(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) The 20th Oman Photography Competition, which will take place in November, has received 52 photographs till now. Organisers are expecting more entries during the last week.
''Though we have only received 52 photographs until now, we are expecting many more in the next ten days. We will have about 150 to 200 photographs entering the fray every day. This has been the trend every year. We receive the maximum number of entries during the last week. The volume of entries is so heavy that we have to recruit part-timers and volunteers to handle them. Our past experience says that there will be more than 1,200 photographs and 200 participants - both professional and amateurs,'' said Ahmed Abdullah al Busaidi, supervisor of the Oman Photography Club.
''People wait to capture good moments during Eid,'' he added.
The last date for submitting entries is October 30. One of the most sought after annual competitions for amateur and professional photographers in the sultanate, the event is being organised by the Oman Photography Club.
''Ever since the event was announced we have been getting great response from both amateur and professional photographers.
''Among the 12 photographers who have send their photographs, there are several who are amateurs. We are amazed at the level of talent available in the country,'' said Busaidi.
The winners of the competition will be judged on subject, composition, focus, colours and lighting.
The subjects for the competition this year are open' and still life'.
Some of the pictures are often used in ministries, buildings and in the pamphlets of companies.
The final results for the competition will be announced on December 4 at the Omani Fine Arts Society. An exhibition will also be held on the sam