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Noon Arts Awards opens for submissions

SHARJAH, August 13, 2020

The Noon Arts Award, organised by the Collage Talent Center at the Sharjah Ladies Club, is now open for submissions for its fourth edition.
 
The prestigious award is presented to UAE-based female artists who are working in the fields of painting, photography, and digital artworks.
 
This year the theme of the competition is ‘Because I can’, chosen in recognition of the difficult times the global community has lived through as a result of Covid-19.  The artworks submitted need to showcase the positive impact the artist has made through supporting, inspiring or offering hope to others, or overcoming obstacles and challenges in their own lives, said a statement.
 
Fatima Alnaqbi, Collage Assistant Manager at Sharjah Ladies Club, said: “This year the Noon Arts Awards are all about recognising those who have made a positive impact on the world around them.  We want to celebrate both women’s art and the power of humanity, their ability to give the light of hope to others who are suffering.  ‘Because I can’ is a timeless phrase.  It’s about empowerment and benefitting society, and we can’t wait to see how this phrase inspires the female artists of the UAE.”
 
Open for Submissions
Submissions will be accepted until October. The competition is open to all women artists based in the UAE and who are over the age of 18.  Paintings, photographs, and digital artworks will be accepted and judged on their adherence to the theme and the skill and enthusiasm they convey.
 
The first-place winner will receive a prize of AED7,000, with second place earning AED5,000 and the third place being awarded AED3,000.  There will also be a special ‘People’s Choice’ category, with the winning artist receiving a prize of AED2,000.
 
Digital-only event
While this year’s competition will be held remotely due to the Covid-19 pandemic and social distancing, this is the first time the entire event will be held online. The virtual exhibition will allow people from across the region to view the artworks from the safety of their own homes, while the awards ceremony itself will be live-streamed to avoid people congregating.
 
For registration, visit SLC website www.slc.ae   -TradeArabia News Service
 



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