HIPA - Hamdan International Photography Award 2024

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HIPA - Hamdan International Photography Award 2024

HIPA - Hamdan International Photography Award 2024 now is over!

HIPA - Hamdan International Photography Award 2024: The HIPA - Hamdan International Photography Award continues its new season opening a new award building on a eight-year tradition of inspiring artistic and intellectual talents to propagate the true spirit of photography and highlight its crucial role in the creation of a culture, as well as giving recognition to innovators worldwide.

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After eight seasons of Hamdan International Photography Award and inspiring artistic and intellectual talents to propagate the true spirit of photography, as well as giving recognition to innovators worldwide, HIPA is ready to open its new call for entries for 2024.

The Hamdan International Photography Award (HIPA) is an international photography award, founded in 2011 under the patronage of crown prince of Dubai sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid bin Mohammed al Maktoum. The Award encourages photographers to share their craft and demonstrate excellence in what is now one of the most coveted Awards in the world.

This year, the main theme of the HIPA contest is SUSTAINABILITY.

Other categories are:

Sports Photography
Portfolio (Story-Telling)
General (Colour and Black & White)
Short Videos (For Social Media)

Sustainability is society’s ability to exist and develop without depleting all of the natural resources needed to live in the future. Photography is a powerful medium for raising awareness of such important issues and making a big impact to supporting sustainable developments.

How can one highlight the importance of this sustainable relationship between the present and the future? Here’s your chance to convey the delicate balance required to sustain our world through the creative lens of your camera.

This Thirteenth Season also presents our photography community a specialised, enthusiastic space for fans of sports excitement who are able to translate the feelings and emotions of competition and read its scenes with the required efficiency! Through the ‘Sports Photography’ category.

In addition, the new season opens up an exciting space for creatives in crafting short video tailored for social media platforms. These videos have had a profound impact on both public opinion and the global stage, surpassing the reach achieved by individual images or collections in their history. Do not miss the opportunity to entertain the audience and convey your creative and distinctive ideas.

For the eighth year in a row, the ‘Portfolio’ category continues to bring in great photographic works from photographers that have an awe-inspiring passion for visual story-telling.

The ‘General’ Category (Colour and Black & White) gives photographers the opportunity to soar to new heights of creativity without any restrictions in their path. HIPA’s appointed judging panel shall assess and determine the winning Photo(s)/Video(s).The results, prizes and the winners will be announced in a public ceremony.

Submission requirements:

Submitted Photo(s) must be in JPEG format, with high quality and resolution, of a minimum 5 MB in size, the minimum of the longest edge should be no less than 2000 pixel and the quality no less than 300dpi and to be suitable for publication.

In the Portfolio category, participants are required to submit 5 - 10 photographs telling one story.

In the Short Video category, the video must be in vertical format with a 9:16 aspect ratio, with a minimum resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD quality); meeting the criteria for compatibility with social media platforms.

Who may enter?

Participants in HIPA - Hamdan International Photography Award 2024 must be individuals aged eighteen (18) years or over at the time of the Submission(s).


The winners will receive cash prizes. The Special Awards for the Thirteenth Season are: ‘Photography Appreciation Award’, ‘Photography Content Creator Award’.

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