Instagram Competition

Visit any of the Sharjah Light Festival shows in Sharjah, Khorfakan, Kalba or Dibba Al Hisn, you will be captivated by the stunning lights and could even win a prize in the SLF Photography competition.
Upload your favourite photographs or videos to the official Instagram account @shjtourism,  use #sharjahlf and mention @shjtourism.

[Sharjah light festival Instagram Competition]
Official Competition Rules’

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These “Official Competition Rules” govern the participation in the above referenced competition (the “Competition”), which is organized by the ‘Sharjah Commerce & Tourism Development Authority (“SCTDA”). The Competition will be organized to celebrate Sharjah Light Festival which is the most popular festival in the emirates of Sharjah. Participation in the Competition shall be subject to these Official Competition Rules and be considered as a confirmation of  your full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Competition Rules. It is important that you read and understand them.

  • Eligibility
    The Competition is open to amateur or professional photographers of all ages (in their individual personal capacity) who are UAE nationals or nationals of other countries, provided that they are residents of Sharjah or the UAE.. SCTDA employees and their immediate family members or any other person who is directly connected with SCTDA, shall be ineligible to enter the Competition.
  • How to Enter?
  • Participants must:
  • follow the Competition official instagram account [@shjtourism];
  • take and upload as many photographs and/ or videos of Sharjah Light Festival shows in the cities of Sharjah, Khorfkan, Kalba or Dibba Al Hisn, and ensure that they use hashtag [#sharjahlf] and mention @shjtourism.
  • The Competition opens at 07:30 pm (Sharjah time) on 2 February 2017, and closes at 03:00 pm (Sharjah time) on 12 February 2017 (the “Closing Date”).
  • Entries must be recent and shall be titled before being uploaded on Instagram. Entries must not be obscene, defamatory in any way and shall comply with the prevailing laws of Sharjah and the UAE.
  • Prizes:
  • Winners will be selected on 13 Feb 2017, (the “Closing Date”). A panel of judges consisting of SCTDA and Proof Integrated Communications will select 3 photography winners as well as the 3 winners of the best video (the “Winners”). Decision shall be final and binding in all regards and no correspondence shall be entered into.
  • SCTDA reserves the right to reject any participant for any reason they deem possible.
  1. Prizes will be as follows:
  • Best Photo
  • First winner receives AED 4000;
  • Second winner receives AED 3,000;
  • Third winner receives AED 3000;
  • Best Video:
  • First winner receives AED 4000;
  • Second winner receives AED 3,000;
  • Third winner receives AED 3000;

SCTDA will announce the winners’ names and upload the winning entries on the authority’s social media network accounts (facebook, instagram and twitter). SCTDA will then contact the winners for full name and contact details. SCTDA will confirm to the winners via email the details of their Prizes. If a Winner cannot be contacted within (15) days of first notification attempt, or in the event that a winner transpires to have breached these Official Competition Rules., SCTDA may secede to grant the Prize to the next entrant.

  • Winners commit to deliver to SCTDA, whenever required, a compact disc containing an electronic copy of the wining entries.
  • Prizes are non-transferable.
  • Intellectual Property Rights:

By participating in the Competition, entrants grant SCTDA a worldwide royalty-free perpetual license and consent to use the entries in any and all media mediums (including print and online), and for whatever purpose SCTDA may decide on including commercial.

  • Cancellation / Modification:

If, for reasons beyond the control of SCTDA, the Competition is not capable of running as originally planned, SCTDA at their sole discretion, reserves the right to cancel or modify the Competition, without liability.

  • Liability / Warranties:


  • Entrants warrant that they:
  • meet the requirements and criteria of the Competition as outlined in these Official Competition Rules;
  • Have taken the photos they submitted as entries, and no one else has any rights or associated with such photos;
  • agree to grant SCTDA the right to use the entries, in the manner mentioned in (D) hereof;
  • shall fully indemnify and hold harmless SCTDA in respect of any breach of warranties, obligations or representations made herein together with SCTDA’s reasonable legal costs. and
  • By participating, entrants agree to be bound by SCTDA’s selection process described herein.
  • SCTDA shall not take any responsibility for any entries that are illegible, lost for technical or other reasons, or received after the Closing Date.
  • Law

These terms and conditions are governed by Sharjah and UAE Laws, and parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of Sharjah courts.