Posted on September 14, 2019

Ooredoo announced it is the Exclusive Telecommunications Sponsor of an exciting new contest being organised by Qatar Youth Hostels, under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture and Sports.

“Lens of Tourism” is a contest for university students aimed at raising the profile of Qatar as a tourist destination and showcasing the incredible talent pool here in Qatar. Entrants must submit a short video – no more than 3 minutes in length – that highlights Qatar’s touristic, cultural and historical sites, and shows just why Qatar should feature on must-visit lists for tourists.

All submissions will be shown on large screens at a final judging day, then winners will be decided by a panel of judges as well as the Board of Directors at Qatar Youth Hostels. First prize winner will walk away with QR 10,000 and filming tools, second prize will be QR 8,000 plus filming tools and the third-placed entrant will receive QR 7,000 as well as filming tools. The videographer whose work attracts the most votes on social media will win a new smart phone, while 4th to 10th place will receive QR 500 shopping vouchers.

To participate, initial registration is done via

When ready, participants should send their movies by email to along with their name, name of their university and faculty, university ID number, mobile number and movie title. Entries must be submitted by 23 October 2019 and screening and judging will take place on 2 November 2019, followed by prize-giving.

Speaking of the sponsorship, Manar Khalifa Al-Muraikhi – Director PR and Corporate Communications at Ooredoo – said: “We’re delighted to be supporting Qatar Youth Hostels and the Ministry of Culture and Sports with this exciting new initiative. Promoting Qatari culture is a key focus of our company strategy, as is supporting our local communities, and this new videography contest is the ideal way for us to provide practical support for our art and culture community, encourage our university students to explore their artistic talents and showcase the many wonderful tourist attractions Qatar – and Qatari culture – has to offer. We’re very much looking forward to seeing all the short films, and we wish all the entrants the best of luck!”

Video submissions will be shown on the Doha 360 platform, at the Doha Film Festival, Doha Book Fair and Darb Al Saai event.

Budding videographers can find more information on the Lens of Tourism contest at