DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Under the title "Building the Vision" and in collaboration with the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA), the Dubai Land Department has launched a photography contest. The contest subject matter will be Dubai's real estate and architectural landmarks to highlight how architecture has flourished in Dubai, and the speed at which Dubai has grown to capture the imagination of visitors as one of the world's most impressive skylines.
The top three winners will be honored in a special ceremony during the launch of one of the most important new services of the Dubai Land Department. The first place winner will receive 10,000 AED cash prize in addition to a professional camera, second place prize will be 7,500 AED, and the third place will be 5,000 AED. All others will receive a certificate of appreciation for their participation.
"The goal of the contest is to celebrate and promote Dubai's role in the real estate sector through the art of photography. We will use the photographs to feature Dubai real estate worldwide, as well as using them in the promotional material of our new services that are in line with the vision of making Dubai the highest rated city in customer happiness, thereby reinforcing Dubai as an ideal investing environment. In turn, this will help ensure fulfilling our mission of making Dubai the number one destination for investment, innovation, confidence and happiness," said H.E. Sultan Bin Butti Bin Mejren, Director General, Dubai Land Department.
The Secretary General of HIPA, H.E. Ali Khalifa bin Thalith said, "One of a photograph's main missions is to seize the beauty of an image no matter what shape or form it comes in. What we have been seeing in Dubai for the past few years in terms of architectural diversity has turned the city into a stunning colour palette, giving talented photographers from around the world the chance to document it through their camera lenses. Nowadays, Dubai can be easily compared to other major cities in the world in terms of visual attractiveness to go with its superb growth, tourism and thriving economy."
"The Dubai Land Department aims to be in the forefront of 'seven stars' government services ensuring customer happiness through an exceptional service experience that will bolster the variety of real estate investing opportunities available through the Dubai Land Department, in addition to attracting international real estate investments," said H.E. Majida Ali Rashid, Assistant Director General and Head of Real Estate Investment Management and Promotion Center at DLD. She added, "The name 'Building the Vision' truly embodies the outstanding real estate development projects that are unique and, in many cases, defy the impossible much like the vision of Dubai and its Leader's vision to defy the impossible in accomplishment. At the same time, by choosing 'Building the Vision' we invite participants in the contest to share their vision through the images."
"We choose to collaborate with the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) as it is considered one of the most highly regarded photography awards internationally, with the highest level of professionalism and excellence, making it the leading award among world class photographers globally. In addition, we knew we would benefit from the highly experienced HIPA team to ensure a successful launch, management, and judging of the contest," H.E. Majida Ali Rashid also added.
About the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA):
The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) is an internationally renowned photography competition. It was launched in 2011 by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai. The award enjoys a social and legal stature as a tool for promoting Dubai's vision of artistic and cultural excellence. On a local level, the award hopes to develop and increase awareness of the art of photography amongst the local Emirati population. For more information visit www.hipa.ae.