Are you National Geographic Abu Dhabi's next top photographer?

Calling all budding snappers
Are you National Geographic Abu Dhabi's next top photographer?

Work from home by @_alsawafi

Attention all photographers, amateur to professional: this one’s for you. National Geographic Abu Dhabi has announced its 10th edition of the 2020 Moments Photography Competition Across the Middle East and North Africa, in partnership with Almarai.

Ramadan Decoration in Cairo by @ashraf_elomdaa

The programme has established itself as one of the largest photography competitions across the MENA region and is an unmissable opportunity for those looking to break into the field. Since its inception, the program has had over an impressive 250,000 entries, proudly nurturing and fostering photographic talent across and into the farthest corners of the Middle East and North Africa.

Palestinian taekwondo player Zainab al-Krunz by @fatimashbair

Inspired by the theme of “2020 Moments”, this year’s competition invites artists from around the region to capture fascinating moments of the ever-changing world around them, particularly poignant because of the extraordinary way the year 2020 has been unfolding.

2020 Staying at Home 1:10pm, Dubai by @olaaaly

Springboard off this title, or dive deeper into Passed Moments, Postponed Moments and Inspired Moments, before sharing your discoveries on Each photographer may submit up to 10 entries until 15 October 2020 when the competition closes.

Work From Home by @mohammadrsharaf

And this year’s judging panel will made of none other than two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner and National Geographic photographer (now that’s a CV), Mohammad Muheisen, and, Hussam R. Abdulqader, the CMO of MENA’s largest food production and distribution company, Almarai.

Pro tip: entrants, whether filming on a phone or on a professional camera, 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.

Ramadan in Corona Era by @jihadl98

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