Oman girl wins Instagram photo contest in Dubai

Oman student Balqees Khalifa al Khaifi is one of the winners of Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (#HIPA) 2018 held under the theme ‘White.’ She tops the list that includes winners from Bahrain’s Isa Ebrahim, Joey S Reginaldo of Philippines,  Abdul Shukkur of India and Humoud Abdullah Alshayji of the Philippines.

HIPA Secretary General, Ali bin Thalith, said, “Sometimes the simplicity of an image turns it into a visual masterpiece that is easy on the eye and appreciated by many. The serenity of the colour white is something that is often reflected in stunning photography which is why we wanted to explore it in this past month’s Instagram Photo Contest. The winners of this edition of the contest were able to deliver breathtaking photographs while maintaining a level beauty and poise. We congratulate all our winners and commend them for their wonderful work.”