They came. They clicked. They conquered.
It was a packed house at the eclectic Etihad Museum,Dubai, the venue for the 1st Toshiba Excelens Awards instituted to salute the achievements of the region’s finest photographers (Pros/Amateurs), to discover new and emerging talent including students, home makers, hobbyists, literally anyone, and to promote the appreciation of photography/videography.
More than 6000 submissions from over 1000 participants from across the region made this a stupendous first edition of the Awards(Conceptualised and Engineered by Dubai based branding agency ISD Global), across nine categories including Food, Travel, People, Architecture, Fine Arts, Nature/Wildlife, Street, Lifestyle/Fashion, Technology, Videography/Moving Images. 18 winners(2 per category- winner & runner up) took home just recognition for their talent, passion and hardwork. That apart, 3 students were recognised for their photography work and 3 more were lucky to win an all expenses paid exotic foreign holiday. In all, a total of 24 winners.