The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) has announced the categories for its tenth season of competition, which will be themed, ‘Humanity’.
The competition’s tenth edition will once again contain four main categories with ‘Humanity’ serving as the main theme, along with both ‘General’ (Colour / Black & White) category and ‘Portfolio’ category. Rounding off HIPA’s categories will be a new category, ‘Architectural Photography’. The 10th session will be open from November 1, 2020 until 31 January 2021, on the official website www.hipa.ae.
The Secretary General of HIPA, Ali bin Thalith said: “The severity of the challenges that the world has faced since the beginning of this year has led our ideas to bias towards “humanity” due to the greater value and need for it. These challenges cancelled the distances between peoples and inspired humanity that the humanity of the situation and the idea has become more imperative than ever before. Moreover, the arts must play its role with full force in achieving the civilisational priorities of peoples, and humanity is among the most important of those priorities. This category gives photographers an important opportunity to live with the pulse of international changes and translate it with their artistic personality. We also remind everyone of the grand prize of $ 120,000, which is an open prize whereby the judges can now choose the winning photo of the grand prize from any of the categories presented”