Qatar Museums has launched an equestrian photo competition to uncover new photographic talent across Qatar.

The photo competition the body responsible for developing, promoting and sustaining Qatar’s cultural sector under the visionary guidance of its Chairperson, HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, invites amateur and professional photographers to submit images that capture powerful, eye catching imagery of the striking Arabian horses in action as they race at various events organised by the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club (QREC) between November 2014 and February 2015. Director of Communication at Qatar Museums, Hamad Al Eida, said:

 The Equestrian Photography Competition is a new and exciting initiative that gives aspiring and professional photographers in Qatar the opportunity to showcase their talent and capture powerful imagery of beautiful Arabian horses in action. At Qatar Museums, we are shining a spotlight on the importance of horses in Qatari culture, which have always been an important part of the heritage of Qatar and a source of national pride. We are excited to see all of the wonderful submissions of these magnificent animals as seen through the eyes of the local community.’

The competition, running from 25 November 2014 to 26 February 2015 and launched in line with Qatar Museums’ commitment of nurturing emerging talent, celebrates the role that horses have played in Arabic art, as well as their contribution to Qatar’s heritage and culture.

The overall winner will be announced at the QREC’s 40th anniversary event in February 2015, with the winner being invited on the trip of a lifetime, to the famous Racing and Equestrian event in France, The Qatar Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe in 2015. The best photos entries from the competition will also be unveiled during the anniversary event.

To enter, participants need to register via Qatar Museums’ website. Once registered, entrants will gain exclusive access to a press box at one of the QREC events to capture close up shots. Events to attend will be based on the QREC events calendar, with equestrian activities held twice a week. Each entrant can submit up to three shots.

For more information on terms and conditions and entry requirements, visit Qatar Museums’ website.