2020 Moments: National Geographic urges region's photographers to share snapshots for competition

The annual competition, which spotlights works by photographers in the Mena region, wants entrants to capture the overall 'sentiment' of the year

National Geographic Abu Dhabi has announced the launch of the 10th annual Moments photography competition, a prize that shines a light on life around the Mena region.

Click through the gallery above to see Moments winners from previous years.

The theme of this year's competition is 2020 Moments, which National Geographic Abu Dhabi hopes will "perfectly capture the overall moods, sentiments and unique experiences we all shared and experienced this year".

HUSSEIN MAHMOUD MOHAMMED EGYPT. Credit: National Geographic.
HUSSEIN MAHMOUD MOHAMMED EGYPT. Credit: National Geographic.

Not just for expert photographers, the competition is open to budding artists and novices looking to challenge themselves.

The competition opened on Monday, August 17, and applicants can submit their entry until Thursday, October 15. Entrants can submit up to 10 images to the website.

"Whether taken with a phone or professional camera, entrants are encouraged to use their creative lens to narrate visual stories that best define a world that has been hushed, paused and forever changed following recent events," National Geographic Abu Dhabi said.

The competition is held to promote and nurture local photography talent. Since it launched in 2010, the competition has had more than 250,000 entries submitted across the Mena region.

The 2020 competition's judging panel will include Muhammed Muheisen, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner and National Geographic photographer, and Almarai's Hussam R Abdulqader.

For more information, visit www.natgeo-moments.com

Updated: August 18, 2020 04:13 PM


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