SMCCU launches Treasures of the UAE art competition

DUBAI: The Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) on Sunday said its “Treasures of the UAE” art competition will be launched on 2 December in celebration of the UAE’s 41st National Day.

More than 100 young artists aged 7 to 18 from schools nation-wide were invited by the Center to submit a piece of artwork that captures the essence of one of the UAE ‘s famous historical sites or landmarks.

Entrants are invited to find their own favorite historical landmark or site and let their creativity run wild.

24 winners will be selected by celebrated young Emirati artists. Winners will have their artwork printed in a special edition Treasures of the UAE Calendar’ and they will be invited to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding for an honorary celebration on 2nd December 2012 .

All winners will have their artwork displayed in a Treasures of the UAE exhibition’ at our traditional heritage house in the historic Bastakiya area of Dubai from 2nd December 2012 to 2nd January 2013. Entry into the competition must be arranged through your School or College.

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