HIPA announces ‘Merit Medal’ recipients for 6th season


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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 competition ‘The Challenge’.

The 20 merit medalists will receive a ‘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.

This comes on the back of HIPA announcing the winners of its sixth season of competition ‘The Challenge’ at the annual Awards Ceremony which was held on the 15th of March 2017 at Dubai Opera in Downtown Dubai.

Commenting on this announcement, the Secretary General of HIPA His Excellency Ali bin Thalith said, “The HIPA Merit Medal recipients were chosen due to the immense quality of their submissions which also happened to reach the final stages of judging. The HIPA Board of Trustees felt that it was appropriate to present photographers who who do well in the judging process with an accolade as a form of recognition and support for their quality work. We wish to encourage photographers to continue in their pursuit for excellence and were thoroughly delighted with the international variety of winners and merit medal recipients. Of the 20 total recipients, 5 merit medals were awarded to photographers who submitted in ‘The Challenge’ category, 5 in the ‘Portfolio’ category, 3 in ‘Digital Manipulation’ and 7 in the ‘General’ category, 4 of which were coloured submissions and 3 ‘black and white’.

The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) recently launched its Seventh Season of Competition themed ‘The Moment’. Further categories and details on the new season will be announced in the coming period.

Amir Mahdi Najafloo Shahpar – Iran
Amir Mahdi Najafloo Shahpar – Iran
Andrey Golovanov - Russian Federation
Andrey Golovanov – Russian Federation
Arzu Ibranoğlu – Turkey
Arzu Ibranoğlu – Turkey
Debdatta Chakraborty – India
Debdatta Chakraborty – India
Abdullah Alshathri - Saudi Arabia
Abdullah Alshathri – Saudi Arabia
Yousef Shakar Al Zaabi - United Arab Emirates
Yousef Shakar Al Zaabi – United Arab Emirates
Xenia Maria Perez Gonzalez – Spain
Xenia Maria Perez Gonzalez – Spain
Sulaiman Al Mawash – Kuwait
Sulaiman Al Mawash – Kuwait
Saurabhbhai Desai – India
Saurabhbhai Desai – India
Pablo Lasaosa Vidal – Spain
Pablo Lasaosa Vidal – Spain
Mustapha Meskine – Morocco
Mustapha Meskine – Morocco
Muhammad Alamsyah Rauf – Indonesia
Muhammad Alamsyah Rauf – Indonesia
Mohammad Rokonuzzaman Khan – Bangladesh
Mohammad Rokonuzzaman Khan – Bangladesh
Michelangelo Mignosa – Italy
Michelangelo Mignosa – Italy
Maria Plotnikova - Russian Federation
Maria Plotnikova – Russian Federation
Jasem Khlef – Canada
Jasem Khlef – Canada
Hussein Mahmoud – Egypt
Hussein Mahmoud – Egypt
Fatehi Al Drwysh - Saudi Arabia
Fatehi Al Drwysh – Saudi Arabia
Fadi Thabet - Palestinian Territory
Fadi Thabet – Palestinian Territory
Dhiky Aditya – Indonesia
Dhiky Aditya – Indonesia

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