Saudi Photography Contest
Take part in the largest photography contest in the Arab world. Show your creativity along with an elite group of professional photographers in the Colors of Saudi Photography Contest.

Contest objectives
  • Highlighting the role of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage by introducing the Kingdom's tourism attractions.
  • Encouraging and honoring photographers who support tourism and national heritage.
  • Helping to promote photographs covering national tourism.

Contest Categories

The contest considers photos which express and document Saudi national heritage and the legacy of its predecessors, including:
  • Immobile antiquities: these include archeological sites, urban heritage areas, historical mosques, castles, forts, rock carvings and dams - to name a few.
  • Mobile antiquities: these include clay, stone, glass and metal utensils, jewelry and coins, manuscripts, tools and museum collections.
  • Traditional social life: this includes popular heritage, folklore, habits, food, clothes, traditions and arts, handicrafts, traditional professions, games and heritage festivals.
  • Various cultural activities that express the history and civilization of Saudi Arabia's people.

Applications for the contest can be submitted between 17/5/2018 and 16/10/2018

 

This contest is open to Saudi citizens only and welcomes photographs taken from above the Kingdom whether it is from a plane, helicopter, gliding or from a high point.

Applications for this contest can be submitted between 17/5/2018 and 16/10/2018.


 
Covers photographs with subjects of nature, and natural scenery. This could include, but is not restricted to, mountains, deserts, beaches, vegetation, animals, wildlife, countryside, islands, and other landscapes which involve some human interference, such as farms, nature preserves, gardens, beachfronts…etc
Applications for this contest can be submitted between 17/5/2018 and 16/10/2018
 

This category, open to Saudi residents only, involves photos which express all aspects of modern life in the Kingdom. It includes:

  • City development including infrastructure and urban renaissance, as well as roads, markets, restaurants, gardens, museums and people's life.
  • Government and private facilities, business facilities, industrial and medical facilities, exhibition and convention facilities, and the activities involved.
  • Major infrastructure projects such as roads, underground railways, airports, trains, ports, dams, and desalination facilities.
  • Education and future facilities such as universities, cities and technology companies and the activities involved.
  • Aspects of modern life for the Saudi citizen in his home, at work, in society and social occasions.
  • Sport and recreational projects such as clubs, stadiums, gyms, and amusement parks and the activities involved.

Applications for the contest can be submitted between 17/5/2018 and 16/10/2018


 
This contest is open to people from outside the Kingdom and aims to encourage those that visit the area to capture tourism spots and photograph the Kingdom's heritage and cultural depth.
Contest Themes
There are four main themes:
  • Cultural Heritage immobile antiquities, mobile antiquities, social life, habits and traditions and cultural activities.
  • From the Sky photos of Saudi Arabia captured from air, whether by plane or from a high point.
  • Landscape & Nature: Covers photographs with subjects of nature, and natural scenery. This could include, but is not restricted to, mountains, deserts, beaches, vegetation, animals, wildlife, countryside, islands, and other landscapes which involve some human interference, such as farms, nature preserves, gardens, beachfronts…etc
  • Saudi Arabia Today photos that express all aspects of modern life in Saudi Arabia from cities, facilities, and infrastructure of all kinds.
Applications for this contest can be submitted between 17/5/2018 and 16/10/2018

 
This contest is open to all Saudis and non-Saudis and aims to encourage and contribute towards promoting tourism and national heritage through photos taken on a smart phone. The total prize fund in this category is worth 75,000 SAR.
Contest Themes
The three main themes are:
  • Cultural Heritage immobile antiquities, mobile antiquities, social life, habits and traditions and cultural activities.
  • Nature elements of nature with no human interference such as mountains, deserts, islands and animals etc.
  • Saudi Arabia Today photos that express all aspects of modern life in Saudi Arabia from cities, facilities and infrastructure of all kinds.
Applications for this contest can be submitted between 17/5/2018 and 16/10/2018.

 
Saudi photographers share their photos on subjects capturing Saudi tourism and the public decides the best photos. Voting will be open to people from all around the world to choose the three best photos for three weeks in November 2017.
Contest Themes
Saudi tourism in general can include special activities and events in a tourist’s journey or any tourist activity. This can include elements of nature, culture or heritage.
This does not include religious rituals, mosques or rituals of Hajj and Umrah because they are not considered tourist activities.
Applications for this contest can be submitted between 17/5/2018 and 16/10/2018.

 


Inquiries and Suggestions
We are happy to answer any questions you may have on the contest. You can contact our specialized team by any one of the following ways:
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