Qasr Al Hosn’s Photography Competition.

A competition open to all, from established photographers to aspiring beginners. Take your camera, or your phone and visit us in Qasr Al Hosn to capture the beauty of Abu Dhabi’s most historic site, from its majestic fort walls, to its towers, arches and many galleries. Submit your entry into one of our three categories listed below.

Category & Brief:

  • Qasr Al Hosn Day Shot: Capture the architectural beauty of Qasr Al Hosn in Daylight.
  • Qasr Al Hosn Night Shot: Capture night time in Al Hosn site, from the fort, to the water feature and Al Hosn Musalla.
  • Qasr Al Hosn Phone Photography: Use your phone to take creative shots of Qasr Al Hosn.

Submission Criteria:

For day and night shot categories:

  • The photograph needs to feature Qasr Al Hosn, or parts of it..
  • Submitted Photo(s) must be in JPEG format, with high quality and resolution, of a minimum 5 MB in size, the minimum of the longest edge should be no less than 2000 pixel and the quality no less than 300dpi except the Mobile category where the photo must be no less than 2 MB and to be suitable for publication.
  • Participants are requested to submit the RAW/original camera files at the same time of submitting their photographs.

For Qasr Al Hosn Phone Photography category:

  • The photograph needs to feature Qasr Al Hosn, or parts of it.
  • The photograph needs to be taken by a mobile phone.

 

Judging Criteria:

Photographs will be judged on:

  • Adherence to Theme: Should be shot within the theme of Qasr Al Hosn 
  • Uniqueness of Concept: How original is the shot? Have seen similar ones before? Is it a new angle? New subject? 
  • Clarity of Expression: Concept of image is visually understood clearly.
  • Visual Design: composition, lighting and visual attraction. 
  • Overall Artistic Impression: Overall impression of the photo, with all factors considered. 

Prizes:

  • First place grant: AED 10,000
  • Second place grant: AED 5,000
  • Third place grant: AED 3,000

All winners will have their photographs featured in the exhibition: Qasr Al Hosn: A Lens Through Time.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Participants must be at least 16 years old.
  • Participants must be UAE residents. Proof of Emirates ID will be requested for participation eligibility.
  • Photographs must feature Qasr Al Hosn.
  • Only one submission allowed per participant.
  • Multiple winners will be selected from various categories by a judging panel of photographers.
  • Participants should refrain from posting their submissions online until the contest results are announced.
  • Submission format should be following these rules:
    • Submitted Photo(s) must be in JPEG format, with high quality and resolution, of a minimum 5 MB in size, the minimum of the longest edge should be no less than 2000 pixel and the quality no less than 300dpi except the Mobile category where the photo must be no less than 2 MB and to be suitable for publication.
    • Participants are requested to submit the RAW/original camera files at the same time of submitting their photographs.
  • Participants must submit their entries to Media@qasralhosn.ae to apply, with email subject "Qasr Al Hosn’s Photography Competition.", along with a softcopy of their Emirates ID.
  • The winner will be announced on Qasr Al Hosn's digital platforms, and will be notified via email.
  • Each participant is responsible for monitoring his/her email for prize notification and other communications related to this Contest.
  • Final date for submissions is May 17th.
  • By accepting the prize, the winner agrees to provide the commercial rights of the winning photograph to Qasr Al Hosn and therefore cannot use the photograph for commercial purposes without prior agreement with Qasr Al Hosn.