UAE SDG Photography Award 2019

UAE SDG Photography Award recognizes the immense power of images, to helping us raise awareness as a globally community reach the goals of a better world in unique way. The award was created to use a visual medium towards advancing awareness, and achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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UAE SDG Photography Award

The UAE National Committee on SDGs, in collaborations with the Hamdan bin Mohammad Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA), invites all amateur and professional photographers from around the United Arab Emirates and around the world, to showcase their portfolios in the UAE’s SDG Photography Award.


•People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnerships
•Portfolio (Story telling): The portfolio category render the photographer’s story telling skill through 5 to 10 photographs. The challenge lies in the details of capturing photographs in separate frames that would tell a story by themselves, complimented by a 100 words short story and connection to a SDG, city and country.


•$5,000 in each category
•170 selected portfolios and photo will be published in a book and unveiled at the World Government Summit – SDGs in Action, Dubai, UAE, in February 2020.

Entry deadline: 31st July 2019

Image requirements: JPEG format, with high quality and resolution, of a minimum 5 MB in size, the minimum of the longest edge should be no less than 2000 pixel and the quality no less than 300dpi to be suitable for publication.

Online submission of digital photographs via the website

In 2015, 193 countries adopted the framework for SDGs, to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. The SDG framework is designed for the global community to take action on some of the most pressing challenges confronting our world, in the pursuit of a more prosperous, inclusive and peaceful world. These Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth –while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

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