Qatar Hayati is an art contest, but, as the name suggests, it is much more. It celebrates the spirit of Qatar that calls out to the world and invites us all to explore our beautiful nation through the heart of art.
It is an opportunity to show our way of life and bring alive the marvels of our amazing country through the canvas of painting, sketches, photography, poetry, and short videos. We have such a wealth of traditions and heritage but also lovingly preserved nature and wildlife. There’s the adventurous outdoor life and the shop till you drop in to eat. There’s the modern architecture and the ancient sands, and there’s us all, the names and faces that have together made our land paradise on Earth.
And that’s what we want to bring out… Each art piece becomes an experience, a moment captured as a memory, a story waiting to be told, a journey transformed into a work of eternal beauty.
The best entries will get compiled together into a presentation to be shared with travellers from across the globe. And you will cast magic on them, with your imagination and passion and words and lines. And they too will then say, ‘Qatar Hayati’, Qatar is my life.
This Art Contest can be entered by submitting your entries that depict the best of Qatar (Tourist
Destinations/Attractions/Location/Activities/Experiences) through the medium of:
The email to send in your entries is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Entries must include:
Your Contact Number: we need it to call and let you know that you’ve won 😉
Your Full Name: we need this to know who are we calling 😊
Featured Tourist Destination / Attraction / Location / Activity / Experience:
[only entries received from 5th Oct ’19 00:01 until 15th Nov ’19 23:59 (Arabia Standard Time – AST) will be accepted – winners will be notified by email and telephone by the 29nd of Nov 2019]
The following prizes will be awarded to 5 different winners
Wonders of the Desert (desert safari)
Package includes :
4 hours desert safari
Pick-up and drop-off
Dune bashing, for up to 45 mins
Lunch or dinner
Kayaking in the mangroves
Package includes :
Pick-up and drop-off
Explore Doha from the Sea (Dhow Cruise)
Dhow cruise 3 hours ride
Barbecue on board
Water/soft drink and light snacks
Dinner for 2 at a renowned hotels in Qatar
3 nights accommodation in a 4 star hotel in Doha
In the case of painting or sketches
The size of the painting / sketch must be a minimum size of 18 inches wide X 24 inches tall and maximum of 24 inches wide X 36 inches tall
You must send a hi-resolution image of the painting or sketch – in order to be displayed without being stretched or distorted, photographs must be submitted in .jpeg, .jpg or .gif format, with a minimum DPI of 300, at least 3,000 pixels on each of the sides, no smaller than 2 MB
No editing of the image is permitted and Organizer may ask for the original artwork as proof
Artwork containing imagery that is offensive, slanderous, vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate will not be accepted
In the case of photographs
In order to be displayed without being stretched or distorted, photographs must be submitted in .jpeg, .jpg or .gif format, with a minimum DPI of 300, at least 3,000 pixels on each of the sides, no smaller than 2 MB
Basic editing, including colour enhancement, use of filters, and cropping of the photo(s) is acceptable, provided any such editing does not affect the authenticity and/or genuineness of the Photo
Advanced editing used to create illusions, deceptions and/or manipulations, and the adding and removing of significant elements within the frame is prohibited
Photos containing imagery that is offensive, slanderous, vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate will not be accepted
In the case of poems
The poems can be 8, 10, 12, 14, or 16 lines
Any genre is allowed
The poem can be with or without rhyme
All poems should be in English or Arabic
In case of Arabic, an English translation must be provided
Poem must adhere to basic rules of capitalization: please do not type poem in all capital letters and do not capitalize the first letter of every word; only capitalize words that are proper (i.e. names and places), and the first word of each line may be capitalized.
Please proofread your poem for any grammatical errors or typos.
Please do not use slang or other texting lingo; spell out all words.
Poems containing language that is offensive, slanderous, vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate will not be accepted
In the case of videos
The video must be a maximum of 1 minute long.
The video must be uploaded to an online video platform, like Vimeo or YouTube, with the URL provided as part of your contest entry
The video must be Your original work, not copied from others, and must not violate the rights of any other person or entity.
The video must contain only authorized content—including music, images, film clips, and other intellectual or copyrighted property
Video containing imagery that is offensive, slanderous, vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate will not be accepted
All entries must follow the guidelines below
All submissions for the contest must be your absolute property – submitting an entry automatically implies that you are the absolute copyright holder of the entry or have been authorized by the copyright holder(s) to submit the same, and that there is no other person or entity with copyright/authorization for the same
Entries that include provocative, lewd, inappropriate, offensive, violent, and/or sexual content; include offensive or vulgar language; are contrary to the law, religious, cultural & moral traditions and practices of Qatar; include trademarks, logos, or other intellectual property not owned by You, will be disqualified and we will reserve the right to take strict action against You, including action that is possible to the fullest extent of the law
Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified – the absolute and complete right to debar a participant or disqualify any submission rests with the ORGANIZER with no limit or challenge
You must warrant that you have obtained all necessary releases from models and other subjects featured in the works of art and any additional releases required with respect to names, trademarks, designs, or works of art depicted in the submitted work of art and that the creation, display, or distribution of the work of art will not violate any law
You warrant that the submitted entry is an original work of art and not a copy or derivative of any other copyrighted or published work of art