Xposure 2021 extends entry deadline for Sharjah Government Open category to October 15

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There is good news for Sharjah’s most promising photographers as Xposure International Photography Festival has extended the deadline for submission of entries for the Sharjah Government Open category to October 15, 2020.

Targeting employees of the Sharjah Government, the competition’s new registration deadline will enable Sharjah government employees a longer time frame to leverage their creative possibilities and enter captivating images for consideration.

Sharjah Government Open category is one of the 10 categories under the fifth edition of Xposure 2021’s free-to-enter annual International Photography & Short Film Awards competition. The rules stipulate that the participant must be employed with any government entity in Sharjah both at the time of submission and when competition results are declared.

The images can be shot in any format, using any camera, and can fall under the scope of any genre of photography. There are no restrictions on age, background, or experience. The chief criteria for rewarding local photographic talent in the Sharjah Government Open category would be the submission of unique, exceptional, and high-quality images.

Hosted by the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB), the fifth edition of the Xposure international awards honours specialised photography skills in a total of 10 diverse categories of still images in addition to a ‘Short Film’ category for the benefit of filmmakers. The still image competition categories include the genres of Landscape, Portraiture, Travel Photography, Architectural Photography, and Photojournalism, amongst others.

Each category will feature one winner, one runner-up, and five shortlisted photographers. In addition to category-specific winners, one entry which scores the highest in the jury’s assessment will be announced the overall winner. 

To know more about the rules and guidelines, and to submit your entry in the Sharjah Government Open category, or any other categories of Xposure 2021 Awards, please visit: https://awards.xposure.ae/international-contest/


Xposure International Photography Festival is a premier photography and imaging show in the MENA region, and is widely attended by the world’s most acclaimed photographers, leading media and film professionals, photography enthusiasts, students, and educators.


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