Interested persons can submit their work on the festival website before November 1, 2022 for a chance to win QAR 30,000 of funding.
Qatar Museums has announced an open call for the third edition of the Sheikh Saud Al Thani Project and Single Image Awards.
The open call is part of Tasweer, an annual photography festival celebrating photographers from the West Asia and North Africa (WANA) region.
The prize, dedicated to Sheikh Saud Al Thani (1966-2014) – one of Qatar’s foremost collectors who largely shaped the Museum of Islamic Art’s extraordinary collection – invites photographers from across the WANA region to submit their applications before November 1, 2022.
The Sheikh Saud Project Award is an annual grant for photographers residing at WANA, supporting proposals for the development or completion of a photographic project.
The winners selected by the jury will each receive a grant of QAR 30,000 to support their developing or new photographic project. The SHeikh Saoud Single Image Award is an open call for a single image that best represents the photographer’s experience and personal story.
Khalifa Al Obaidly, Founding Director of Tasweer, said, “We are delighted to invite aspiring and established photographers from across the WANA region to submit their entries for the third edition of the Sheikh Saud Al Thani Project and Single Image Awards. The annual competition provides an opportunity to discover phenomenal talent with winning works featured in an exhibition during Tasweer in March 2023, drawing local, regional and international attention to the photographic energy and creativity of the region.
The annual photography competition is organized in partnership with the Sheikh Saud Al Thani Foundation and Hamad Medical Corporation. As part of Tasweer’s collaboration with HMC, a selection of the winning images will be displayed on screens in inpatient rooms.
Qatar Museums founded Tasweer to nurture and shine the international spotlight on aspiring and established photographers and photographic communities in the WANA region. The initiative builds on Qatar’s museums’ commitment to nurturing artistic talent and supporting the country’s thriving cultural landscape.
WANA photographers are invited to submit their applications at www.tasweer.org.qa before November 1, 2022.
The winners will be announced in March 2023 when the next edition of Tasweer is launched.