To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family, the Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) has opened the ‘Your Family, Your Lens’ photography competition, in collaboration with the Qatar Photographic Society.

The competition aims to focus on the critical role of family in community development, examine the challenges faced by families and highlight the crucial contribution they make to the progression of society. Entrants are encouraged to join the 20th anniversary celebrations with the best adjudged photographs showcased during the Doha Conference 2014 taking place on 12 and 17 April 2014 at the Qatar National Convention Centre.

DIFI, a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, and the organising committee is inviting all members of the public to participate in this artistic endeavour with cash prizes of over QR30,000 up for grabs. In line with DIFI’s main objective of focusing on the pivotal role of families, the organising committee believes that photographs can successfully capture this meaningful message by reflecting personal thoughts and aspirations, while painting an expressive picture of families.

Participants should ensure that the pictures submitted are of the highest quality and shed light on their unique artistic vision. The winning images, as well as the best photographic entries, will be displayed in the exhibition Area during the conference.

To encourage the community to contribute and acknowledge the artistic efforts of participants, the organising committee will award winners with cash prizes. The top four winners will receive the following: First prize QR10,000; second prize QR7,000; third prize QR5,000; and fourth prize QR4,000. Winners who rank from 5th place up to 15th place, will each be awarded QR1,000.

The deadline for entries to the photography competition is Monday 31 March 2014. Submissions should be made to Qatar Photographic Society’s headquarters at Katara Cultural Village, building number 18.

For more information, contact Kamal Mohamed at 5585 4319 or 4467 7793.