Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul-Aziz, President of the SCTH, the third round of Colors of Saudi Arabia Forum was launched with the presence of His Excellency Mr. Moamar al-Ariani, the Yemeni Tourism Minister; His Excellency Mr. Abdullah al-Jasser, Deputy Minister of Culture and Information; Mr. Saleh al-Jasser, Director General of Saudi Airlines;and Dr. Bandar al-Fehaid, President of the Arab Tourism Organization. The Forum's aim was to support amateur and professional photographers, and display a realistic image of the Kingdom's tourist, heritage, and natural sites to boost tourism in Saudi Arabia.Honoring the Sponsors
The Colors of Saudi Arabia, in its third round, honored the sponsors and business partners who contributed in sponsoring and supporting the forum, in recognition of their role in supporting important events their efforts to sponsor this major event, and to achieve the principle of partnership and integration between the public and private sectors in support of national tourism.Honoring the Winners of the Prince Sultan Award
His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman, President of the SCTH, honored the winners of the Prince Sultan Photography Award, which aims to attract creative photography, strengthen the public’s interest in the kingdom’s cultural and historical heritage, and honor the photography pioneers who helped develop the art of photography inside Saudi Arabia. The prize fund for the award was 200,000 SAR for the two categories of Photography Pioneers, and Literature and Publications.
Honoring the Winners of the Photography Contest
Photography PioneersSusan Salem Baqeel
- Photography PioneersHani Al-Durai
Photography PioneersMohammed bin Ayda bin Bakheet al-Maliki
Photography PioneersAbdullah bin Saleh Nahd al-Dhahiri
Photography PioneersAdnan Hashim Al-Shubar
Photography PioneersMohammed Ali Al Ansari
Publications and LiteratureOkaz Foundation for Press and Publishing (Najran Book)
Publications and LiteratureYounes Sulaiman
The third round of the Colors of Saudi Photography Contest attracted 1,700 photographers with more than 5,000 photos taken of the Kingdom within the categories of: Tourism Experience; Antiquities and Urban and Popular Heritage; Nature and Saudi Faces in addition to Saudi Arabia in the World's Eyes and Smartphones. The total prize fund reached 800,000 SAR distributed among 35 photographers. Winners of Photography ContestThe Tourism Films Contest
This contest aims to develop and encourage the production of short tourism films and create competition among professional and amateur videographers and producers. The number of participants was 82 and the total prize amount reached 200,000 SAR which was awarded to five winners.
Winners of Tourism Films ContestHonoring the Juries
His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman, President of the SCTH, honored the members of Colors of Saudi Contest juries which included a group of specialized jurors in photography and film production, carefully chosen to guarantee the best choice of works was submitted according to the terms and criteria laid out by the organizing committee. The jury consisted of 17 local and international experienced jurors.
Photography Contest Jury
Tourism Short Films Jury
The Colors of Saudi Arabia Exhibition 2014 encompassed several pavilions; the most prominent being a large pavilion for participating and winning photos. It also encompassed pavilions for 80 participating entities and a number of pavilions for sponsors, exhibitors, photography associations and clubs, as well as a number of photography agencies. The exhibition included photos taken by international photographers who effectively highlighted the Kingdom's history and its development which were displayed in the pavilion of Saudi Arabia in the World's Eyes.The Scientific Program
The Scientific Program for the Colors of Saudi Arabia Forum 2014 encompassed 53 workshops and training courses that were centered around comprehension and diversity in this field. They were presented by several local and international experts and covered photography and videography. The program attracted 2,487 participants.Access and participation