The winners of the contest will be announced today, September 1st. The photo contest is being sponsored by Fujifilm and Grand Stores.
Mohammed Hisham, the Vice President of the Union said, “The number and standards of the entries is very promising, which made the task of the Judging Committee rather difficult.”
Mohammed Hisham said that the Judging Committee has taken into consideration several aspects when judging the entry photographs, including the level of creativity and expression. He added, “The winners will be officially announced on 1st September. The 1st Prize winner will get the opportunity to attend ‘Photokina 2004’ in Cologne, Germany besides a host of prizes such as digital cameras and gift vouchers for winners under other categories.”
“The Dubai Press Club is committed to providing a support system for the media in UAE including photography which is considered one of the most important branches of media.” said Hassa-Al-Rasheed, External Media Relations Coordinator, Dubai Press Club. She pointed out that organizing such contests and events would help promote the Arab Union of Photographers not only within UAE but also regionally.
The Judging Committee of the contest included Dr. Ali Qassim, Media Expert; Mohammed Yousef, President of UAE Photographers Association; Waleed Qadoura, Head of Photography Department at Al Bayan; Nael Kameel, Head of Photography Department at Image Arts and Fuji; Isam Shamam from Al Khaleej Newspaper and Anja Schwerin, Photography Expert.
The 1st Prize Winner of the competition will be provided the ‘Photokina 2004 Package’, by Grand Stores and Fujifilm which includes an airline ticket to Cologne, Germany for Photokina, the leading exhibition for the photography industry, entry ticket to Photokina plus five days hotel accommodation.
The 2nd Prize is the popular Fuji Finepix F 700 Digital Camera. The 3rd Prize is a Fuji Finepix A210 Digital Camera. Grand Stores offers a Special Prize of a Fuji Finepix S 3000 Digital Camera for the best Entry using Fujifilm Paper. Grand Stores is also offering at all its outlets a 50% off on the printing charges for the entries. Additionally, the winning entries will be displayed at one of the prestigious malls and hotel.
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