HIPA Announces the Categories for its Eighth Season


The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) recently revealed the categories for its eighth season of competition. This year, the theme is Hope. Additionally, there is the General and Portfolio category, as well as a new video category—Aerial Photography.

“In our previous season of competition, we noticed the positive feedback received as a result of the Time-lapse category. Therefore, we wished to continue this momentum for the coming season by once again offering a video category for photographers to showcase their skills. The Aerial Photography category is a bold move for HIPA, but we believe that it falls right in line with current modern shifts in the industry, with the prevalence of aerial and drone photography and videography. We would also like to announce that once again, the Grand Prize Award for this coming season will be USD $120,000. The Grand Prize winning photograph will not be limited to submissions in the main category ‘Hope’, but will be awarded to any submission that takes part in the season’s competition,” the Secretary General of HIPA, His Excellency Ali bin Thalith had said.  The last day for submissions is 31 October.

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