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The Palm Tree in the Eyes of the World, An International Competition of Photography , In Its 3rd Session -2012

Under the Patronage of Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan
The Palm Tree in the Eyes of the World, An International Competition of Photography , In Its 3rd Session -2012

The Competition Contributes in Enriching Our Homeland Memorial and Reviving Its Environmental Heritage

Under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research, President of the Trustees Board of Khalifa International Date Palm Award , the Award General Secretariat announced the opening of participation in the international competition which is unique of its kind to photograph the date palm tree with all of its dimensions , products , tools , conditions and derivatives . The competition will be under the title : The Palm Tree in the Eyes of the World ” and will be held in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Association for Photography. All lovers of photography world-wide , professional and amateur , are invited to contribute to this international competition in an appreciation of the Palm Tree and to reinforce the photographer’s lens to enrich the memorial of our homeland and revive its environmental heritage.

The above was announced in a press declaration by Dr. Abdelouahhab Zaid , the Award General Secretariat on the occasion of launching the third version of the competition stressing at the same time the great success achieved by the competition in its previous session through the noticeable increase in the number of participants coming from all over the world and the quality of the participated photos .

He added that this competition came as a result of the directives of H.H Sheik Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan , Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research , President of the Trustees Board of Khalifa International Date Palm Award in enhancing the relation between man and the Palm tree and his unlimited support to the blessed tree by exploiting the art of photography as a means to develop the public awareness of the importance of the date palm tree so as to create wider spaces to exchange experiences among photographers world-wide in addition to displaying the tourist , environmental and heritage features of the date palm tree via the photo and finally to promote man’s relation with the land and agriculture.

As for the prizes of the Award , the Secretary General of the Award mentioned that the first winner will get 5000 $ , the second 4000 $ , and the third 3000 $ , in addition to certificates of appreciation and memorial shields .
A specialized technical committee will judge the participated works , sort the results and announce the winners` names during February with a special celebration of the winning and distinguished works under the patronage of H.H daughter of Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan , Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research , President of the Trustees Board .
On his part , his Excellency Abdullah Salem Al Amri , Director of Culture & Arts Department at Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture , expressed his pleasure for the fruitful cooperation with the General Secretariat of Khalifa International Date Palm Award in launching this competition specialized in the date palm tree and his care to increase
cooperation between the authority and the Award so as to enhance the sincere relation with the palm tree and to throw light on the industries of heritage which depend on parts of the palm tree such as the palm leaves or fronds.

As far as the technical conditions of the competition are concerned , he mentioned that the competition is open for all professional & amateur photographers world-wide , and that the deadline for submitting participations is 31/Dec/2011 . However , results shall be announced during a celebration of the winners in the third session of the competition , Feb.2012. It is likely possible for lovers of palm-tree and photography , professional & amateur ,who are willing to participate in the competition to visit the website of Khalifa International Date Palm Award ( www.kidpa.ae ) or the website of Abu Dhabi Association for Photography www.adips.ae or any other website specialized in photography whether in Arabic or English world-wide and fill in the application form and have further information about the technical conditions.



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