ABU DHABI, 1st August, 2022 (WAM) — Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) announced the launch of the most beautiful photography contest that reflects the theme of its upcoming edition, “Sustainability and Heritage … A Reborn Aspiration”.
The contest expresses in the language of art the efforts of Abu Dhabi and the world in promoting the sustainability of the environment, hunting and heritage sports, in addition to introducing the cultural, civilisational and environmental heritage of parents and grandparents, and the importance of preserving wildlife. The registration process started and will continue until 31st August, 2022, where the conditions, criteria and participation form are available on the ADIHEX website.
In its new edition, ADIHEX also launched the contest for the most beautiful photo of ADIHEX (taken by visitors) during the seven days of the event. A series of images can be presented, embodying the activities with its various features, from Arena and falcon platforms, the Arabian Saluki Beauty Contest, falcon auction, horse auction, camel auction, traditional arts and crafts, and much more of the 11 sectors of the exhibition. The number of images allowed in the competition for each candidate is a minimum of five and a maximum of ten images.
The contest, whose results will be announced about two weeks after the event, aims to provide a platform to support and embrace creators of photography/video from different categories, as well as motivate and attract amateurs. It also ensures that visitors share the photos they captured during ADIHEX.
The photography competitions also aim to support intergenerational communication, preserve and protect ancestral heritage by presenting a vivid artistic image of the activities and features, encourage visitors of different nationalities to preserve the local heritage, contribute to documenting the wildlife and desert environment, and highlighting the position and global leadership of ADIHEX.
ADIHEX also launched a competition for the most beautiful video of its daily features, to be shared on Instagram. The video must be recorded during ADIHEX 2022 and revolve around its theme. Winning the competition depends on the recommendations of the audience and the video with the maximum ‘likes’ will win the first prize. Any video that is not related to the content of the event will be rejected. Each photographer can participate with an unspecified number of videos, but each participant cannot win more than one award.
At the beginning of July, ADIHEX announced the opening of admissions for participating in its specialised heritage, artistic and cultural competitions. These competitions include 27 categories and sections, where registration is available until the end of next month. Forty-five prizes have been allocated for the various competitions.
Applications should be submitted via e-mail to the Emirates Falconers Club or by filling out the form of each competition available on the ADIHEX website.
The 19th edition of ADIHEX is organised by Emirates Falconers’ Club from 26th September to 2nd October, 2022.