by Aminath Ifasa
  • 1 minute read
  • August 19, 2020
The National Geographic Abu Dhabi Photography Competition Is Back. Here’s How You Can Participate

Photographers, it’s that time of the year. National Geographic Abu Dhabi is hosting the 10th edition of the ‘Moments’ annual photography competition under the theme of ‘2020 Moments’. The competition calls on photographers from around the Middle East and North Africa to capture this year’s extraordinary moments of our changing world, from ‘Passed Moments’ to ‘Postponed Moments’ and ‘Inspired Moments’. “Share your moments that show a year lived differently,” reads NGAD‘s statement.

Hussein Mahmoud Mohammed, Egypt

The competition started accepting entries from 17 August and will continue to be open till 15 October. “Whether taken with a phone or professional camera, entrants are encouraged to use their creative lens to narrate visual stories that best define a world that has been hushed, paused and forever changed following recent events,” the statement further read.

Fatima Shabir, Palestinian Wedding – Henna Night, Gaza Palestine

This year’s judging panel will feature Mohammad Muheisen, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner and National Geographic photographer, and Hussam R Abdulqader, CMO, Almarai. The main aim of this platform is to promote and give opportunity to local photography talent. The winning photograph from the Adult Category Award will receive $10,000-worth ( Dhs 36,729) photography equipment.

Mohamed Nageeb Mohmoud Nasr, Egypt

Ever since the competition launched in 2011, it has received over 250,000 entries from across the MENA region. To submit your entries, visit

Images credit:; Cover image credit: Mohamed Benmokhtar, Morocco

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