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HIPA 2013 Winners Announced In Dubai

HIPA 2013 Winners Announced In Dubai - HIPA has announced the 2013 prize winners with a prize value of $120,000 for the overall winner of the competition.

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Fuyang Zhou from China, Overall Grand Prize Winner.

The Hamdan International Photography Award (HIPA) winners have been announced at the Dubai International Finance Centre, in a special awards ceremony attended by the Crown Prince of Dubai, Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The overall winner of the grand prize of $120,000 is Fuyang Zhou from China, with his image shown above. 

The total number of entries the annual HIPA Award received in all categories reached 38,203 photographs, submitted by 26,006 photographers from 156 countries. There were a total of four categories in this year's competition: Black and White, General, Street Life, with an overall theme of Creating the Future.


Yanan Li from China, Black and White 1st Prize Winner.


Vladimir Proshin from Russian Federation, General 1st Prize Winner.


Ali Alzaidi, from India, Creating The Future 1st Prize Winner.

Each category has a number of runner up images, as well as separate prizes for United Arab Emirates (UAE) entrants, which are designed to encourage photography in the UAE. The winning photographs as well as the runner up images can be viewed on the HIPA Facebook page

HIPA recently announced two additional Appreciation Awards for people they felt deserved special recognition in the industry, and these were handed out at the HIPA 2013-2014 Grand Ceremony. Steve McCurry won the Photography Appreciation Award for being "one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than thirty years." Steve McCurry is known for his portraits, most notably, the famous "Afghan Girl" photo, which was named as "the most recognised photograph" in the history of the National Geographic magazine.

Ren Ng, Founder and Executive Chairman at Lytro, was awarded the Photographic Research/Report Award for introducing the first light field camera for consumers, the Lytro Light Field Camera. The camera lets you refocus your photo after you have taken it as well as alter the perspective of the image.

Additional information can be found on the HIPA website.

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fotocraft 5 3 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2014 3:43PM
Re: HIPA awards.
I understand that a query has been raised about the authenticity of the winning photograph. Something to do with the teacher's arm. Perhaps ePhotozine could shed more light on the subject.

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nik111 e2
6 318 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2014 2:56PM
Here's the official statement by the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA):

“The HIPA management was made aware of certain 'accusations and discussions' on social media questioning the authenticity of the ‘Grand Prize’ winning photograph from the third season of competition 'Creating the Future'.

We can assure the global photographic community, that all winning photographs with HIPA pass through several stages of evaluation by our international panel of judges before a final analysis of the (raw file) takes place, to ensure full compliance with all rules and regulations.

It is only after these thorough checks of authenticity, that winners are announced at the annual awards ceremony, and their photographs are then shared with international media outlets.

The management at HIPA would like to thank everyone for their input over the last few weeks and we hope to have more talented photographers take part in our new season of competition ‘Life in Colour’.”

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