The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) has concluded the July edition of the Instagram Photo Contest themed ‘Summer’. Five winners were announced for the competition, which received submissions under the hashtag #HIPAContest_Summer. The contest winners hailed from; United Arab Emirates, Indonesia and Iran.
HIPA Secretary General, Ali bin Thalith said, “Summer is one of the most visually distinct seasons in terms of the nature of fun activities and hobbies that most peoples share. Summer photos are dominated by joy, and this is a positive and required thing after the long closures that most of the world's population have suffered from, and we note that the joy of summer is not complete without the presence of water in one way or another, and these elements together attract the lens to capture creative works capable of competing and attracting attention. Congratulations as always to our talented winners, and we look forward to even more of our community getting involved in next month’s competition”.
The Emirati Winner Salem Sarhan Al Sawafi @3s_photographer from United Arab Emirates, said, “I took the photo on my father's farm, where my brothers and I were in an empty area far from the hustle and bustle of the city, so I came up with the idea of shooting with drones while we played the ball in the soap court, which is characterized by summer colors that fit the theme of the competition.
I previously won many competitions such as the Sheikh Zayed Mosque competition and the Khalifa International Award for Dates and Palms. I aspire to be one of the best photographers in the Emirates and the world and to raise the flag of my country high in international forums. I thank HIPA for its continuous support of photographers, which is one of the most popular competitions that a photographer wants to win because it makes the photographer known more among photographers”.
The Indonesian winner, MUHAMMAD ABDUL MUJIB @ferdychoky said, “Photo taken in Kelingking Beach, Nusa Penida Island, Bali, October 2019, while on a trip with some friends to discover the beauty of Indonesia. This photo proved that my country is more than beautiful, the aesthetic proof through photography is amazing and I am proud that I was born here.
I previously won a local competition on social media, but winning on HIPA was my biggest achievement and it was a very amazing surprise because I knew I am winner on the night of Eid Al-Adha and this cannot be explained in words.
I love photography of landscapes because I can see God's great creativity in them, so I will continue to learn more about photography and will capture everything that can show how wonderful God's creation on earth is. I think this achievement will help increase followers on Instagram and get more presence and business opportunities for the photographer".
|3s_photographer||Salem Sarhan Al Sawafi||UAE|
|ferdychoky||MUHAMMAD ABDUL MUJIB||Indonesia|