Sharjah Government Media Bureau launched the concept of Xposure in 2016 as an International Photography Festival that would become an annual feature in the calendar of professional photographers, photography enthusiasts, filmmakers, students and educators from around the world. Supported by professionals and industry experts, Xposure International Photography Festival, offers many exciting prospects to learn new skills and network with leading professionals and enthusiasts, along with the opportunity to see, handle and try the latest photographic products.
Xposure is the official educational & imagery photography platform that combines a broad range of photography events including; Exhibitions, Workshops, Seminars, Presentations, Competitions, Photo Walks, a photographic product Trade Show.
Best of the Emirates
Short Film Category
Free to enter. Photographers of all ages, backgrounds, and experience are eligible to enter the Xposure International Competitions.
Overall Winner – 3,000 (USD) / digital imaging equipment / Flights and accommodation to the awards ceremony in Sharjah UAE / Included in the Xposure festival exhibition / Publication in the Xposure Year Book
Category Winners – 1,500 (USD) / digital imaging equipment / Flights and accommodation to the awards ceremony in Sharjah UAE / Included in the Xposure festival exhibition / Publication in the Xposure Year Book
Category Runner-up – 750 (USD) / Included in the Xposure festival exhibition / Publication in the Xposure Year Book
Shortlisted – Online Exhibition / displayed during the Xposure Festival
* Junior Category for under 18 – UAE Residents
A restricted “Junior” category for residents of the United Arab Emirates who are under 18. (Alternate prizes apply – see below) In addition to the main prizes of best overall entry, all winning and shortlisted photographers of each category will be included in the publication of the Xposure Year Book and featured in a gallery at Xposure. In each category, there shall be awarded:
- Junior Category under 18 ‘Winner’ – Photo equipment and included in the Xposure festival exhibition / Publication in the Xposure Year Book
- Junior Category under 18 ‘Runner-up’ – Included in the Xposure festival exhibition.
How to apply?
Online entries will be accepted from June 1st, 2018 to August 30th, 2018. The latest time for submitting an entry will be 23:00 GST – Gulf Standard Time (Standard Time) is (UTC +4)
Online application via this link: https://awards.xposure.ae/
For more information please visit the official website.