Sunday 28, February 2016

Dubai – MENA Herald: CITY WALK, THE BEACH and BOXPARK are set to launch ‘Urban Pixels’, a one-of-a-kind photography competition that will offer hobbyists and amateur photographers in the region aged 12 and above a platform to showcase their talent.
Starting 3 March 2016, the unique outdoor destinations by Meraas will host the talent-spotting event in association with Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, the Emirate’s dedicated entity for heritage, arts and culture, as part of Dubai Art Season 2016. The event will draw on the expertise of a panel of award winning, international industry personalities to judge the entries.
In an effort to support amateur photographers and encourage them to capture the most evocative and well-composed images, a workshop will be hosted on Saturday, 19 March at THE BEACH. For more information, please email
To participate in ‘Urban Pixels’, candidates must capture images at one of the three lifestyle destinations, CITY WALK, THE BEACH or BOXPARK, and submit entries to,, and/or Submitted images must have resolutions above 2MB in order to qualify for the competition.
Winners of the Urban Pixels competition will be selected based on the composition, creativity, originality and technical skills that have gone into their images. Adding to the excitement, Samsung is sponsoring a themed sub-category called the ‘Samsung Smartphone Category’. Upon registering, participants will be given the option to take part in the category by borrowing the latest Samsung Galaxy Smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S7, delivering brighter and sharper images, even in low light. Once the device is returned, each participant will be given the images they have captured for submitting into the competition.

Four finalists from 30 shortlisted entries selected as ‘Winner’, ‘Runner-Up’, ‘People’s Choice’ and in the ‘Samsung Smartphone Category’ will be announced at a special VIP Award Ceremony at CITY WALK on Monday, 4 April 2016. As a finale to the month-long initiative, the work submitted by the top 30 shortlisted entries including the winners will be displayed for public viewing from 5th – 16th April 2016.