Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) 2015, co-organised by Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) and Qatar Airways, has been widely-celebrated across social media channels, particularly Twitter and Instagram, as festival visitors have shared their enjoyment of and participation in the immense variety of entertainment activities on offer.

This year’s social media competitions have inspired QIFF visitors to post thousands of images and messages throughout the five-day event. The competition entitled ‘Take a Picture of Your Family While They Cook‘ is offering participants the chance to win valuable prizes, including a visit for two to Qatar and tickets to attend the Qatar Airways Business Class ‘Dinner in the Sky’ . The visit consists of free tickets as well as a free five-star hotel accommodation with breakfast.

Participants must post a group picture of their family while they prepare delicious recipes at home, as the contest aims to help participants showcase their families’ cooking skills and highlight the spirit of solidarity and teamwork in preparing and cooking food together.

A second competition entitled ‘A Different Side of Turkish Cooking’ has allowed participants to show their creative talent by taking a photo of the Turkish corner at QIFF and uploading it to Instagram. The participant with the best photo will win two tickets to Turkey together with a hotel stay.

Participants in the two competitions must be 18 years of age and over, and their social media contributions must include the festival’s hashtag #QIFF2015. Both competitions will run until Friday, 27 March 2015 and the results will be announced on 28 March 2015.

QTA has also hosted the ‘Be Part of the QIFF Cookbook’ activity on Instagram, where participants can share their favorite Qatari recipes or smart cooking tips with the audience, by posting in the comments section.

QIFF is a key cultural and social event enriching Qatar’s entertainment activities, and offering tourists and families an opportunity to taste various delicious food options. The event seeks to provide Qatar’s hospitality sector with a chance to promote the best food and beverages services it has. Top international chefs take part in the festival by celebrating premium made recipes from  fresh ingredients and displaying innovative dishes with the aim of taking visitors on an intercontinental journey.