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Win up to Dh45,000 in RTA photo contest


DUBAI – Get your camera out, folks. You could win a total of Dh45,000 from the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and all you need to do is channel your inner photographer to get the best shots of Dubai’s public transport.

The RTA on Tuesday (June 22) announced that the photography competition will open on June 27 and run for three weeks until July 15.

Participants must take their most creative photos of any public transport in Dubai: Dubai Metro, Dubai Tram, bus, taxi, ferry or abra. Photography is not allowed inside RTA’s public transport modes and stations in Dubai to ensure commuters’ privacy and comfort.

Participants must submit a minimum of three photos, with at least one for each theme: Art and Architecture, Public Transport and Emirati Culture and Lifestyle.

Photos must be submitted via Check out rules here

The photography contest is done in collaboration with the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA).

The first prize is Dh10,000 while the second prize is Dh7,000 and the third prize is Dh3,000. Another 25 winners will also get Nol cards valued at Dh1,000 each.

Meanwhile, the RTA reminded participants to “adhere to prescribed terms and conditions, especially in regards to passengers privacy on board public transport means.” ICA/Expat Media

Submission rules

1. Online submissions must be done through

2. Submissions will be accepted from 00:01 on June 27 to 24:00 on July 15.

3. Participants must 18 years old or older

4. Submit one photo in each relevant category, with title and description for each photo

5. The same photo must not be submitted in more than one category

6. Submitted photo must have an original file in JPEG format, with high quality and resolution, of a minimum 2 MB in size, the minimum of the longest edge should be no less than 2000 pixel and the quality no less than 300dpi to be suitable for printing on the nol card.

7. Submissions from mobile phones and drones are allowed, but must not be less than 2 MB in size and must be suitable for printing on Nol card.

8. Upload original photo(s) (RAW) or the photo(s) without any editing on the time of submitting the photo(s) to the competition.

9. All submitted photo(s) must not contain any tag, signature, initial, frame, border, logos or other references

10. Basic technical editing of photos is acceptable, provided that any such editing does not affect the authenticity and/or genuineness of the photos

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