Royal Automobile Museum Photography Contest

Royal Automobile Museum Photography Contest

Sometime last week, I received an invitation to attend the launching of the Royal Automobile Museum Photography Contest to celebrate the Birthday of His Majesty King Abduallah the II. The competition aims to encourage amateur photographers to be part of this larger community by participating in this competition.

The Event which was organized by  the Royal Automobile Museum Jordan was also hosted at the Royal Automobile Museum venue on the 30th of January at 1:00 p.m, which included the launching of the photography contest and a luncheon for all participating guests and members of the press.

Interested individuals who wish to participate in the competition must log on to to fill in the application and select a date to take their photos.  Registration will start on January 31st and end on the 12th of Feb.
Scheduled photography visits will start on February 13th and until the 24th, where each participant may enter the competition with one picture, printed on an A3 3cm thick wooden board, to be submitted to the museum during the period of 25th until 28th of February.
All photos will then be judged by a selected panel of experts in the photography and automotive fields. Winners will be announced on the 7th of March during a reception held at the museum. All photos submitted for the competition become property of the museum, and will not be returned.

Director of the museum Mr. Raja Gargour commented saying “There could not be a better place to use one’s imagination and creative abilities other than to photograph automotive sculptures during the ages. We are looking forward to the great results in recognition of the country’s photographers, professional and amateur.”

What are you waiting for? I know many people have always wondered what it would be like clicking away behind a Camera lens … This is your chance to shine …

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  2. Lara, I randomly came across your post regarding the photography competition and if I may, would like to comment on it. First and foremost, I was part of this competition. Secondly and for the record, Canon (UEC) specifically informed everybody that their photos were not to be highly edited simply corrected for contrast, highlights, etc… and no MAJOR alterations. Lo and behold, all 3 that actually won the competition had EXTREME ALTERATIONS to the photos such as HDR processing, removal of reflections, adding star-sparkle like reflections to their bumpers, you name it. There was never any criteria that detailed what we could and could not do however UEC completely contradicted themselves by telling us not to do that, yet the 3 winners did.

    Furthermore, something that I believe is even more important. I had previously serviced my CANON DSLR camera with UEC and they actually damaged certain parts inside during the simple cleaning process. It took them 4 months to repair my camera which consequently resulted in me complaining to Canon Middle East (Dubai). On March 7th, I found that my photo was nowhere to be found among the others displayed inside the museum; which in my opinion and many others was more than worthy to be displayed among top 40 photos inside the museum. To my surprise an employee admitted to me that they wanted to “teach me a lesson for complaining to Canon Dubai” and basically retaliate by not displaying my photo in the museum AT ALL!!!

    As pleased as I was with the competition and the submissions overall, fantastic photos, I still think that something of this nature should also be published and they should be ashamed of what they’ve done.

    Thank you


    • Dear 🙂 to be clear i’m not saying that no mistakes where made, but regarding the removal the reflections they where clear about it that its ok as long as you don’t make radical changes to the photo. And it was because there was too many spot lights to effect the photo and your mistake was that you did not ask how much is too much, and they said you can only use the flash and you cant use lights on stands but you can use as much flashs as you want. But most of the participants never asked about this. And regarding the cleaning for your camera you should try to do it on your own its easy. Just look it up on . Good luck next time,

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