Calling all Arab creatives, this Saudi photography contest could be your big break

You've got until 23 September to go for it!
Calling all Arab creatives, this Saudi photography contest could be your big break
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It can be difficult finding work as an Arab creative, especially in the middle of a pandemic. But The Royal Commission for AlUla in Saudi has just created an opportunity that you won't be able to resist. 

The historic Saudi landmark and Sony have come together to recruit five budding photographers living in AlUla to help #CaptureAlUla in the lead up to their re-opening in October. AlUla's heritage site is renowned for it's long history, dating back to 200,000 years ago. As Saudi Arabia's first UNESCO location, AlUla is so much more than just a unique desert landscape. More than 100 well-presevered tombs can be found there, telling stories of ancient civilisations, and an unseen world of wonder.  

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بمناسبة #اليوم_العالمي_للتصوير @ExperienceAlUla في مهمة للبحث عن افضل خمس مواهب في التصوير الفوتوغرافي من #العلا. شاركونا أروع ما التقطت عدساتكم عبر #صور_العلا في مواضيع: الطبيعة، معالم، أشخاص، تصميم، والمغامرة. للمزيد عن تفاصيل المسابقة والمشاركة يرجى زيارة الرابط في البايو. #اكتشف_العلا As it’s #worldphotographyday, @ExperienceAlUla is looking for five talented #AlUla local photographers to help us #CaptureAlUla. Share your best photos of AlUla’s Nature, Monuments, People, Design or Adventure on #CaptureAlUla and you are in! Get full details of the competition by clicking the link in our bio: #CaptureAlUla #ExperienceAlUla . . . . #sonymea #mysonymea #sonyalpha #SonyAlUla #SonyKSA @sonymea

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This new exclusive photography competition is open to KSA nationals living in AlUla, and participants are able to submit up to 10 photographs per category. The categories set by the competition are 'Nature,' 'Monumental,' 'People,' 'Design,' and 'Adventure.' Applicants just have to post their pics on Instagram and have to tag @experiencealula, hashtag #capturealula and #experiencealula. 

The judges include the RCU content team and a representative from Sony Photography. 

What does the prize include? 

Each winner (one per category) will have the chance to show their creativity and shoot 50 photographs with a commission of SAR 10,000 (AKA Dhs9,793) working with the Royal Commission for AlUla’s destination management and marketing organisation. Oh, and Sony Alpha 6600M camera which is worth around Dhs6,000

What are the judges looking for?

Technique, creativity, and storytelling. 

For more information concerning the contest, click here

If you're a young Arab photographer, this is your chance!