Celebrating 50 Years of Togetherness, Global Village and HIPA Announce Winners of Photography Award

February 3, 2022

Global Village has announced the winners of the 50 Years of Togetherness photo contest, which was launched in partnership with Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA), to mark the UAE Golden Jubilee.

The winners were recognized at an awards ceremony at the Main Stage of Global Village on Friday, January 28th in the presence of His Excellency Ali Bin Thalith Al Humairi, Secretary General, HIPA and Bader Anwahi, CEO, Global Village.

As a world-renowned photography platform, HIPA, was established by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum to encourage and support art, culture and innovation in the UAE and beyond. Global Village partnered with the prestigious entity to launch the 50 Years of Togetherness contest, and create a collection of photographs celebrating inclusivity and exploring shared identities and values through the lens of individuals with a unique vision of cultural diversity.

More than 2900 professional and amateur photographers signed up for the challenge to push their creative boundaries by capturing spectacular and emotional moments across Global Village.

The photo award carried a cash prize of AED 50,000 and a gold trophy for 1st Prize winner Imadeddin Alaeddin. The 2nd Prize winner Akhil Menon received AED 26,000 and a silver trophy, while the 3rd Prize winner Zulfikhar Ahmed, received AED 26,000 and a glass trophy.

by Anil George
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