Tue 04-04-2017 11:50 AM

HIPA announces Merit Medal recipients for 6th season

DUBAI, 4th April, 2017 (WAM) -- The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award, HIPA, has announced the recipients of the Merit Medal Awards for the recently concluded sixth season of "The Challenge" competition.

The 20 merit medallists will receive an HIPA recognition award as well as a copy of the annual HIPA book which features their photographs as well as other finalist and winning photographs from HIPA’s sixth season.

Commenting on this announcement, the Secretary General of HIPA, Ali bin Thalith said, "We wish to encourage photographers to continue in their pursuit of excellence and were thoroughly delighted with the international variety of winners and merit medal recipients."

HIPA is an internationally renowned photography competition launched in 2011 by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, as a tool for promoting Dubai’s vision of artistic and cultural excellence.