His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum honoured this year’s winners of the prestigious Hamdan International Photography Award (HIPA), themed ‘The Moment 2017-2018’ at the Dubai Opera. HIPA’s Seventh Season of the competition attracted over 300 thousand photographers from all around the world.
The biggest surprise of this season was the launch of video submissions for the new ‘Time-lapse’ category, which targets a new segment of the creative community. Other categories include The Moment, Portfolio, General (Black& White, Colour) and three special awards – Photography Appreciation Award ($20,000), The Photography Content Creator Award ($15,000), Emerging Person/Organisation in Photography Award ($10,000).
H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum established the prestigious ‘Hamdan International Photography Award’, which demonstrates the commitment of Dubai to encouraging and supporting art, culture and innovation. HIPA nurtures national talent which will in turn attract international art and cultural attention. The Award highlights how Dubai is fast developing into one of the most artistically conscious and established cities in the world.
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) March 13, 2018