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The Skeikha Manal Young Artist Award 2012

Now open for entries

Under the Royal Patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, this annual fine arts competition aims to encourage, recognize and promote emerging artists in the United Arab Emirates. The contest is open to all UAE residents, male and female, between the ages of 18 to 35 years.

One major criterion for the award is that the artist should not have had an independent solo exhibition previously. The award grants the winning artists the exciting opportunity to exhibit their work in a solo showcasing and for the first time. The competition is divided into three categories:

  1. Fine Art Category – Acrylic, Oil, Water Colour, Pastel, Ink, Sculpture, Ceramics, Glass, Print Making, Etching, Mixed Media
  2. Photography Category – Black & White/Coloured Photographs captured by the artist with slight digital modification and printed on flat surfaces including Canvas, Silk, Acrylic Sheets
  3. Multimedia Category – Digital Art, Video Art, Installation

Furthermore, after the nominations have been announced online, the public/visitors will have a chance to vote for their favourite art work at the People’s Choice Award through the website’s online voting feature.

The application process will be conducted via the competition website www.youngartistaward.ae. Interested participants can follow the instructions on the website to make their online submission. The deadline to apply and upload entries is 1st November, 2012.


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