Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 23 July 2019

August HIPA awards: Windows

The five winners are from Indonesia, Malaysia and the UAE

A winning photo from Indonesia's Ari Yuliarso. Courtesy HIPA
A winning photo from Indonesia's Ari Yuliarso. Courtesy HIPA

Another month, another HIPA contest concluded. The five winners chosen for the August edition of the competition, which was themed “Windows" are from Indonesia, Malaysia and the UAE.

As is the case every month, submissions for August were received with the hashtag #HIPAContest_Windows through the official HIPA instagram account @HIPAae.

“Windows was a theme which we considered to be rather challenging and in turn expected an interesting mix of submissions," says HIPA Secretary General, His Excellency Ali bin Thalith.

"We are delighted that our expectations were exceeded by the creativity in many of the submissions, something that is also clear in the winning photographs. We thank all those that submitted in the contest this month and congratulate all the winners on their superb photographs.”

One of the winners, Mohammed AlAli from the UAE, describes his unique photograph: “I took this photograph in a hospital in India, where a family member of mine was receiving treatment. Passing through the nursery, I noticed a small newborn baby boy lying inside an incubator and asked for permission to photograph him through the tiny incubator window."

"I am very happy and proud to have taken such a unique photograph which thankfully has been recognised by HIPA," he says.

"As I continue to grow as a photographer, I hope that I can reach a level where I become a mentor to other photographers wanting to improve themselves.”

The five winning Instagram photos are below:

Mohammed Abdulrhman AlAli, United Arab Emirates:

Bahauddin Raja Baso, Indonesia:

A post shared by @uudevilito on

Mohd Nazri bin Sulaiman, Malaysia:

Yoga Ardi Nugroho, Indonesia:

Ari Yuliarso, Indonesia:

A post shared by Ari Yuliarso (@ariyuliarso) on


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Updated: September 10, 2017 02:41 PM