The contest, developed in conjunction with Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar (VCUQatar), and the Youth Hobbies Center of the Ministry of Culture and Sport, aims to showcase QF’s talent pool as well as support botanical conservation efforts in Qatar, al-Bawaba reported.
To kick start the contest, QBG provided students with a technical workshop in HBKU’s Student Center, on Tuesday, 29 November. The workshop was delivered by VCUQatar Professor George Awde, and aimed to improve and refresh students’ photography skills, and guide and enhance their understanding of light and subject, among other photography topics.
Over the coming months, QBG will also deliver presentations on a wide range of plants and trees in Qatar to assist and inspire participants with the competition’s themes of: ‘The most attractive tree(s) or landscape inside the Education City/flora of Qatar’; ‘The biggest and oldest trees in Qatar’; ‘Tree components, including roots, bark, stem, leaves, and flowers’, as well as other pre-existing ‘Ghars’ initiatives in Qatar.
According to its officials, the mission of Qatar’s Quranic Botanic Garden is to promote knowledge of the plants, botanical terms, and conservation principles mentioned in the Holy Quran and the Holy Prophet’s (PBUH) Sunnah.