The Qatar Japan 2012 team at Qatar Museums Authority (QMA), in collaboration with Salam Studios & Stores and Nikon, are holding a photography competition to coincide with the year-long series of cultural, sporting, and business events and activities planned to celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Qatar and Japan.

The competition, called ‘Qatar Through the Eyes of its People’ aims to showcase aspects of Qatar including the country’s development, the natural side of Qatar and the symbols of its identity, and its people and traditions. As the title implies, the competition’s goal is to showcase different aspects of life in Qatar to the Japanese audience through the lenses of Qatar’s talented photographers.

The competition is open for Qataris only and the top 4 participants will win one of four brand new Nikon DSLR cameras, including a D7000 W/18-105MM for the first place winner. In addition, the 10 shortlisted photos will be displayed in Tokyo, Japan, during ‘Ferjaan: Qatar in Tokyo’ week.

Photographers are invited to submit a maximum of 2 high-quality entries. Further information and entry specifications details are available at Qatar Japan 2012 website. Deadline for submission is 21st June, 2012.