Under the patronage of King Khalid University President, Prof. Abdul Rahman Hamad Aldawood, the Vice - President for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, Dr. Majid Al Harbi has sponsored the coronation ceremony for the winners in the first national competition in photography. It can be recalled that the competition was held on the occasion of the 84th National Day of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the slogan "The Homeland in a photo". The ceremony was arranged earlier today (Wednesday 2/3/1436 AH) at the Headquarters of the University City in Abha.
Immediately upon his arrival, Al-Harbi visited stands in the accompanying exhibition, where he had a look on the winning photos, as well as a number of distinctive photos. In a speech on the occasion, he confirmed that the contest was to promote belonging and loyalty to the nation among members of the community. The contest was also considered a contribution by the university in national events, thus proving its presence in national competitions by being involved in the numerous segments of national competitions and activities, and by encouraging young talents, and introducing them to develop their photographic talents. The University, through arranging such competitions, is trying to encourage students to draw inspiration from the glorious National day in their work, and to perpetuate the day via cameras.
Then, the first places winning cash prizes were announced. Prizes were worth SR 50,000. In the first place came Abrar Omar Baoge from the city of Jeddah, and Ali Hussein Al-Kodsi from Abha City. The third place winner was Majid Ahmed Altijani. Nora Rashid Kherfa from AlKharj province came in the fourth place. Arbitration Committee prize nominated Owaied Hamad Al Oweid from Al-Qassim Province.
In the same context, the Technical Director and chairman of the Arbitration Committee, Dr. Ali Marzouk confirmed that the competition has achieved a number of objectives which includes promoting patriotism among members of the community; the contribution of the university in national events through involving in the largest number of aspects of the innovators in its diverse national competitions and activities, in addition to encouraging young talents and introducing them and their creations, and improving their photographic talents.
Regarding the regulations of sorting winning entries, Dr. Marzouk explained that the competition was launched depending on uploading all participating works via a link. In the first phase was the approval for participation and the arbitration by specialized committee, which picked works that met all the regulated conditions. In the second phase, four participation were chosen to win the competition prizes. He added, "In recognition of the wonderful artistic competition, the Committee proposed a fifth prize entitled "The Prize of the Arbitration Committee".