SarahC Published – HIPA Photography Award

Towards the end of 2011 I submitted three of my images to the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Awards (HIPA).

I was contacted in March 2012 and informed that one of my images had been shortlisted!!!

There were three categories:

  • Love of the Earth
  • Dubai
  • General

At this point I had no idea which of my three images it was but very excited to hear that amongst the hundreds of thousands of entries they received mine stood out from the crowd and was in for a chance at winning.

I was invited to the Award ceremony on the 26th March – However I could not attend as I had Cooper on the 22nd March!!

Although I did not win any prizes I am extremely thrilled that I came so close considering how many people entered!

Today I had a knock at my door and a large  heavy A3 size package was delivered – a little confused as I wasn’t expecting anything I signed it over, as my name was on it so it must be mine… Like a kid at christmas I rushed to the lounge and tore into the package to find a Letter from the HIPA awards saying…. “The photograph which you have submitted for the awards has been chosen to be part of the book due to its distinguished beauty”


The awards have published their First edition – ‘Love the Earth’ in which MY IMAGE is featured!!

Flicking through the pages,  there it was – Under the Dubai category. I finally knew which image was picked.

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