It was a packed house at the eclectic Etihad Museum, Jumeirah, Dubai, the venue for Edition 2.0 of the Kioxa ExceLENS Awards, conceptualised and engineered by branding agency ISD Global, 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 39000 submissions from over 9000 participants from across the region made this a stupendous second edition of the Kioxa ExceLENS Awards,across fifteen categories including Food, Travel, People, Architecture, Automobile, Fine Arts, Wildlife, Street, Drone, Lifestyle, Technology, Videography/Moving Images. 30 winners (2 per category- winner & runner up) took home significant recognition for their talent, passion and hard work.
” We at Kioxia(formerly Toshiba memory) have always been at the cutting edge of innovation, technology and all the initiatives that positively impact people, community & the planet. Our continuous championing of the Kioxa ExceLENS Awards is a natural extension of the journey that we have embarked over 145 years ago of recognizing and rewarding talent capital. The second edition has been a phenomenal success and we remain committed to moving this initiative forward and making it bigger, better, averred Santosh Varghese, Vice President Toshiba Gulf FZE “.
The next edition of the Kioxa ExceLENS Awardswill be announced by the end of August 2022. The distilling and shortlisting were done by an eminent panel of jury members with a collective experience of over 250 years in the craft and art of photography who put in their heart and soul for the shortlisting.
” At ISD Global, the endeavor is always to make ideas happen for the benefit of the community that it desires to serve. The ExceLENS Awards is a fitting testament to that mindset. Trust and inspiration is always our ethos and with the support of brands like Kioxia and all the energies and emotional labor invested by the thousands of participants, jury members, special advisors, a venue like the Etihad Museum and our team, we indeed get the wind beneath our wings to transform ideas into reality, shared Suresh Dinakaran, Chief Storyteller, ISD Global “.
The Awards ceremony was a hybrid one with many winners and nominees attending it virtually as well. Going forward plans are afoot to launch a ‘ Wall of Frame ‘, a series of roadshows that will exhibit the shortlisted work across multiple venues and platforms. The journey of excellence will continue its relentless march.
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