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Katara Awards Winners of Photography Contest from Recent Ghabqa

Katara Photo contest winners

Katara Cultural Village recently awarded prizes to winners of its photography competition based on Ghabqa, the night market in Katara during the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Participants tried to capture the best images from the night market, which attracted huge crowds and offered a diverse selection of delicacies from a number of leading outlets. More than 50 companies participated, with Ghabqa said to be the biggest crowd puller in Katara during Ramadan.

Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, General Manager of Katara, gave the prizes to winners at a ceremony attended by several other senior Katara officials.

Moroccan Yousuf Loulidi won the first prize of QAR 10,000. Yemeni national Yahya Al Sorory and Indian Syed Mohammed Firoz, won second and third prize with cash prizes of QAR 7,000 and QAR 5,000, respectively.

Al Sulaiti said the competition is part of Katara’s continuing effort in support of artists and photographers. This is not the first time that Katara held a photography competition and they are quite happy with the response from the public. A similar competition was also held in April which was focused on traditional Arabic coffee, Qahwa. The contest was held in connection with the exhibition on coffee, Caffeinated, which was also hosted in Katara.

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