DM photo competition to promote migratory birds

Dubai Municipality photo competition to promote migratory birds

Staff Reporter / 7 April 2014

The two-day annual event to raise awareness for the need to protect migratory birds and their habitats will be observed this year on May 10-11.


The marine environment and wildlife section of Dubai Municipality’s environment department has announced a digital photography contest for employees and the public on the occasion of World Migratory Bird Day 2014.

The two-day annual event to raise awareness for the need to protect migratory birds and their habitats will be observed this year on May 10-11.

Aisha Almurr Al Muhery, senior education and awareness officer at the marine environment and wildlife section, said the contest is open to both amateur and professional photographers.

All photographs should be taken in the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary Hides (RAKWS) during the official visiting hours — from 9am to 4pm, Saturday to Thursday. They must have been taken between April 6 and 30,  and should not have won any previous award or been published in any form. Participants may use any digital or film-based camera.

Entries have to be printed in full colour on any brand of photo paper in 8R size (8×10 inches). Manual retouches or any major manipulations of the main image are not allowed, although digital retouching on density, contrast adjustments, minor cropping, burning, and dodging is permitted. Creative effects done within the camera at the time of exposure e.g. multiple exposures, flash fill, lighting and filtration, are also allowed. The name of the photographer should not appear on the face of the entry.

A photographer can submit a maximum of five entries. The first prize is Dh2,500, the second prize Dh2,000 and the third Dh1,500.

Each entry should be submitted on a CD with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Entries can be submitted to Hadeya Abbas Kaidi, Awareness Section, Environment Department, Dubai Municipality.

The deadline for submissions is April 30. All entries become the property of the department, which will have the right to reproduce, exhibit, or publish the images for promotional purposes. The winners will be announced during the World Migratory Bird Day 2014 seminar at the Falcon Heritage Centre on May 12. Entries will be displayed at the RAKWS Hides from May 4-8 and at the Falcon Heritage Centre, Nad Al Sheba, on May 12. 

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