Dubai Culture launches Instagram contest
Dubai, March 16, 2014
The Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, the emirate’s dedicated authority for culture, arts, and heritage, has launched an Instagram competition to celebrate the inaugural ‘Dubai Art Season.’
Joining the #MyDubai initiative, ‘Capture Creativity’ will run till April 15 during the season.
The competition is aimed at encouraging residents and visitors of the UAE to share photos and videos capturing their creative moments during ‘Dubai Art Season,’ which unites five of the city’s premier events including Art Week, which features Art Dubai, Design Days Dubai, and Sikka Art Fair, the Middle East Film & Comic Con, and the Gulf Film Festival, as well as over 150 events being activated across the emirate.
The Instagram enthusiasts can explore and share a variety of events under ‘Dubai Art Season,’ spanning workshops, outdoor art projects, art exhibits, and live art & music in public spaces, said a statement.
The competition, which complements the goals of the #MyDubai initiative, aims to foster a culture of expression, where participants, are encouraged to capture the creative essence of the city through their own interpretations.
Saeed Al Nabouda, acting director general, Dubai Culture, said: “The overarching goal of Dubai Art Season is to integrate the community with the evolution of the city’s creative landscape. Through the ‘Capture Creativity’ competition, we are reaching out to residents and visitors to share their creative moments, adding to the existing and continuously growing rich archive of photography and videography captured by the ‘#MyDubai’ initiative.”
Visitors should follow Dubai Culture’s and MyDubai’s Instagram accounts, and use the hashtags #MyDubai, #dxbarteason14, and #samsungnxart in their posts, to be eligible to participate in the competition.
Three winners will be selected each week and the winning image or video will be announced on the social media platforms of both entities. They will receive Dubai Art Season VIP passes to the initiative’s pillar events, and one of three Samsung NX cameras, enabling them to continue capturing all of their creative moments. - TradeArabia News Service