Under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture ,Youth & Community Development, 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. The competition title is: The Palm Tree in the Eyes of the World for the Fifth session 2014 ” 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 fifth session 2014 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 Culture ,Youth & Community Development, 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.