H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum established the ‘Hamdan International Photography Award’. This demonstrates the commitment of Dubai to encouraging and supporting art, culture and innovation. The Award appeals to all talented photographers across the globe, and also nurtures national talent. As well as raising the level of entries, HIPA wanted to attract a more international audience to participate in the award. The competition carries a grand prize of $120,000. In its Fifth Edition and four categories, HIPA continues to be a magnet for thousands of innovative photographers from around the world. Newcomers will take up the challenge and seek to bring the Awards to new heights. They will lead the eyes of millions of spectators on a quest for beauty and truth, touching their souls with tales of reality and charm.