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 SCTH continues to receive entries of competitors for Saudi Colors-6 Awards
 ( Published On Sunday 22 October 2017, 2 Safar 1439, Time: 8:47)

SCTH continues to receive entries of competitors for Saudi Colors-6 Awards

SCTH continues to receive entries of competitors for Saudi Colors Awards-VI


SCTH has recently announced that it will continue to receive entries of competitors for Saudi Colors Awards for photography and tourism films (6th Session) until Oct. 28, 2017, and the total amount of awards has been increased to SR 1.2 million.


Interested photographers, who wish to participate in the contest, can register their work through the official website of the competition (WWW.COLORS.SA), which also provides information and details about the competitions in both Arabic and English.


Saudi Colors competitions are aimed at using the art of photography in raising people’s awareness towards Kingdom’s natural and heritage tourism potentials. It is a serious attempt to discover and support promising national talent in photography and filmmaking, as well as increase national interest in tourism, and documenting the culture and heritage of the Kingdom.


In its sixth edition, the Saudi Colors Awards competitions will witness featuring of new themes in both the tourism films and photography.  Many improvements are made in a number of themes and categories in an effort to motivate talents of artists, amateur and professional photographers in varied areas fields that is intended to contribute to highlighting the cultural and natural tourism potentials of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia the art of photography.  


Noteworthy, in July 2017, when SCTH began receiving competitors’ works, it had announced an increase in value of the Saudi Colors awards for tourism films to SR 550,000.  This is to encourage and support the short tourism films producers and photographers. It also has increased the number of award categories to seven. The first category for short feature films, second one for culture and heritage, the third for films on nature, the fourth for tourism destinations, and the fifth devoted to  theme, Saudi Arabia Today.


Each of the five previous categories receives a sum of SR 100,000 cash award, while the sixth category will be decided by public vote and receives a sum of SR 50,000.  The seventh category includes business films of which three winning films will be selected, and each winner will be awarded a shield.


The total value of the prizes for still photography as reached SR 740,000, which will be divided among the winners of various categories, including ‘cultural heritage’, ‘Saudi Arabia today’, ‘Saudi Arabia from the Sky’, “Saudi Arabia in the Global Eyes’, ‘Smart phone photography competition’ and a private competition to be voted by the public. The number of winners in each theme has been reduced to three, in an effort to increase the competitiveness of participants.


The Saudi Colors Forum is the biggest national event on photography and its works will be utilized in highlighting the cultural, natural, heritage and touristic potential of the Kingdom, as well to enhance citizen’s knowledge on his homeland, and introduce expatriates to local tourism, additionally, create market for tourism products and destinations, while highlighting the distinctive diversity of the kingdom. – SCTA

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