Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Photography Award has opened for registration for the second time, for photographers based in the country.
The Visual Arts Commission launched the second annual competition.
A spokesperson for the arts organisation said: “By creating a visual narrative that encapsulates the beauty and cultural essence of the Kingdom, the Kingdom Photography Award will provide a platform for emerging photographers to portray the diversity of Saudi Arabia, under the theme ‘We Tell Stories”. Photographers are encouraged to submit a series of 3–10 photographs that tell a compelling story of everyday life in Saudi Arabia.”
The competition, available to both Saudi nationals and residents, encourages participants to capture “a day in the life,” loved ones, familiar places, or the inspiring landscapes they live in. This competition is an opportunity to realise that every facet of the Kingdom has the potential to be a masterpiece.
The Kingdom Photography Award offers participants a chance to win 20,000 SAR and gift vouchers worth 20,000 SAR per winner, as well as access to mentorship programs led by renowned professional photographers. In addition, selected entries will also be featured at an exhibition in Hayy Jameel, Jeddah, providing a platform for emerging photographers to showcase their work alongside accomplished professionals.