Call for entries for 2016 Sheikha Manal’s ‘Young Artist Award’


Competition is open to all UAE residents, aged between 18-30 years

The Cultural Office of Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announces its open call for entries for the ‘Young Artist Award’, an annual creative and visual arts competition which supports and recognises talented and aspiring young artists, ensuring the continued growth of a thriving art community in the UAE that coincides with the vision of the UAE leadership.

Open to all UAE residents, young artists and students between the ages of 18-30 years old are invited to submit their creative entries. The competition is divided into four main categories: Fine Art, Photography, Multimedia and Design and this year group submissions will be allowed to enter the competition, with artworks created and design by two or more people, with a maximum of four artists.

For the first time, an exhibition of 100 shortlisted artworks will take place in December; the winners will be selected by a distinguished judge’s panel comprised of prominent figures from organizations and institutions within UAE who play a critical role in the encouragement and promotion of art.

All entries must be submitted online at no later than 31 October 2016. Opening will commence onTuesday 15 March, 2016.


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