In collaboration with the Ministry of Community Development (MOCD), HIPA invites all professional and amateur photographers to take part in the Instagram Photo Contest dedicated to the beautiful moments of unity, love and support created in a ‘family.

Submissions for the contest will be accepted via Instagram only.

Deadline for participation is Monday, 15th March 2021.



Prize Money


Position Prize Money
1st US$ 1,000
2nd US$ 500
3rd US$ 400
 4th US$ 300 
 5th US$ 200  


Rules & Regulation

  1. The competition is open for Instagram submissions only, through the hashtag #HIPAxMOCD_Family
  2. Participants are allowed to submit only one photo for this contest.
  3. Submissions will close at midnight on Monday, 15th March 2021 (UAE standard time | GMT +4). No submissions will be accepted after that time.
  4. Participants must be individuals aged 18 years and over, at the time of their submission.
  5. The 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 to be suitable for publication.
  6. The submitted photo 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.
  7. Basic technical editing of the submitted photo is acceptable, provided that any such editing does not affect the authenticity and/or genuineness of the photo.
  8. HIPA and/or MOCD preserve the right to assess and discard from the competition any submitted photo deemed, contrary to the foregoing.
  9. 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.
  10. Upon reaching the final stage of judging, you grant MOCD and 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 MOCD 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 MOCD and HIPA generally.