The Supreme Education Council (SEC), in collaboration with Al Salam International, announced the launch of the Best Vintage Photography contest in the field of education at a press conference held today at The Gate Mall. The contest will be held, to judge the top ten iconic photographs that capture the various facets of education in the country.
The scope of photography that qualifies for the contest include photographs of students who have now become eminent public figures in the country, photographs of significant educational conferences and seminars hosted in Qatar, as well as photographs of international, regional or local educational competitions that witnessed Qatar’s participation. The contest is open to all residents in the country, regardless of nationality. All entries must be submitted by 12 November 2015.
Speaking at the conference, Jaber Al Shawy, SEC’s Media and Communication assistant manager, said:
As one of the fastest growing economies of the world, the State of Qatar has rapidly transformed its educational landscape to complement the diversifying economic goals. Today, Qatar stands as the beacon of knowledge as we work together to create a world-class educational system, in line with the objectives of the Qatar National Vision 2030. As part of Qatar’s education sector, the Supreme Educational Council is honoured to celebrate the nation’s spectacular journey towards enlightenment. The Best Vintage Photography contest will serve as a unique platform for every resident in the country to be part of this amazing journey as we share historic moments with one and all.’
To this, AbdulSalam Issa Abu Issa, Deputy COO of Salam International, added:
We are proud to support SEC in launching this one-of-a-kind contest that showcases Qatar’s educational past in a new light. Photography has always been deeply rooted in the history of Salam International – a passion brought to life through our founder, the late AbdulSalam Mohammed Abu Issa. We are excited to celebrate this passion once again through the Best Vintage Photograph contest, which will capture the country’s humble aspirations, over the decades, of becoming a world leader in education.’
The press conference was also attended by Abdullah Al Kubaisy, Chief of the Arab and Islamic Affairs department in Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science at SEC along with other officials from Al Salam International.
The results of the contest will be announced on the SEC website and across its social media channels. Winners will be felicitated at a special award ceremony that will be held at the SEC premises in Darb Al Saai during the Qatar National Day. As a reward, the top 10 contestants will receive a state-of-the-art digital camera.