“The most beautiful winter in the world for photography” recorded 2,863 participants from 89 countries

  • The turnout and the diversity of the participations reflect the position of the UAE as an attractive international tourist destination.

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The “Most Beautiful Winter in the World” competition, organized by the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award, in cooperation with the Media Office of the Government of the UAE, and in conjunction with the “The Most Beautiful Winter in the World” campaign, announced the closure of the door for the participation of both the public and professional photographers. In preparation for announcing the winners of its prizes for the most prominent works and participations that captured the most beautiful natural, tourist, recreational and heritage landmarks of the Emirates.

Just one month after its launch, on December 20, 2021, the competition registered 2,863 entries;

From 2,176 participants from 89 countries, all of them celebrated in creative ways and qualitative shots the beauty of the UAE's winter, its diverse terrain, its activities, its rich culture and the values ​​of its tolerant and open society, which embraces more than 200 nationalities living in harmony and harmony.

The competition received qualitative entries in the “single image” category, available to the general public, which includes five topics: desert, sea, mountain, valleys, and the Emirates from above, in addition to specialized entries in the “photo file” category dedicated to professional photographers within four topics: The Emirates in your eyes, the Emirates wilderness, faces from the Emirates, and street life from the Emirates.

The Secretary-General of the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award, Ali Khalifa bin Thalith, said: "The level of turnout and diversity in the outstanding creative entries recorded by the (The Most Beautiful Winter in the World) competition for photography from 89 countries;

In just one month, they reflect the leading position of the UAE as an attractive global tourist destination, and a destination for those looking for inspiration and capturing the most beautiful features of nature and human interaction in its diverse society keen on the values ​​of communication, dialogue and tolerance.

The topic “The Emirates in Your Eyes” came first in terms of the number of photos participating in the competition with 679 photos, followed by “Street Life from the Emirates” with 476 photos, and “Wildness of the Emirates” with 434 photos.

As for the “One Picture” category, the topic “Mountains” was topped with 266 posts, followed by the “Desert” topic with 265 posts, and “The Sea” with 262 posts.

The UAE topped the number of participants with 428 participants, followed by India with 424 participants as well, Iran with 118 participants, the Philippines with 112 participants, Russia with 74 participants, and Egypt with 71 participants.

• The subject of “The Emirates in Your Eyes” is the first in terms of the number of participating photos, with 679 photos.

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