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Mubadala Launches Art Competition

As part of its commitment to to nurturing arts, education, culture and creativity across the Emirate, Mubadala Development Company has announced the launch of its first art competition themed: My UAE on a Canvas, part of Weyana, Mubadala’s Youth Program.

14 August 2012
Mubadala Launches Art Competition

As part of its commitment to to nurturing arts, education, culture and creativity across the Emirate, Mubadala Development Company has announced the launch of its first art competition themed: My UAE on a Canvas, part of Weyana, Mubadala’s Youth Program.

The competition is a collaboration with Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) and targets three age categories – seven to 12; 13 to 17 and 18 to 24. Accepted submissions include works of art reflecting the theme, rendered on paper ranging from acrylic to collage and oil paintings. In addition to receiving outstanding prizes, the winning entries will be displayed in an exhibition in the lobby of Al Mamoura A.

Commenting on the art competition, Amina Taher, Head of Community Engagement, Mubadala, said: “By extending our relationship with ADMAF to become its Youth Partner and developing initiatives such as the art competition, we hope to increase participation in and appreciation of arts and culture among community members. We are proud of this partnership and the numerous initiatives that we’re collaborating on for the benefit of fostering and celebrating home-grown talent.”

Judging will be conducted by a panel of highly regarded industry professionals and experts from ADMAF. Among the judging criteria are creative interpretation of the theme, technical excellence and emotive and engaging qualities of the artworks.

Competition rules are available on www.weyana.ae, and entries should be submitted through this site. The deadline for submitting artwork is 31st October 2012, and the winners will be announced in November 2012.