The winners of this year’s photography contest will be announced later this year, following a short-listing process by a judging team, comprising Hussam R Abdulqader, CMO of Almarai and Mohammad Muheisen, a National Geographic photographer.
National Geographic Abu Dhabi (NGAD) and Almarai have announced the grand prize for the adult and kids categories of the 9th edition of “Moments”, an annual regional photography competition.
The grand prize winner will have his/her photograph printed in the National Geographic magazine Arabic edition. Additionally, the winner will be awarded a 10-day expedition worth $10,000 along the Danube river. The winners will be mentored by National Geographic expert photographers, and will receive photography equipment worth $5,000.
The grand prize for the kids’ category, which includes children aged 13-17, will include a $5,000 professional photographic toolkit.
Commenting on his experience and National Geographic exploration trip, last year’s winner Mohammad Mahdy said: “The “Moments” competition was a great experience for me at so many levels. The exploration trip to Cuba was one of the best learning journeys and one that I will never forget. Being able to closely watch and learn from some of the greatest Nat Geo photographers is a dream for someone like me who is just starting out in their career. I wish the best of luck to this year’s participants and look forward to hearing about this year’s winner’s Danube exploration trip”.
The winners of this year’s photography contest will be announced later this year, following a short-listing process by this year’s judging team, comprising Hussam R Abdulqader, CMO of Almarai and Mohammad Muheisen, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner and National Geographic photographer.
“Moments” is one of the largest photography competitions in the region, which attracted over 200,000 entries overall since its launch. Held under the theme of “Souqs of the Middle East”, the 2019 “Moments” edition captured the diversity and stories of markets from around the Arab world, which have been at the heart of the region’s culture and history.