Hamdan International Photography Award

Deadline: 31 October 2018
Open to: all talented photographers aged eighteen (18) years or over
Benefits: grand prize USD 120000 and other cash prizes starting from USD 5000 up to USD 25000


Dubai continues to direct its energy into developing and the Dubai 2015 Strategy is a roadmap that charts this sustained effort.

With this in mind H.H., Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum established the prestigious ‘Hamdan International Photography Award’. This demonstrates the commitment of Dubai to encouraging and supporting art, culture, and innovation. The Award appeals to all talented photographers across the globe and also nurtures national talent, which will, in turn, attract international art and cultural attention. The Award highlights how Dubai is fast developing into one of the most artistically conscious and established cities in the world. There are 4 categories as follows:

  • Hope;
  • Portfolio (Storytelling);
  • General (Black&White/Colour);
  • Aerial Photography (Video).


Participants must be individuals aged eighteen (18) years or over at the time of the Submission(s).


GRAND PRIZE of USD 120000, and 24 other prizes starting from USD 5000 up to USD 25000, according to the position.

Click here to check the full list of prizes.

How to apply?

Please read these rules before submitting your photo(s) and/or video(s) here.

In order to enter the contest, please register here.

For further information, please visit the official website.