Jeddah, Asharq Al-Awsat- Three photographs were awarded the 2008 Bride of the Red Sea award for best picture, following an electronic vote on the Jeddah Governorate website. Mayor of Jeddah, Adel Bin Mohammed Faqih congratulated the three winners of the competition.
Winner in first-place with a photograph entitled “Cultural Landmarks of Jeddah” was Behi Mustafa Mushat of Mecca. He said that he had tried to include the Al-Anani Mosque, the Jeddah fountain, and the Aljamoum Trade Centre in the photograph, in addition to the Red Sea, in order to vividly express the varied aspects and activities of life in Jeddah, with regards to Islamic civilization, tourism, and shopping.
Nasser Al Jedani’s photograph “Jeddah’s Fountain” came in second place, and third runner-up was Muwafaq Jamal Al Sherif’s photograph “Enlarged Birds with Jeddah’s Fountain.”
Dr. Arwa Al Aama. Director of Electronic Communication [of the Jeddah Governorate] said that the Best Picture of Jeddah competition, which ran for three months, was launched to promote communication and interaction between the Jeddah governorate and its visitors and fans. She also added that this was only the first competition of a series of competitions to promote its website.