The Hamdan International Photography Award (HIPA) is celebrating being awarded the Pan Arab Web Awards Academy (PAWA) Gold Award in the "Awards" category. The award beat off competition from 420 organisations throughout the Arab world. Websites were judged on aspects such as website design, user-friendliness, and various other technical aspects related to the programming of web pages.
The Hamdan International Photography Award had launched its new website in March of this year in line with the launch of the third season of the award "Creating the Future". The current HIPA website is available in four languages which are Arabic, English, German and Mandarin Chinese. The new website was designed to improve the submission process for photographers wishing to submit photographs in this season's competition as well as visitors wanting to learn more about the award and the art of photography.