by Noor Zain
Abqaiq — The Abqaiq Photography Group (APG) successfully held its first photography contest, open to members and nonmembers in the Abqaiq community.
A total of 37 photograph entries were received by the deadline, with winners being selected based on two different categories: Judges’ Selection and Members’ Favorite. The winning photos were selected based on various criteria, including composition and exposure, overall value and beauty, as well as skills and effort attempted.
The Members’ Favorite awards were voted by the APG members. The APG also exhibited the competition entries for the Abqaiq community to view and appreciate the hidden talents of Abqaiq.
Judges’ Selection (first): “A Sweet Welcome” in Sri Lanka by Tehreem Saood.
Judges’ Selection (second): “Silence of the Waves” at Cayirhan Lake, Turkey by Cengiz Vur.
Members’ Favorite (first): “Louvre at Twilight” in Paris by Rinnie Nelson.
Members’ Favorite (second) and Judges’ Selection (third, tie): “Silhouette and Pirouette” at Phuket Beach, Thailand by Vanessa Kearns.
Judges’ Selection (third, tie): “Underwater Fairytale” in BoraBora by Vanessa Kearns.
Members’ Favorite (third, tie): “The Foggy Forest” in Gaziantep, Turkey by Cengiz Vur.
Members’ Favorite (third, tie): “The Untold Story: Through the Eyes of An Elderly” in Istanbul, Turkey by Atheer Al Ajmi.