Photography Award 2019

The UAE SDG Photography Award 2019 recognizes the immense power of images, to helping us raise awareness as a globally community reach the goals of a better world in unique way. The award was created to use a visual medium towards advancing awareness, and achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The UAE National Committee on SDGs, in collaborations with the Hamdan bin Mohammad Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA), invites all amateur and professional photographers from around the United Arab Emirates and around the world, to showcase their portfolios in the UAE’s SDG Photography Award.
In 2015, 193 countries adopted the framework for SDGs, to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. The SDG framework is designed for the global community to take action on some of the most pressing challenges confronting our world, in the pursuit of a more prosperous, inclusive and peaceful world.
These Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth –while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.dv
There is no entry fee to participate!
The competition is free to enter.
Prize Money for best Portfolios Per Category are as follows:
                   Category                                Prize Money              
Who may enter ?
The competition is open to amateur and professional photographers from around the world. Anyone over the age of 18 is eligible.
Deadline : 31st July 2019
Category :
The competition has five categories: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnerships.
SDGs related to People are:
SDG 1 – No Poverty
SDG 2 – Zero Hunger
SDG 3 – Good Health and Wellbeing
SDG 4 – Quality Education
SDG 5 – Gender Equality
SDGs related to Prosperity are:
SDG 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy
SDG 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG 9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
SDG 10 – Reduced Inequalities
SDG 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities,
SDGs related to Planet are:
SDG 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation
SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production
SDG 13 – Climate Change
SDG 14 – Life below Water
SDG 15 -Life on Land
The SDG related to Peace:
SDG 16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
The SDG related to Partnerships:
SDG 17 – Partnerships for the Goals
You may submit up to one photo in each category of the competition, except the category People where you can submit between 5 – 10 photos.
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