Being a photographer and a blogger am excited to attend this years Moments Competition 2018 by Nat Geo Abudhabi and Almarai. The winner was announced in an unveiling event that took place at Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

The main purpose of this competition is to nurture aspiring photographers from around the Arab World and this time competition witnessed a marked increase in the number of entries from Saudi Arabia, UAE and the rest of the GCC.

Selected from among 40,000 entries and 64 short-listed photos, 22-year old Mohammed Al Baraway from Palestine has been named as winner of this year’s competition, in recognition for his talent and creative interpretation of this year’s theme, “Stories From Arabia.

‘Moments’ is held in partnership with Almarai, the largest vertically integrated dairy company in the world and MENA’s largest food production and distribution company. The competition reflects Almarai’s commitment to foster Arab talent and provide them with the exposure and the possibility to be discovered on such a prominent platform.

This year’s Grand Prize winner will have their photograph printed in the National Geographic magazine Arabic edition and is heading to a 10-day photography expedition trip to Italy, where he will be mentored by National Geographic expert photographers, in addition to $10,000 worth of photography equipment.

For more on the competition, please visit