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Red Bull 5 Pics held in Oman for first time

Photographers of all backgrounds and levels have the chance to reveal the inspiration that drives them in the first edition of Red Bull 5 Pics

Red Bull 5 Pics is a digital based photography event that brings together talented young enthusiasts and pioneering professional photographers.

Photographers of all backgrounds & levels currently have the chance to reveal the inspiration that drives them, demonstrate the techniques and tricks that give them the edge and most importantly, demonstrate their ability to tell a story through their digital photographs.

Each participating photographer must tell a story with five of their best photographs of Unseen Oman by uploading them to the Red Bull 5 Pics website. The photographs will be assessed by a professional panel of judges.

Currently more than 250 photographers have registered on the website, the top 20 albums will be selected based on online voting. A judging session will then be held at an exclusive gallery exhibition at Bait Zubair Museum on May 27 where the judges will select the winner from amongst the finest based on technicality.

The first time event is being held in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, Ooredoo, Nikon, DHL, Bait Zubair, Photo Centre, Hi FM, Hala FM and See Muscat. Talking about the event Raed Dawood, Director of Government Relations and Corporate Affairs at Ooredoo, said: “Sponsoring the Red Bull 5 Pics event highlights one of our goals to support human growth by allowing photographers in Oman to showcase their talent. This creative platform gives both amateur and professional photographers the chance to express themselves and the beauty and uniqueness of Oman as well as to promote their skill.”

He added: “Ooredoo is supporting the competition using the hashtag #OurOman, something we created for the people of Oman and to bring together a variety of messages through a range of channels to showcase our amazing country.”