Qatar Museums announces ‘Year of Culture’ photography competition
January 13 2019 12:37 AM
‘Cricket photography’ by Abdelhamid Serghini.

After officially announcing India as its 2019 Year of Culture partner country, Qatar Museums (QM) has officially launched the first initiative of what is set to be a year filled with cultural and artistic exchange.
The competition, titled ‘Cricket Contemporary Photography’, invites Qatar-based photographers to submit photographs and videos about cricket for a chance to a prize from Qatar Museums.
Said to have originated in 16th century southeast England, cricket went on to become one of the most popular sport in India.
Photographs and videos submitted for review may depict any location in Qatar where the community plays cricket, including professional or friendly matches that portray themes such as competition, sportsmanship, passion, loss, and triumph.
Commenting on the competition launch, Fuad al-Mudahka, acting director of 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum, said: “Photography has always been an integral part of the Year of Culture program. Every year we look to photographers to use their imagery to introduce audiences to the cultural elements of both Qatar and partner countries, thus fostering mutual appreciation and understanding between our people.
“Cricket has long been a sport that ignites passion among its enthusiasts and we look forward how participants can bring that to life.”
Under the leadership of HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, QM spearheads the Years of Culture initiative — an annual series of bilateral, cultural exchange programmes with a partner country.
It is designed to deepen understanding between nations and their people through mutual exchanges of arts, culture and heritage.
The deadline for submissions is March 31. More information about requirements in available online at

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