Kuwait Times photographer Yasser Al-Zayyat (right) receives the first-place award in the photography category of the Sheikh Mubarak Al-Hamad Journalism Excellence Award from Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah

KUWAIT: Kuwait Times photographer Yasser Al-Zayyat yesterday won the first place in the photography category of the Sheikh Mubarak Al-Hamad Journalism Excellence Award.

The winning image, which shows people having fun with a boat on a flooded road in Daiya on Nov 14, 2018 following heavy rain that lashed the country.

The award’s higher committee concluded the activities of the eleventh edition with a grand ceremony honoring the prizewinners at JW Marriot Hotel yesterday.

The event was attended by the representative of HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad A-Sabah – First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.