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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 17 November 2018

Sheikha Manal Young Artist Award competition now open

The judges at the 2013 edition of the Sheikha Manal Young Artist Award. Courtesy Sheikha Manal YAA
The judges at the 2013 edition of the Sheikha Manal Young Artist Award. Courtesy Sheikha Manal YAA

The competition is open for this year’s edition of the Sheikha Manal Young Artist Award. Under the patronage of Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, wife of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy prime minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, the award supports, recognises and promotes talented individuals of UAE (both nationals and residents) who have demonstrated exceptional artistic promise.

Every year, the 50 shortlisted entries are selected and exhibited at the Dubai Ladies’ Club and the winners go on to win prizes and opportunities within the cultural sector.

The Award is divided into three categories: Fine Art, Photography and Multi Media and each category carries a cash award of Dh30,000, Dh20,000 and Dh10,000 for first, second and third place. A popular component is the People’s Choice Award the public vote for their favourite piece.

• Submissions are all accepted online and should be uploaded through the website here http://www.youngartistaward.ae/