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ExxonMobil Celebrates Horsemanship through Photography Contest
Contest helps connect Qatari community with equestrian traditions
– ExxonMobil Qatar Inc. “ExxonMobil”, the main sponsor of CHI Al Shaqab 2013,
announced today the launch of a photography contest on Instagram where local photographers w ill be
given special event access to capture images which celebrate the tradition of Arabian horsemanship.
Professional and amateur photographers are invited to participate in this innovative competition
throughout the four days of the CHI Al Shaqab, an international equestrian event that will take place at Al
“ExxonMobil is honored to support CHI Al Shaqab 2013,” said Saleh Al Mana, Vice President and
Director of Government and Public Affairs for ExxonMobil Qatar Inc. “It is our hope that this Instagram
photowalk contest will help connect the local community to this world-class event and equestrian sports
in general. It is one of the many activities we have planned to celebrate this inaugural event and Qatar’s
The four-day festival will play host to an assortment of world-class show jumping, dressage, and
endurance events with 170 riders from over 25 nations and 200 horses expected to participate. Over
10,000 visitors are anticipated at this prestigious festival, including members of leading dignitaries from
In addition, a 17,000 square meter spectator plaza designed to celebrate Qatar’s rich heritage in
equestrian culture and sport will be open to all members of the public. The plaza will boast an array of
family-orientated activities, including a fashion exhibition and trade market, a dedicated ‘kids zone’, an
international food court, and a multitude of cultural presentations and events.
Photographers are encouraged to register throughwhere they will receive special
accreditation to access the event. Participants will have the opportunity to photograph the images which
they feel represent the essence of horsemanship and the special bond that exists between horse and
Participants will submit their photos using the hashtag #CHIdoha2013 on Instagram for a panel of
judges, including professional photographers and photojournalists who will shortlist entries every day of
the event and select three winners to be announced on the event’s final day.
The winners will have their photos published in the local media and receive the latest Samsung galaxy
S4, a must have for any social photographer.
For more information about the #CHIdoha2013 photowalk and to register, please visit
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