A Nikon Photo Contest For Women Powered by IFZA

In partnership with International Free Zone Authority (IFZA), a leading UAE Free Zone located in Dubai, NikonMEA is profoundly honored to celebrate the boundary-pushing, game-changing talent of female photographers in the region. With great joy and pride, we present: WOMAN, PHENOMENALLY – A Nikon Photo Contest For Women. If you are a proud female photographer, we invite you to participate in this region-wide competition and join us in putting the spotlight on the phenomenal power of a woman with a brilliant mind, a strong heart, and a camera.


UAE WINNER: Nikon Z 6 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4S + 1 Year IFZA Free Zone Business License

REGIONAL WINNER: Nikon Z 5 + NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 + 1 Year IFZA Free Zone Business License

THEME: Woman, Phenomenally

Inspired by Maya Angelou’s timeless poem, “Women, Phenomenally,” we challenge you to take a photo of phenomenal women – women who make a difference in the lives of the people around them. Mothers, sisters, daughters, friends, leaders, employees, community heroes and leaders – any and any number of women who help make the world a better, safer, more loving and more nurturing place for all.


  • This contest is open to all female photographers who are legally residing in the UAE, KSA, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Nigeria, South Africa, Mauritius, Kenya, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Nepal, Lebanon, and Egypt only.
  • The UAE Winner will be picked from contestants based in the UAE. The Regional Winner will be picked from contestants based in all other participating countries.
  • On Instagram, follow @NikonMEA and @ifzauae.
  • On your Instagram page, post a photo of a woman (or a group of women) who fit the abovementioned theme of “Woman, Phenomenally.” You may post up to 6 entries as single posts (not as a carousel). You may take or may have taken the photo using ANY gear. You may take new photos, or enter photos from your archives so long as they fit the theme.
  • On the caption of each post, please include the following details in this particular order:
    1. The hashtags #NikonMEAWoman and #IFZAUAE
    2. The country that you are based currently based in
    3. The gears that you used to take the shot
    4. A brief description or narration about the photo
    5. Tag @NikonMEA and @ifzauae

    Sample Caption:

    #NikonWoman #IFZAUAE, based in the UAE, shot on a Nikon Z 6 and a NIKKOR Z 24- 70mm f/4S

    The woman in the photo is named Maryam Elsekely, a doctor in Dubai who leads various free initiatives concerning health and wellness for females from across all nationalities. She is exceedingly distinguished in her profession and is constantly in high demand due to her leading expertise, yet she finds the time and focus to spearhead community work and make a positive impact in the lives of others, at no cost. She is phenomenal.

    @NikonMEA @ifzauae


  • March 8 to April 8 – Submission Period
  • April 12 – Top 20 will be posted on the @NikonMEA Facebook page
  • April 15 – Announcement of UAE Winner and Regional Winner