UAE SDG Photography Award 2019

$25000 in cash prizes


The 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).

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.

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.


- People $5,000
- Planet $5,000
- Prosperity $5,000
- Peace $5,000
- Partnerships $5,000

The winner(s) will be contacted by UAE SDGS PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD and must provide UAE SDGS PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD with their bank account details and personal details within seven (7) days from UAE SDGS PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD's request. The cash money prize(s) will be paid to each winner within a period of two (2) months following the announcement of the Competition's results.

UAE SDGS PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD’s judging panel has the right, at its absolute discretion, to turn down or reject any Photo(s) or Submission(s) without having to give any notice or explanation to the relevant Participant.


Participants must be individuals aged eighteen (18) years or over at the time of the Submission(s).

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Submitted Photo(s) must be a single work of original material created and/or taken by you, must not contain any materials owned or controlled by a third party for which you have not obtained a license, permission or approval to use, must not infringe the copyright, trademark, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity.