With a staggering $450,000 prize fund, the Hamdan International Photography Awards are open for entries. Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the theme for this year's HIPA contest is Humanity - with the Grand Prize winner receiving a cash award of $120,000 for the best overall picture on the subject.
Founded in 2011 under the patronage of crown prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid bin Mohammed al Maktoum, the HIPA awards are not only open to any photographer, professional or amateur, they are also completely free to enter.
Alongside the Humanity theme, there will also be a special category for architectural images. And as usual, there will be portfolio, color, and black-and-white awards to be won too.
Entries to the competition must be submitted before 31 January 2021. To see the full details and to enter the competition, see the HIPA 2021 website.