The Abu Dhabi Through Your Eyes Photography competition announced the winners of its 9th edition during an awards ceremony held at Manarat Al Saadiyat. Fact Brings you some of the beautiful winning pictures…
Stunning photographs were entered into the Abu Dhabi Through Your Eyes competition and the winners showcase jaw-dropping images of our beloved UAE capital. The competition, organised through collaboration between the Office of Government Communications and TCA Abu Dhabi, invited thousands of aspiring photographers to share their impression of the unique spirit of Abu Dhabi.
Photographers from a wide range of backgrounds went on to capture their personal perspective of the emirate within a single photograph, submitting their entries as a celebration of Abu Dhabi’s culture taken from their perspective. Successful participants from both the main competition and the student category received their prizes from Sheikh Theyab Bin Khalifa; HE Ali Majed Al Mansoori, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development and member of the Executive Council; HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of TCA Abu Dhabi; and HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, Director General, TCA Abu Dhabi.
Mark Anthony Agtay claimed the competition’s first place, receiving AED50,000, while Mohammed Abdullah Al Hammadi was awarded second place, winning a prize of AED35,000. Third place for the main competition went to Beno Saradzic, obtaining AED20,000. The fourth to tenth place ranked photographers were also announced, and were each awarded a prize of AED10,000 respectively.
The Student Awards saw Alyssa Yu from New York University claim the first prize of AED15,000, while Abdullah Hassan Alsaadi from Khalifa University came in second, winning a prize of AED10,000. Third place was awarded to Ayesha Ebrahim Al Hosani from Zayed University, who received a prize of AED5,000. In addition to these accolades, photographer Karim Sahib won the Etihad Airways prize and MHD Amer Ammar won the National Geographic Al Arabiya prize. All winners have also received an assortment of additional prizes from ADTYE competition partners Rotana Hotel Group, Etihad Airways, National Geographic Al Arabiya, Grandstores and Nikon. ✤