The winners of the fourth edition of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) were announced at an annual awards ceremony last week.
Vietnamese photographer Nguyen Minh Tan received the third prize in the category, “Night Photography,” with his photo depicting traffic jams at night in HCM City.
The ceremony took place at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).
With a grand prize of US$120,000 and an overall prize pool of $400,000, the categories for the fourth instalment of HIPA were ‘Life in Colour’ (which also serves as the main theme), ‘General’, ‘Faces (Black & White)’ and ‘Night Photography.’
The organizers reported that the number of photographs submitted for the latest edition reached 60,162 from a total of 30,878 participants from 166 different countries around the world.
They also announced that the theme for the award’s fifth edition will revolve around the universal search for ‘Happiness’.