Al Ain Photographia Award is a new annual event that is added to the cultural calendar of UAE. Capture Al Ain is under the patronage of H.H. Dr. Shamma Bint Mohammed Bin Khaled Al Nahyan. All photographers are welcome to submit their photos to Capture Al Ain. Participating is very simple, all images can be submitted through the website www.alainphotographiaaward.ae. Participants can submit a maximum of 5 unpublished photos. The Al Ain Photographia award is open to all locals and non-UAE residents including visitors to Al Ain and there are no age restrictions.
The winning images will be selected by a jury composed of three artists and two managers of the Al Ain Municipality. The award offers cash prizes totaling AED 190,000 and the best 10 images will win a first prize of AED 50,000. Public audiences can get involved by voting for their favorite images. The image that receives the most public votes will win a prize. The competition is from the 11th September until 23rd October, 2011. The Al Ain Photographia Award ceremony will be held in Al Ain on the 11th November 2011. More details are available on the website www.alainphotographiaaward.ae.