ATDD X HIPA Photography Competition

Introduction

Although the smallest emirate in the United Arab Emirates, Ajman is a peaceful haven tucked away from the bustle of urban living.

In an effort to showcase the beauty and spirit of Ajman, the Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) in collaboration with the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) invite all amateur and professional photographers from around the world, visiting Ajman, to take part in the latest photography competition. The competition is dedicated to exploring the hidden gems of Ajman.

Participants should submit their photographs based on the three categories (i.e. locations):

  • Ajman city
  • Masfout
  • Al Manama

For more details on the locations, visit www.ajman.travel

Three winners will be winning cash prizes totaling AED 24,000.

The winners and finalists’ photos will be exhibited at the Al Murabbaa Arts Festival from the 28th of October to the 6th of November 2021.

Categories

Photographers, here is your opportunity to capture the beauty and spirit of Ajman and its three most attractive locations, through your creative lens.

Ajman city

From beaches and mangroves to museums and malls, Ajman city offers an exciting mix to tempt photographers to highlights her splendor.

Masfout

Known for its fertile agricultural land and high-quality marble, Masfout’s rugged backdrop attracts nature lovers and photographers to delve into its scenic surroundings.

Al Manama

Al Manama offers a picturesque environment for photographers to be inspired to capture a myriad of subjects from flora to fauna or a fortress or two.

Rules & Regulations

SUBMISSIONS:

Please read these rules before submitting your photo(s) to the ATDD x HIPA photography competition. 

By participating, you understand, acknowledge and fully, irrevocably and unconditionally agree to abide and be bound by the following rules:

  • 1. The competition is open for online submissions only through the registration page available on: www.hipa.ae
  • 2. Submissions will be accepted from 00:01 on 19th September 2021 until 24:00 on 09th October 2021 - UAE standard time (i.e. GMT +4).  No submissions will be accepted after that time.
  • 3. Participants must be individuals aged 18 years and over, at the time of their submission.
  • 4. 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 ATDD x 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.

YOUR PHOTO(S):

  • 5. You may submit one (1) photo in each relevant category of the competition. You must provide a title and description for each photo submitted.
  • 6. The same photo must not be submitted in more than one (1) category. Any photo submitted in more than one (1) category will be discarded from the competition.
  • 7. Submitted photo must have an original file 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.
  • 8. Submission(s) from mobile phones and drones are allowed, not be less than 2 MB in size and must be suitable for printing.
  • 9. You are kindly requested to upload the original photo(s) (RAW) or the photo(s) without any editing on the time of submitting the photo(s) to the competition.
  • 10. All submitted photo(s) must not contain any tag(s), signature(s), initial(s), frame, border(s), logo(s) or any other references and/or marks added by the participant.
  • 11. Basic technical editing of the photo(s) is acceptable, provided that any such editing does not affect the authenticity and/or genuineness of the photo(s).  Advanced editing used to create illusions, deceptions and/or manipulations; including compositing and creative retouching of the photo(s) is prohibited.
  • 12. ATDD x HIPA preserve the right to assess and discard from the competition any submitted photo, contrary to the foregoing.
  • 13. Photos that portray or otherwise include inappropriate and/or offensive contents, including nudity, violence and/or any other contents deemed to be contrary to the UAE religious, cultural and/or public morals traditions and practices will be disqualified.

THE PRIZES:

  • 14. The winner(s) will be contacted by ATDD and must provide their bank account details and personal details within seven (7) days from request received. The cash money prize(s) will be paid to each winner within a period of two (2) months following the announcement of the competition's results.
  • 15. ATDD x HIPA judging panel has the right, at its absolute discretion, to turn down or reject any photo(s) or submission(s) without having to give any notice or explanation to the relevant participant.
  • 16. Any federal, state/ provincial/ territorial, and/or local taxes, fees and surcharges and taxes (whether foreign or domestic, and including income tax) on any prize that may be awarded to you under the competition will be solely paid by you.
  • 17. The decision of ATDD x HIPA judging panel is final and binding on all participants in respect to all matters relating to the competition.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS:

  • 18. Submitted photo(s) must be a single work of original material created and/or taken by you, must not contain any materials owned or controlled by a third party for which you have not obtained a license, permission or approval to use, must not infringe the copyright, trademark, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity.
  • 19. Upon reaching the final stage of judging, you grant ATDD x HIPA, a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty free, sub-licensable right and license to use, publish, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, modify, create derivative works, distribute, have distributed, print, promote your submitted photo(s), in whole or in part, in any form, in all media forms now or hereafter known, anywhere in the world for any purpose, related to the contest, the publication in ATDD and HIPA promotional digital and/or printed materials and formats broadcast such as on magazines, printed leaflet and brochures, website and/or through other public online feeds, promoting subsequent contests and/or the work of ATDD and HIPA generally.
  • 20. You must obtain, solely bear the cost for, and provide ATDD x HIPA within seven (7) calendar days of any request to do so, with any or all of the following:
    • a) A signed written consent, release and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person(s) appearing in your submitted photo(s), clearly authorizing you to use their picture or likeness for submitting the photo(s) in the manner contemplated by the competition, and authorizing ATDD x HIPA to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the entry(s) for all purposes, in any media now or hereafter known. 
    • Please click here to download the draft of the Model Release Form;
    • b) A signed written license from the copyright owner of any sculpture, artwork, or other copyrighted material that appears in your submitted photo(s), authorizing ATDD x HIPA to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the relevant entry(s) for all purposes, in any media now or hereafter known;
    • c) A signed written license from the owner of any private property included in your submitted Photo(s), authorizing ATDD x HIPA to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the relevant entry(s) for all purposes, in any media now or hereafter known; and
    • d) A signed written license or release letter from a person who has the right or is able to assert any right over the photo(s) (e.g. employer, agency, etc.) authorizing ATDD x HIPA to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the relevant entry(s) for all purposes, in any media now or hereafter known; and
    • click here to download the model of the Release form.
    • e) If you have been announced as a winner of the competition (in any category), you grant to ATDD x HIPA, a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty free, sub-licensable right and license to use, publish, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, modify, create derivative works, distribute, have distributed, promote your winning photo(s), in whole or in part, in any form, in all media forms now or hereafter known, anywhere in the world and for any purpose, including but not limited to: display at a potential exhibition of winners, printing on personalized nol cards and/or online highlighting entries or winners of the competition, and promoting the work of ATDD x HIPA generally.

LIABILITY:

  • 21. You hereby hold harmless, release, indemnify and discharge ATDD x HIPA and its partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, agents and their employees, officers and representatives from all liability, claims, judgments, demands, controversies, agreements, damages, actions and causes of action whatsoever, arising out of or related in any way to the photo(s), the competition or the conduct of the competition and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded, whether in law or in equity, no matter what the cause or nature, and you further waive any claims that you may state or assert against ATDD x HIPA in association with the competition or any of its associated activities, or in any way related to or resulting from the photo(s), competition even if such injury or claims results from or is caused by the negligence or gross negligence of ATDD x HIPA, in whole or in part. You further agree to indemnify and hold harmless ATDD x HIPA from any claim arising out of your participation in the competition including, without limitation, all claims brought or asserted by any third party as a result of any injury or loss that you or they may sustain in any way associated with your participation in the competition.
  • 22. If ATDD x HIPA, at its sole discretion, is of the opinion that you have breached any of the rules, we have the right to disqualify you from the competition, and in such circumstances you must re-pay to ATDD x HIPA all costs undertaken in relation to your submission(s) and participation in the competition, including but not limited to (if and to the extent applicable) any travel costs incurred, and re-pay the competition prize money and return any trophies or certificates at your own cost.
  • 23. Under no circumstance will ATDD x HIPA be liable for any:
    • a) lost, late, misdirected, stolen, illegible or incomplete submissions;
    • b) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, submitted photo(s);
    • c) problems, failures or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, providers, computer equipment, software, email, players or browsers, on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet, at any website, or on account of any combination of the foregoing;
    • d) incorrect or inaccurate information, caused by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the competition or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of the photo(s) and/or the submissions; and/or
    • e) injury or damage to any participant or to any computer related to, resulting from or in connection with the competition.
  • 24. If, for any reason, the competition is not capable of being conducted as anticipated, due to computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of ATDD x HIPA, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the competition, we reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition as deemed appropriate, disqualify any participant, and/or select winners from all eligible photo(s) submitted prior to the termination, cancellation, modification or suspension. ATDD x HIPA reserves the right to correct any typo-graphical, printing, computer programming or operating errors at any time.

GOVERNING LAW:

  • The Competition, your Submission(s) and the Rules shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Emirate of Dubai and the applicable federal laws of the United Arab Emirates, and any aspects or disputes arising out of or in connection with the Competition and/or your Submission(s) will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Dubai courts (as established by Law No. (3) of 1992 and Law No. (13) of 2016).

Prize Money

Position Prize Money
1st AED 10,000
2nd AED 8,000
3rd AED 6,000
 

The winners and finalists’ photos will be exhibited at the Al Murabbaa Arts Festival from October 28th to November 6th, 2021.