Xposure International Photography & Film Competitions-2019


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The Xposure International Photography & Film Competitions 2019 is organized by Sharjah Government Media Bureau.

Last date of entry

10th July 2019

Who may participant

The International Photography & Film Competitions open to all nationalities over the age of 18 and the Junior Category for under 18’s resident in the UAE.




Xposure is a non-profit educational & photography platform that combines a range of photography events including; Exhibitions, Workshops, Seminars, Presentations, Competitions, Photo Walks, a photographic product Trade Show.

Sharjah Government Media Bureau launched the concept of Xposure in 2016 as an International Photography Festival that would become an annual feature in the calendar of professional photographers, photography enthusiasts, filmmakers, students and educators from around the world

The Xposure International competition has 10 categories:

  • Nature & Landscape,
  • Portrait & People,
  • Architectural,
  • Photojournalism,
  • Mobile Photography,
  • Night Photography,
  • Best of the Emirates,
  • Junior Category,( Junior Category for under 18 – UAE Residents)
  • Sharjah Government Open,(This is a restricted category specifically for individuals who are in the employment of the Sharjah Government.)
  • Short Film & Moving Image,

Competition Rules

  • Entrans image size should be close to 5,000 pixels on the longer dimension,
  • Photo long dimension of at least 2,700 pixels and saved at 300 dpi 28cm, or larger, as a jpeg file,
  • Entrans images that are up to 8 megabytes uncompressed,
  • Competition Images may be colour profiled in sRGB, Adobe-1998, or not colour-managed,
  • Entrants photography & film are limited to up to 10,
  • Festival enable entrants to submit across multiple categories only one image may be uploaded at a time with the exception of stories in the TAPSA section.,

Entry Process


Xposure International photography and Film Festival Upload Photo and Film.

Xposure international photography festival events- Xposure 2018 Winners.


In each category, there will be awarded:

  1. 1 Winner,
  2. 1 Runner-up,
  3. 5 Shortlisted photographers,

Cash and Benefits

  1. Overall Winner – $3,000 (USD) and more,
  2. Category Winners – $1,500 (USD) and more,
  3. Category Runner-up – $750 (USD) and more,

Entry fees

This competition is FREE to enter.

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Visit Official Website to learn more about the competition and submitted rules.