Aspiring Female Photographer Wins $120,000 Grand Prize: HIPA Contest Season 9
The HIPA photography contest is an idea that has come to Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum who is the hereditary prince of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He is famous as a person who promotes art, poetry, and other aesthetic subject fields.
“Water” was the main theme. The grand prize was $120,000 in cash. The board members recommended three special awards this time as in the season 9, which were ‘The Photography Appreciation Award’, ‘The Photography Content Creator Award’, and the ‘Emerging Person or Organization in Photography Award’. Other categories were General photography, mobile photography, and portfolio photography.
There were two subcategories under the general category.
– Black and White
In the portfolio category, competitors were asked to submit 5–10 photographs under the same section.
The winners were announced on June 7 and an Australian ocean photographer, as well as an Explorer, won the grand prize of $120,000. She is none other than Jasmine Carey. Her award-winning photo was a Humpback whale sleeping with her baby calf in the deep sea. Carey took this underwater photo in the Kingdom of Tonga, South Pacific.
The Grand Prize Winning Photo
Here Are Some Of The Highlighted Photographs!
#1 Water: 1st Place, François Bogaerts
#2 Water: 2nd Place, Shanth Kumar
#3 Water: 3rd Place, Buchari Diken
#4 Water: 4th Place, Sourav Das
#5 Water: 5th Place, Yousef Zaabi
#6 General (Color): 1st Place, Fahad Enezi
#7 General (Color): 2nd Place, Yose Mirza
#8 General (Color): 3rd Place, Rashed Sumaiti
#9 General (Black And White): 1st Place, Talal Al Rabah
#10 General (Black And White): 2nd Place, Anna Niemiec
#11 General (Black And White): 3rd Place, Sujan Sarkar
#12 Mobile Photography: 1st Place, Apratim Pal
#13 Mobile Photography: 2nd Place, Budi Gunawan
#14 Mobile Photography: 3rd Place, Abdullah Alshathri