National Geographic Abu Dhabi has launched the 7th edition of its high-profile “Moments” photography competition. For the fourth year running, “Moments” will partner with Almarai.
This year’s edition is expected to attract a huge participation, as the format has been expanded. Last year the contest saw the introduction of smartphone photography entries.
This year it features a number of firsts:
- A new “Youth” category open for participants aged 17 and under.
- A “Photo-documentary” category for storytellers, showcasing “Celebrations” moments in two to six pictures and a maximum of 600-word description.
- A “People’s Choice Award,” where voters across the Middle East will select an entry from the short-listed entries on the official competition website.
The photography competition will run until the end of May, and all entries will be submitted to a panel of judges. This year’s “Single Image” and “Photo-documentary” prizes will consist of an all-expenses-paid National Geographic 11-day photography expeditions to Cuba, along with $7,500 photography hampers, courtesy of Nikon. Two winners will also receive tickets and travel to the awards ceremony. The Youth Grand Prix and People’s Choice prizes will consist of a certificate to each winner, as well as a $2,000 photography hamper, also courtesy of Nikon, and a $500 National Geographic hamper, respectively.