Qatar Airways, official co-host of the Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF), launches their special online contest that lets you show your appreciation of your own country through food art. The Skytrax Airline of the Year 2015 followers are encouraged to be creative in drawing their national flag using native food and post it online using #QIFF2016. Selected winner will get a chance to enter the random draw for a trip to Doha to experience the biggest yet organised QIFF.

The ‘Plate Your Nation’ campaign will feed people’s imaginations; conjuring images of Italian flags made of tomato, mozzarella and basil, or the iconic Japanese red sun on a field of white, made entirely of sushi and rice, the possibilities are endless.

The rules are simple: create a representation of a national flag using edible materials, post a picture on Qatar Airways’ Twitter, Facebook or Instagram channels using #QIFF2016 and #GoingPlacesTogether by 7 March 2016 *.

One lucky winner will be chosen and announced on 10 March 2016 and will win a return trip to Doha for two during QIFF, including Economy Class flights and a three-night stay in Qatar’s five-star hotel, Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl-Qatar. QIFF has been extended to a seven day festival this year and will be held between 22 – 28 March.

Qatar Airways Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications, Ms. Salam Al Shawa, said:

The Qatar International Food Festival has truly become one of the world’s must-experience city-based festivals, encapsulating the very best culinary hospitality that Doha has to offer. The worldwide trend of ‘eating and tweeting’ has seen social media flooded with images of global ingredients – inspiring more people to take the trip of a lifetime to experience another culture fully, especially their cuisine. What better way to share in this enjoyment than to engage our millions of fans and followers, food lovers and festival goers, in this creative culinary competition, rewarding them with a five-star invitation to join Qatar Airways at what promises to be an extraordinary event.’

The festival, co-organised by the Qatar Tourism Authority and Qatar Airways, attracts visitors from different cultures across the world and this year will present an exciting range of international flavours and eateries, to be explored alongside a full programme of live cooking demonstrations and entertainment, throughout the seven-day event. This year the festival will expand to incorporate three venues; the Museum of Islamic Art Park, The Pearl-Qatar and Katara Cultural Village.

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