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The announcement of the winners of “Date Palm through the Eyes of the World" 2018

The General Secretariat of Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation announced the names of the winners of the International Photography Competition; "The Date Palm Through the Eyes of the World" at its ninth session of 2018 in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi International Photography Association, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nahayan Mubarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Tolerance and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Award, where the results were as follows::

The first place goes to the photographer; Mohammed Al Boulushi

The second place goes to the photographer; Anthony Ostria

Third place goes to the photographer; Nidal Al-Salemi

The third place goes to the photographer; Sultan Al Zaidi

This came in a press statement made by His Excellency Dr. Abdelouahhab Zaid, Secretary General of the Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation, who expressed his happiness of the achievements of the competition over nine years, which in return reinforce the human relationship with the Date palm tree through the use of the photography art as a means to develop public awareness of the importance of date palm tree,  creating a wider space for the exchange of experiences among photographers from all over the world, highlighting the tourism, environmental and heritage elements of the date palms tree through the photograph and encouraging the connection of humans to the land and environment.

The Secretary-General of the award added that the ninth session was marked by the participation of 497 photographers representing 26 countries around the world, and the total number of participating pictures was 1021 of the most beautiful pictures that expressed their love for date palm tree and their intimate relationship with the blessed tree.

The Secretary-General praised the intimate relationship between the photographers and date palm tree, which expressed a passion and love in the eyes of the Palm photographers from different countries of the world. This session is also characterized by the presentation of quality distinguished pictures. The Secretary-General also appreciates the efforts exerted by the amateur and professional participating photographers.