categories except the ‘General – Colour’ sub category.
  • Submitted Photo(s) must be in JPEG format, with high quality and resolution, of a minimum 5 MB in size, the minimum of the longest edge should be no less than 2000 pixel and the quality no less than 300dpi to be suitable for publication.
  • Participants are requested to submit the raw/original camera files at the same time of submitting their photographs.
  • Finalists in the ‘Aerial Photography (Video)’ category will be required to provide sample photographic/video material to prove the authenticity of their submissions.
  • In the Portfolio category, participants are required to submit 5-10 photographs of the same subject matter as part of their submission.

Additional Rules for the Aerial Video Category (Drone)

  • Video submissions for this category MUST be taken by a drone or any other automatic aircraft.
  • Videos from any aerial platform will also be accepted.
  • Submissions must be a minimum three minutes long and a maximum of five minutes in overall length. Each submission must have a minimum of 30 seconds in aerial footage.
  • Only one entry per participant will be accepted
  • Minimum accepted quality of video submissions will be FULL HD, 4K submissions are also accepted.
  • Participants must ensure that all submitted information is authentic and all content within their submissions is original.
  • Submissions with watermarks and/or logos will not be accepted.
  • Providing any false information regarding the submission will result in disqualification.
  • Participants must agree that the content uploaded, published or transmitted does not violate, intentionally or unintentionally any applicable local, state, national or international law or any regulations or laws having the force of law where the participant resides including but not limited to any laws or regulations relating to security and privacy.
  • Participants must agree to respect privacy and not publish content of people without their prior consent.
  • Participants must declare that they, to the best of their knowledge, do not infringe any secrecy agreement copyright or any other rights of third parties in their submissions.
  • By submitting videos entries, participants must agree that their submissions are their own captured media. Participants must also verify that they flew the drone legally to capture the content within the submission. HIPA reserves the right to remove any image or video that it believes displays a violation of airspace laws.





Hope 2018-2019

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