SLF Instagram contest to encourage photography
11/02/2014 5:45 am EDT

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As part of its efforts to celebrate the Sharjah Light Festival 2014 and encourage people’s participation, the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has invited spectators and visitors to the Emirate to participate in the Instagram Photography Contest. People can share their best memories of the spectacular festival of lights and colours being hosted at 12 locations across the Emirate. Both video and still image entries are welcome on Instagram.

Launched in collaboration with the Emirates Photography Society, the SLF competition started on February 6 at 7.30pm and will continue until 3.00pm on 13 February. The winning entries of three photographs and one video will be selected by an expert panel of judges. The winners will receive cash prizes of up to AED 5,000 and their contributions will be showcased on SCTDA’s official social media channels.

The Sharjah Light Festival has established itself as a prominent international festival in the region and attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year. The festival turns the spotlight on Sharjah’s celebrated Islamic architectural legacy and heritage and tells the Emirate’s story using art and cutting edge lighting technology.

The SCTDA Instagram Contest is aimed at encouraging photography enthusiasts and local artists to explore the Sharjah Light Festival, being hosted by the Authority for the fourth year, and the 12 iconic buildings and landmarks that the event showcases.

The Sharjah Light Festival this year celebrates the theme of the Capital of Islamic Culture 2014 with the help of internationally acclaimed artists who use a fusion of art and technology to highlight the brilliance of the Emirate’s Islamic architecture and cultural identity.

For more information please contact:
Aiman Kirmani
Account executive
Four Communications
Tel: +971 2 447 2774
Fax: +971 2 447 2074

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