International Competitions

FREE to enter International Photography & Film Competitions with great prizes across several genres. Photographers of all ages, backgrounds, and experience are eligible to enter the Xposure International Competitions. We have also introduced a new category for film-makers from 2018. The panel of judges are looking to award an Overall Winner from the photography categories and additionally a winner and runner-up from each category including short-films.

Travel Photography
Macro Photography
Photo Manipulation
Street Photography
Best of the Emirates
Architectural Photography
Photojournalism
Junior Category*
Short Film Category

  • 1 Winner
  • 1 Runner-up
  • 5 Shortlisted photographers

Prizes & Benefits
Overall Winner  – $3,000 (USD) / digital imaging equipment / Flights and accommodation to the awards ceremony in Sharjah UAE / Included in the Xposure festival exhibition  / Publication in the Xposure Year Book

Category Winners – $1,500 (USD) / digital imaging equipment / Flights and accommodation to the awards ceremony in Sharjah UAE / Included in the Xposure festival exhibition  / Publication in the Xposure Year Book

Category Runner-up – $750 (USD) / Included in the Xposure festival exhibition  / Publication in the Xposure Year Book

Shortlisted – Online Exhibition  / displayed during the Xposure Festival

* Junior Category for under 18 – UAE Residents
A restricted “Junior” category for residents of the United Arab Emirates who are under 18. (Alternate prizes apply – see below) In addition to the main prizes of best overall entry, all winning and shortlisted photographers of each category will be included in the publication of the Xposure Year Book and featured in a gallery at Xposure.  In each category, there shall be awarded:

  • Junior Category under 18 ‘Winner’ – Photo equipment and included in the Xposure festival exhibition  / Publication in the Xposure Year Book
  • Junior Category under 18  ‘Runner-up’ – Included in the Xposure festival exhibition.

Competition Entries
Online entries will be accepted from June 1st, 2018 to August 30th, 2018. The latest time for submitting an entry will be 23:00 GST – Gulf Standard Time (Standard Time) is (UTC +4)