HIPA to Award Merit Medals to Finalist Photographers
Gearing up for its main event on 16 March, the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award is set to present 20 merit medals to the finalists of the Life in Colour themed contest. These special recognition awards will be announced right after the HIPA awards ceremony.
Commenting on the new awards, the Secretary General of HIPA, His Excellency Ali bin Thalith said, “The 20 merit medals that we are set to give out, are a testament to the quality of photographs submitted in our fourth season of competition Life in Colour. Many final shortlisted photographs for this season were of such a high caliber that the HIPA board felt that they must be recognized in some way, and hence the concept of the Merit Medals was unanimously agreed upon. We hope to build on the quality of submissions we have had this season with more quality photographs in the coming seasons of HIPA.”Tags: Ali Bin Thalith, Finalists, HIPA, Life in Colour, Merit Awards, photography