Winners of HIPA’s ‘Keep Moving, and ‘Shaky’ Instagram Photo Contest Announced
The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) has concluded the April 2023 edition of the Instagram Photo Contest, Keep Moving, and the May 2023 edition Shaky.
A total of 10 winners were announced for both contests with submissions being received under the hashtag #HIPAContest_KeepMoving for the April edition, and #HIPAContest_Shaky for the May edition. The contest winners hailed from Egypt, Indonesia, KSA, India, Oman, Philippines and Sweden.
HIPA Secretary General, Ali bin Thalith said, “The rising local and international interest in the competition among photography communities is a positive, important and supportive indicator of the long-term strategy fostered by HIPA to develop the capabilities and competitive experiences of both amateur and professional photographers alike. We appreciate the significance of having professional photographers participate in the competition, as it reinforces the strength of the competition and its reputation.”
Bin Thalith added, “We are always working on choosing well-thought-out themes that will develop the tools of photographers who are persistent in participating, diversify their expertise and experiences, and expand their visual imaginations. We congratulate the winners and wish all participants success in the upcoming events.”
Our winner from ‘Shaky’ competition - Iwona Marta Cwian @iwona_cwian she said, “The photo was taken on December 29 last year during a trip with my husband to Singapore to celebrate the New Year. This is a picture of a pentagonal sculpture filled with mirrors on the inside. I made a slight jerk for the camera to give this visual effect.
It's my first win in HIPA, and what an explosive feeling! I always thought that dreams don't come true! Winning in HIPA has been a dream of mine for the longest time. Winning this prestigious international competition will help me a lot. It is an honor to be among the list of winners. I always aspire to learn and improve my knowledge in various fields of photography non-stop.”
Hassan Abdullah Almakmare @almakmare‘Keep Moving’ competition said
Hani Moustafa @hani.el.moustafa‘Shaky’ competition said
Winners of ‘Keep Moving’ competition
Hassan Abdullah Almakmare
Carlito T. Galamgam Jr.
Jaime Sumugat Singlador
Hendra A Setyawan
Winners of ‘Shaky’ competition
Muhammed Hamdy Said
Hammad Muawwadh Alhuzali
Iwona Marta Cwian