#MyLegacy photo contest winners receive gold coins

February 06, 2014 - 6:33:09 am

Rukhsar Rafiq, one of the winners of the social media photography competition.

DOHA: Four people have received limited-edition of Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani gold coin after winning the #MyLegacy social media photography competition.

They were Rukhsar Rafiq, Abdullah Mohammed Kaivanifard, Maryam Abdullah Al Khalifa and Rahma Osman. 

Inspired by National Museum’s Sheikh Abdullah Bin Jassim Al Thani: A Leader’s Legacy exhibition, the contest asked the public to share images of how they would leave their legacy in Qatar and tag it to #MyLegacy. 

From 51 entries, five photographs were selected by a five-member jury from National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ), based on creativity, aesthetics, and how they embodied the competition challenge. 

One winner is still to come forward and identify the social media submission. 

Images and videos were uploaded to Vine, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and can be seen under the hashtag. 

As part of the exhibition’s community outreach, school tours, family programmes, lectures, and workshops are offered and led by NMoQ, with support from principal partner ExxonMobil. 

Organised in three phases, the expo brings to life Qatar’s development beginning with Sheikh Abdullah taking over the reign in 1913 and the start of the modern State of Qatar. 

The story then moves to his Old Palace, its history, occupancy by the ruling family, location in the Fareej Al Sulatah or (Sharq) of Doha, and its importance as the centre of rule.

Then the expo moves into modern times, showcasing the transition of what was a former palace to first museum in 1975, and displays Qatar Museum Authority’s plans to develop the old palace site into NMoQ.

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