Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) has announced the winners of the fifth season (2015-16).

See the HIPA Award Ceremony.

The 5th Season HIPA received a total of 80,420 photographs from 32,712 photographers from 173 countries around the world. The photographs have been submitted to four categories, including 'Wildlife', 'Father and Son', 'General', and the main theme 'Happiness'. Antonio Aragon Renuncio, a Spanish photographer, won this year’s HIPA Grand Prize of $120,000 by capturing the moment when young boys play with old tyres in a village in Togo.

Next to the four categories also two Special Awards have been presented: ‘Photography Appreciation Award’ to Egyptian born Canadian photographer, Oscar Mitri and The ‘Photography Research/Report’ Award to veteran British photographer and author, Don McCullin.

GRAND PRIZE

Antonio Aragon Renuncio, Spain

image Antonio Aragon Renuncio, Spain / Courtesy of HIPA

Winners of the 'Father and Son' Category

1st Place: Khaled Alsabbah, Belgium

image Khaled Alsabbah, Belgium / Courtesy of HIPA

2nd Place: Musa Talaşli, Turkey

image Musa Talaşli, Turkey / Courtesy of HIPA

3rd Place: Mihailo Simovic, Serbia

image Mihailo Simovic, Serbia / Courtesy of HIPA

4th Place: Johannes Petrus Janssen, Netherlands

image Johannes Petrus Janssen, Netherlands / Courtesy of HIPA

5th Place: Saber Nouraldin, Palestinian Territory

image Saber Nouraldin, Palestinian Territory / Courtesy of HIPA

Winners of the 'General' Category

1st Place: Francisco Negroni Rodriguez, Chile

image Francisco Negroni Rodriguez, Chile / Courtesy of HIPA

2nd Place: Sandra Hoyn, Germany

image Sandra Hoyn, Germany / Courtesy of HIPA

3rd Place: Vladimir Viatkin, Russian Federation

image Vladimir Viatkin, Russian Federation / Courtesy of HIPA

4th Place: Zhiqiang Zhang, China

image Zhiqiang Zhang, China / Courtesy of HIPA

5th Place: Fausto Podavini, Italy

image Fausto Podavini, Italy / Courtesy of HIPA

Winners of the 'Wildlife' Category

1st Place: Steven Winter, United States of America

image Steven Winter, United States of America / Courtesy of HIPA

2nd Place: Lynn Emery, United Kingdom

image Lynn Emery, United Kingdom / Courtesy of HIPA

3rd Place: Minming Lin, China

image Minming Lin, China / Courtesy of HIPA

4th Place: Min Ouyang, China

image Min Ouyang, China / Courtesy of HIPA

5th Place: Fabian Berg, Germany

image Fabian Berg, Germany / Courtesy of HIPA

Winners of the 'Happiness' Category

1st Place: Hameed Husain Isa, Bahrain

image Hameed Husain Isa, Bahrain / Courtesy of HIPA

2nd Place: Brent Stirton, South Africa

image Brent Stirton, South Africa / Courtesy of HIPA

3rd Place: Sergey Ponomarev, Russian Federation

image Sergey Ponomarev, Russian Federation / Courtesy of HIPA

4th Place: Omar Ahmed, United Arab Emirates

image Omar Ahmed, United Arab Emirates / Courtesy of HIPA

5th Place: Manar Gad, Egypt

image Manar Gad, Egypt / Courtesy of HIPA


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