MyQatar, a national environment-themed photography challenge, has been launched under the patronage of the Ministry of Environment. The challenge, which is sponsored by The Youth Company, N-KOM and NAKILAT, provides the opportunity for all university and high school students to showcase their photography skills by capturing photos of nature in Qatar.
There are three main categories: wildlife, recycling and greenery. Students can practice their photography skills by capturing breathtaking scenes, which fall into either of the categories. The first prize winner will receive a cash prize of 3,000 QR and have his/her photograph displayed along with several others at a photography exhibition that will be held during World Environment Day. Students coming in second and third place also stand a chance to win attractive prizes.
Students can submit their photos by uploading them on their public Instagram accounts and using the hashtags #QWED2015 and #QATARWED2015 until May 10th, 2015.
This project challenges Qatar’s young people to come up with inspirational shots that promote sustainable and environmentally-friendly activities. The Youth Company, alongside Nakilat and N-KOM, hope to instill a love for all things environmental, so that all of Qatar’s residents can benefit from a greener tomorrow.
Abdullah Al Sulaiti, Managing Director, Nakilat, said: “This competition sums up everything Nakilat wants to inspire in young people – creative thinking, a vision for the future of Qatar, and our responsibility to protect the environment. We encourage students to participate, and to think outside the box in photographing Qatari wildlife, green areas and sustainable developments.”
Mohamed Farid, Founder and Chairman of The Youth Company encouraged young
students to take part in the challenge and to maintain the environment. “This competition is a great way for young photographers to get recognition and debut their skills. This is also a great learning opportunity for all of us. We need to sustain our environment for the next generations. Our environment is beautiful; let us keep it that way.”
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