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Young ADIPEC photo competition winners capture splendour of Abu Dhabi On Camera

posted on 15/11/2014: 1788 views

The winning entries of the Young ADIPEC photo competition that asked students to capture the beauty of Abu Dhabi on camera were announced yesterday at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2014, one of the world's largest energy events.

Under the theme of "Abu Dhabi Architecture," the photo competition, sponsored by Total, asked students to uncover the splendour of the emirate by capturing beautiful rural or urban city scenes, landscapes, or landmarks, on camera. The competition was open to all students from the ages of 11 to 18 across the U.A.E. and was split into four categories: boys 11-14 and 15-18, and girls 11-14 and 15-18.

The three short-listed entries from each category have been on display at the Young ADIPEC stand this week and on social media. Young ADIPEC is an outreach programme aligned with ADIPEC and designed to encourage youth to pursue a career in the oil and gas industry.

"Total is pleased to support educational projects that aim to encourage young people's awareness of the opportunities that our oil and gas industry can offer," said Jennifer Coconnier, Senior Adviser of Human Capabilities at Total EP in the U.A.E.. "The Young ADIPEC photography competition is an excellent way to do this by inviting school students to engage with their environment." Jean-Philippe Cosse, ADIPEC 2014 Event Director at dmg events, said: "This photo competition celebrates not only the splendour of Abu Dhabi but also the talent and skill of the young people in the U.A.E.. All of the entries the judges have seen have been truly outstanding and the exceptionally high standard shows just how much talent there is here. That vast talent base will provide the leaders of tomorrow, not just for the energy industry but for the country." Ambarish Suresh from the Abu Dhabi Indian School won the boys 11-14 category, with his serene image of Sheikh Zayed Bridge glowing beautifully against the night sky and the glistening water. In the 15-18 range, Nahyan Alazizi from Al Ruwad Model School won with his captivating photo capturing the light of a passing car, with a cascading water fountain and an ornately designed hotel setting the perfect backdrop.

"I spend hours on end each day walking around Abu Dhabi absorbing the beautiful scenery and capturing it with my camera," said Alazizi. "It is a simple life joy that I never grow tired of." "I took this photo nearly six months ago, before I even knew about this competition. I entered so that I can see how my photography skills compare to the rest, and winning first place was truly a great surprise. This was a learning experience for me, and I hope to continue improving my skills." In the girls 11-14 category, Ameena Alhosani from the Glenelg School of Abu Dhabi was chosen for her stunning photo of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, and Nasiba Kutty from Merryland International School scooped the prize for the 15-18 age category for her dramatic picture featuring the beautiful dome of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque.

Speaking on behalf of his younger sister, Shanos Mohamed Kutty said Nasiba was overjoyed when she discovered that she won the competition.

"My sister is very passionate about photography, and you'll often find her clicking away during her free time," he said. "It is truly a great honour to have celebrated this achievement in the presence of a prestigious crowd." – Emirates News Agency, WAM


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