The competitors was launched on behalf of H E Mohammed al Zubair to recognise talent in visual arts in Oman and award captivating photography in the area.
The Al Zubair Photography Competition will grant 1 of the largest prize packages ever awarded for a photography competitors in Oman and the GCC. Three winners will be chosen, with RO4,000 awarded for the winner, RO2,000 for the initial runner-up, and RO1,000 for the second runner-up.
H E Mohammad al Zubair’s skilled photography has earned him several awards and numerous published photobooks devoted to capturing the beauty of Oman.
Describing his inspiration and reasoning behind the launch of the competitors, H E Zubair mentioned, “This competition was created to recognise and award photographers dedicated to refining their craft and showcasing a unique perspective. It’s a chance for them to channel their artistic outlook by telling a visually compelling story through a single still photograph. This competition also serves as an opportunity for us to showcase the power of the medium in telling Oman’s story.”
The competitors will discover the theme of architecture in Oman.
Submissions can be produced on the competitors web site, www.alzubairphotography.com, from January 23 to March 31. The finalists and winners will be announced in April.
“Capturing the beauty of Oman is a passion that has driven me to travel around the country, document the people as well as the natural and urban landscapes. My love for Omani architecture and desire to capture its beauty in photographs inspired the theme of this competition. It is an opportunity for photographers to display the unique styles and intricate decorations in Omani architecture, ones that reflect our diverse culture, heritage and history,” H E Zubair mentioned.
Mohammad al Farei, CEO of Bait al Zubair, mentioned, “Over the years, we have observed the development of photography in Oman, and Omani photographers have gone on to garner higher acclaim beyond the sultanate’s borders and obtain excellent recognition in prestigious international competitions and forums.
“We are confident that this contest will see talent of international level brought to the fore, and we cannot wait to witness the creativity and professionalism in the way contestants portray the interesting architecture we are privileged to experience in Oman.”
Eng Sultan bin Hamdoon al Harthi, 1 of the most skilled architects in Oman, who is also the chairman of Omantel and Al Mouj, will join top photographers in the area, Victor Romero, Catalin Marin, Henry Dallal and Khamis al Moharbi, in judging the competitors.
Entries are presently open at www.alzubairphotography.com
Information Source: Muscat Daily