Agence France-Presse and the Gulf emirate of Fujairah are organising an international photojournalism contest under an agreement signed on Monday.
The accord was signed in Fujairah by Sheikh Rashid bin Hamad al-Sharqi, president of the Fujairah Culture and Media Authority, and Emmanuel Hoog, the CEO of AFP.
Sheikh Hamad al-Sharqi, ruler of the emirate on the Indian Ocean that forms part of the UAE federation, attended the signing.
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The contest is open to all professional photographers under the categories of news, the environment, economy, sports and special reports, with the jury made up of international figures.
"We are happy to cooperate with AFP to launch this contest which will strengthen the emirate's efforts to promote the media and culture," said Sheikh Rashid.
Hoog said the news agency sought "to contribute to the economic and cultural development of Fujairah".
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