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‘Date Palm in the Eyes of the World’ competition picks winners


1st place: Habib Alzadjali

Shamila Jamaluddin, Staff Reporter

ABU DHABI: The winners of the International Photography Competition “Date Palm in the Eyes of the World” 2019 at its tenth session was announced on Monday.

Prof. Abdelouahhab Zaid, Secretary General of KIADPAI, ((Khalifa International Award for Date palm and Agricultural Innovation)in a press statement announced that the tenth session of the photography competition was marked by the participation of 258 photographers representing twenty two countries around the world, with 862 of the most beautiful pictures depicting the date palm tree.

The first place was won by photographer, Habib Alzadjali, the second and third goes to Qabil Ghawas and Salem Alsawafi hailing from GCC countries. The first winner gets Dhs20,000, the second winner gets Dhs15,000 and the third receives Dhs10,000 respectively.

In addition the winners get a trophy and a certificate of appreciation. All participants are awarded an electronic Certificate of Participation from the Award. The winners can compete only after three years. Moreover, the participation for the eleventh session International Photography Competition “Date Palm in the Eyes of the World” 2020 will be open from 1.6.2019 to 31,12 2019. Results will be announced during February 2020. The winner will be informed by e-mail to continue with administrative procedures.

The competition “The Date Palm in the Eyes of the World” is organized by KIADPAI in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi International Photography Association, under the patronage of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Award.

Photographers from around the world are invited to participate in this competition their main focus being only in the date palm tree in all its dimensions, products, tools, conditions and derivatives. A specialist technical committee will judge the contested photos and sort out the results and announce the winners name.

The competition is entitled for all photographers above the age of sixteen from around the world. Entries are limited to not more than four images in one section (DATE PALM TREE — Color or Monochrome).

The features that are covered by the competition includes date palm tree in its whole or parts and in different seasons, fruits of date palm trees could be either ripe dates, dried dates or unripe ones.

The third feature includes heritage-industries and handicrafts which depends on the date palm parts such as palm leaves, fronds and branches while the fourth includes people and its close relation with the date palm tree.

The main objectives of the competition are being engaging with the art of photographing as a tool to develop the public awareness to the importance of date palm. Creating a space to exchange experiences among world photographers, exposing the touristic, environmental and heritage capabilities of the date palm tree through the photograph, finally encouraging the link between man land and agriculture.

Approval of the participating works:

Participating works will be accepted via email.

Combined works or those with added features will not be accepted, such as time and date of shooting and the signature of the photographer.

Photos transferred to black and white are accepted or modifi¬ed by editing programs provided that there is no change in colors or contrast of the photo.

Participating photos should not been published before or participated in other competitions and the Award management has the right to reject or withdraw the prize if it proves so.

Photos must be shot by the photographer himself or herself.

Photos shot by cell phones (mobiles) will not be accepted.

Decision of the International jury is final and review is not accepted or its decision cannot be appealed. The Award management is entitled to reject any participating photo that does not meet the terms and objectives and the competition is not oblige to give any justi-fications.

The participant has no right to withdraw the participating works from the competition as long as he submitted them.

10-Photos must be shot by the photographer, must be in high resolution should be submitted in jpg formal only.

Contestant must create an account and upload the photos through the website www.datepalmphotos.com.