About the Award

Based on the eight principles launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and the keenness of the Dubai Police General headquarters to make the security institution a destination for outstanding and creative people through their participation in the competition to develop awareness and prevention methods in various security fields, we are honored to launch the second session of:

Dubai Police Award for the Best Awareness Video or Photograph in the Security Field

To attract people with talents and ideas from post-secondary school students; i.e. universities, institutes and colleges students - in addition to those who are about to join colleges (secondary schools students) - to participate in the production of creative and innovative materials to address various security and policing issues that would make Dubai the safest city in the world.

Target groups

Students from all universities, institutes and colleges in addition to those who are about to join colleges (secondary schools students) from all nationalities, inside and outside the country


Producing a short video of no more than 60 seconds, using the best photography and editing techniques, to produce an innovative work addressing various security and police issues. 


A photograph including a group of images of not less than 5 and not more than 10, where the photographer is able to tell a complete story and communicate a specific message through a series of photographic sequences of events.

Hemaya Clip Messages

  • Digital ContentCreating a safe digital environment to reduce extraneous habits in order to preserve ethical principles and values in addition to combatting e-crimes on social media platforms.
  • Drug PreventionIt is considered one of the most prominent problems associated with the abuse of drugs and Psychotropic Substances and addiction to them, especially in the recent period, with the light of the growing and increasing numbers of psychiatric medical drugs, which some of people have been unconcerned and comfortably dealing with them.
  • Prevention of Sports steroidsIt is necessary to raise awareness of the risks of using dietary supplements without consulting a doctor, stop using steroids and substances prohibited in sports. On the other hand, encourage athletes to achieve their goals by using healthy and ethical procedures. In addition, committing into a serious training schedule and proper nutrition.
1st 25,000
2nd 20,000
3rd 15,000
5th 10,000
1st 15,000
2nd 10,000
3rd 5,000


  • The competition is open for online submissions only through the registration page available on: www.hipa.ae
  • Submissions will be accepted from 00:01 on 15th January 2024 Until 24:00 on 31st March 2024 UAE standard time (i.e. GMT +4). No submissions will be accepted after that time.
  • Participants must be individuals aged 18 years and over, at the time of their submission.
  • You hereby certify that you are eighteen (18) years old or older at the date of submitting your photo(s) to the competition. You further understand and agree that HIPA reserve the right and will automatically and without further notice discard any photo(s) that are found to be submitted by a participant that is below eighteen (18) years old at the time of the submission.
  • Adopting creative and innovative ideas tackling various security and police problems and provide an incubating environment for the creative winning students and support them in local and international forums and competitions.
  • The participant should mention if there are any quotes, materials, or references extracted from the Internet.
  • The artworks must be the original works of the participant and exclusive to contributing to Hemaya Clip. The award disclaims its responsibility in case there are unoriginal works that violate copyright and intellectual property rights. It will also be excluded if it is discovered.
  • (Hemaya Clip) reserves the rights to display, publish and promote the winning artwork and its information by any means.
  • The participant must obtain the full approval of the work team participating in the artwork, photos, and advertising posters, and any material accompanying the artwork. (The “Hemaya Clip Award”) shall not bear any consequences, allegations or complaints after publishing the clips and promoting them.
  • The duration of the clip should be minimum (30) seconds and no more than (60) seconds
  • There must be a subtitle Arabic (to/from) English on the clips
  • The clip must be uploaded in MP4 format, with a quality of no less than 1080 HD
  • The participant must be able to provide the original files later
  • Backstage delivery (optional)
  • The series of photos must be on one theme. The number of photos allowed is a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10. You must put a title and description for each photo.
  • It is not permissible to submit the same photo to participate in more than one entry.
  • The format of the submitted images must be in JPEG or JPG format, and it must be of high quality and accuracy, and the size of the image must not be less than 5MB, provided that the longest side of the image is not less than 2000 pixels, and the quality is not less than 300dpi, and the images must also be suitable for publication .
  • The original image (RAW) or the original image file must be loaded without any modification when loading the image in all themes.
  • It is not permissible to submit any pictures that have won previous prizes, whether in one of the previous prize competitions or any other competitions, and one(s) who had been announced as a winner work. It is not permissible to submit any pictures that were previously used for any commercial purpose. Any photos contrary to the above mentioned will be automatically excluded from the competition and without any additional notice.
  • Any images that represent or contain any inappropriate and/or offensive content, including nudity and/or violence and/or any other content deemed inconsistent with public morals and the religious and cultural customs and traditions of the United Arab Emirates, will be disqualified.
  • Entries must not contain any logos, signatures, names, frames, borders, symbols, signs, date, time and/or other marks added by the participant. Basic technical alterations to the images are permitted, provided that this does not impact the credibility and/or originality of the image/ photo/ illustration. Advanced edits used to add illusions, optical illusions and/or manipulations, including overlays and creative alterations to images, are prohibited.
  • The award reserves the right to evaluate and exclude any images that the award, in its absolute discretion, considers to be contrary to the aforementioned.

This contest is not sponsored, endorsed, or administered by Apple Inc. The participants understand that they are providing information to HIPA and not to Apple Inc. Any questions, comments, or complaints regarding the contest should be directed to HIPA and not to Apple Inc.