It is a national program launched by the SCTH in 2012 to emphasize on the importance of photography as a main element contributing to the promotion of the tourist system in the Kingdom, in addition to sponsoring Saudi promising talents in photography and encouraging them to highlight the Kingdom's tourist elements through Colors of Saudi program and its various activities throughout the year. The activities include Colors of Saudi Arabia Contests; photographers' tours; a traveling exhibition for the winning photos; Colors of Saudi Book which documents the winning and best photos in the Contest; and the annual forum that includes an annual exhibition for the Contest photos, pavilions for the participating entities, alongside a scientific program which involves training workshops and practical sessions displaying the latest in the world of photography and films.
What's New in Colors of Saudi 2018?
The Forum is held in a 15,000 m2 , space with the participation of more than 141 governmental and private exhibitors. It attracts more than 30,000 visitors with a strong presence of celebrities and innovators.
What does Colors of Saudi Forum present?
- The Colors of Saudi Arabia seeks to be up to date with all that is new in the photography industry and has made several improvements to the contest, exhibition, and the Prince Sultan Award including:
- The new Saudi from the Sky category in the photography contest.
- Introducing this year the People's Vote category in the photography and tourism film competitions.
- The International Award for Cultural Heritage category has been added to the Prince Sultan Award.
- Increasing the total amount of prize money to one million two hundred ninety thousand Saudi Riyals (1,290,000 SAR).
- Increasing the prize money for the Prince Sultan Award to 300,000 SAR.
Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman, President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, the four-day event includes a large exhibition for photography and short tourism films, an honoring ceremony, training workshops, specialized lectures in photography and tourism, tours for photographers, traveling exhibitions throughout the year as well as venues for photography unions, such as the Union of Arab Photographers and local and international photography academies and training centers. Local and international companies that provide photography services and equipment such as Ali Baba online store will be in attendance at the event held between Tuesday, December 12 to Saturday, December 16 at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center. See more...What is Prince Sultan Award?
This is an independent award which enjoys special status because of its connection with His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman - President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage. It aims to attract a high level of creativity in photography and to strengthen the public’s interest in cultural and historic heritage both locally and internationally, along with honoring the Kingdom's photography pioneers who contributed in developing photography in Saudi Arabia…see moreWhat is Colors of Saudi Exhibition?
This is the largest exhibition for photography and tourism films, organized by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage. It includes a national exhibition for photography and short tourism films, and a scientific program in photography arts, in addition to several areas for government agencies, local and international private companies, international photography unions, and local and international photography academies and training centers. Over the years the exhibition has attracted more than 170,000 visitors. see more
...What is the Scientific Program?
This is a group of lectures and training workshops in photography that are held as a part of the Colors of Saudi exhibition. It aims to educate visitors and broaden their knowledge in the field of photography, present the latest techniques in the global photo industry, and show examples of success stories from leading local and international photographers … see moreWhat is Colors of Saudi Contest?
This is the largest contest for photography and tourism films in the Arab region. It aims to highlight the cultural dimension of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the heritage and natural elements it enjoys, and to discover, encourage and support the promising talents in the photography industry. The contest also aims to motivate professional and amateur photographers to capture the Kingdom's finest tourist sites, heritage, antiquities, diverse natural environment, and cultural development … see more
What are Photographers Tours?
These free tours, organized by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, take participants to tourist, archeological and natural sites inside the Kingdom throughout the year. They can accommodate up to 10 photographers, with the aim of providing a means for citizens to discover their country, and allow photographers to take photos at sites that are hard to reach, highlighting them through their lenses. .. see moreWhat is the Traveling Exhibition?
This traveling exhibition, organized by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, includes more than 30 venues inside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It enables visitors to see displays of selected and winning photos from previous contests, with the purpose of presenting the commission's efforts to promote and encourage Saudi tourism and patronize the talented in photography. … see moreWhat is Colors of Saudi Book?
This publication documents the work of the photographers in the Colors of Saudi Contest who professionally displayed the nation's top tourist and heritage elements. It is a window to the assets of the nation and its citizens by highlighting the diversity and richness of the tourist elements that characterize the Kingdom. It is updated and published annually… see moreDo You Have Further Inquiries?
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