The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Internation Photography Award (HIPA) is making history in inspiring, awarding and recognizing different pro or non-pro photographers all over the world to share its message of photographic excellence.
The four categories for the fifth season of competition have a special appeal to each and every single one of us, as they will no doubt touch on subject matters which will relate to a large portion of photographers or individual all around the world.
Many things around the world can make you and me happy; from having a chance again to wake-up in the morning, a simple gift, traveling different places, saying Hi and Hello to your love ones, sharing happy stories from your friends, to be love by some one, somebody like you status on your facebook and more reasons that make this us happy. As humans we feel a variety of emotions, but one of the most amazing and warm-warming emotions that we can feel is being happy. So in the fifth season competition of HIPA they challenge photographers to go out, with their camera lenses and bring the joy of the world we live by means of photography. In the firth season of the competition, the contest theme will be "HAPPINESS".
Every Season HIPA set to encourage photographers to explore the world we live through their photography, in this season the categories will be the Happiness category, the return of the General category, the Wildlife category is a set in stone for those who enjoy adventure, and finally the Father and Son category for inspiring a good relationship and bond for parents with their children.
FIFTH SEASON CATEGORIES 2015-2016
On any given day, as humans we feel a variety of emotions, but one of the most beautiful and heart-warming emotions we can feel, is happiness. This eternal search for happiness has inspired humankind to embark, not only on incredible life journeys, but experience great life moments. It takes a keen photographer’s eye to capture these secret moments of happiness.
A category for the adventurer at heart, wildlife photography captures all creatures great and small roaming free within their natural habitat. Photographers are invited to take us on a journey of discovery into the wild, and intrigue us with a rare insight into life within the animal kingdom.
FATHER AND SON
No bond compares to the bonds we have within our families; and no bond is greater than that which we share with our parents. We invite photographers to celebrate and capture what’s at the heart of the relationship a father holds with his son. A son has a unique relationship with his father, constantly aspiring to grow and be nurtured under his wing, to one day step out into the world and be the man he always saw, when he looked into his father’s eyes; Truly the makings of an awe-inspiring photograph.
A category as broad as ‘General’ can be mistaken for lacking inspiration for a photographer, but for a true artist it’s all the direction they need. A photographer sees great compositions around every corner, whether it be walking down the street, driving a car, enjoying lunch in a restaurant, or just relaxing at home. It’s for this very reason that photographer’s best friend will always be their beloved camera; because you never know when inspiration will strike you next.
THE SPECIAL AWARDS
PHOTOGRAPHY APPRECIATION AWARD (Personal, Group or Team Award)*
There are many passionate people within the photography industry who are dedicated and relentless in their pursuit for excellence. These people offer their services and expertise without expecting a return on their efforts and therefore form a vital part of the photographic community.
The ‘Photography Appreciation Award’ is a special category for a person or group who has shown long-standing commitment to enhancing the art of photography. By awarding the recipient, HIPA hopes to give back a small amount of the respect and appreciation they deserve.
PHOTOGRAPHIC RESEARCH/REPORT AWARD*
Research requires an unprecedented commitment of time and effort towards a particular field of study. It is invaluable in helping mankind create the future and advance knowledge and capabilities.
The Hamdan International Photography Award aims to enhance the ever-developing research field within photography by introducing the ‘Photographic Research/Report Award’.
The Award will celebrate research that reflects excellence in the field of photography. This strengthens the strategic goal of the award, which to develop the art of photography for the entire photographic community.
*Participants may enter these two special awards by invitation only.
GRAND PRIZE: $120,000
FATHER AND SON CATEGORY
|Photography appreciation award (Personal, Group or Team Award)||$20,000|
|Photographic Research/Report Award||$25,000|
GRAND TOTAL: $400,000***
What a very amazing and very challangeing cash prize for all winners in the 5th Season of HIPA.
Submission of entries is already open March 21, 2015 and will be close on December 21st 2015 (Midnight)
CHECK THIS LINK HAPPINESS PHOTO CONTEST RULES
SO HURRY GUYS GET YOUR LENSES AND BE PART OF THIS PRESTIGIOUS PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD
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HIPA PHOTO EXHIBIT AND PRESSCON FOR THE HIPA FIFTH SEASON: HAPPINESS at SM Aura Taguig City.