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As we conclude the 2nd edition of Noon Arts Award competition, we embark on yet another phase of creativity titled “After the Rain”.
The theme of this year’s Noon Arts Award is all about the feelings you evoke after rain fall. Once we move beyond the physical state, there is something more emotionally connected to rainfall.
The wet earth springs new life and new stories, and the sentiments associated with this can range from claustrophobia to even freedom and regeneration. Whatever it may be, rain has the power of eliciting emotions to give new hope. What about yourself? How do you feel after the rain?

Art work/s should showcase and express what the artist feels after the rain has passed.

Target group

Artists and creators in painting, photography and digital art from UAE nationals and residents


AWARD Ages Cash prize
Noon Artist Award 25 – 40 years AED 10,000
Noon Rising Star Award 18 – 24 years AED 5,000
AWARD Ages Cash prize
Noon Artist Award 25 – 40 years AED 10,000
Noon Rising Star Award 18 – 24 years AED 5,000
Digital Art
AWARD Ages Cash prize
Digital Art Award 18 – 40 years AED 4,000



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Terms and Conditions

  • All UAE female residents are entitled to apply for the prize, provided that the age of the participant is not less than 18 years and not more than 40 years.
  • Participants must adhere to the specific forms of participation
  • The participant pledges that the artwork is handcrafted solely by her, and that the work of others is not used or plagiarized, if the artwork is proven to be otherwise, the participant bears full legal responsibility and might be exposed to legal accountability
  • Sharjah Ladies Club and Noon Gallery are not liable to any damage to the artwork as a result of being exhibited during the time of the exhibition
  • Sharjah Ladies Club and Noon Gallery are authorized to use the participant’s name, pictures and artwork description for publication and documentation purposes
  • Participating artworks should be new and have not participated in previous competitions, and not used or will be used for any commercial purposes, any artworks not complying with the stated above will be eliminated immediately.
  • The jury is entitled to reject any artwork to its absolute discretion and they are not obliged to send a notice or explanation for such refusals
  • The artist reserves all the artwork copyright
  • 40% of the proceeds from the sale of the artworks will go to Noon Gallery
  • Artwork must be picked up within three days after the end of the exhibition
  • Chosen artworks will be exhibited from 18 to 21 November 2019 at Kunooz Events and Catering
  • Application forms and images must be submitted starting from 1 July till 30 September 2019

Painting Category Guidelines

  • Painting Category mediums that can be used: oil/acrylics, watercolor, drawing, pencil, ink, pastel (fixed), collage and /or mixed media.
  • Works uploaded must also be in JPEG format and be no less than 2 MB in size.

Photography Category Guidelines

  • Photographs submitted must be of high quality and be suitable for print/publishing. They must also be in JPEG format and be no less than 2 MB in size.
  • All submissions must be untagged and free of any form of signature, initial or logo that the photographer may have added.
  • Basic editing, including colour enhancement, the use of filters, and cropping of the Photo(s) is acceptable, provided any such editing does not affect the authenticity and/or genuineness of the Photo(s). Normal balancing and toning of a digital image is allowed. Editing camera produced images could include spot/dirt removal as unclean camera sensors could appear on the photos in the form of unpleasant spots.
  • Photographs must be free of any borders, watermarks or signatures and must not be digitally manipulated.
  • Advanced editing used to create illusions, deceptions and/or manipulations, and the adding and removing of significant elements within the frame is prohibited. The content of the image must not be altered. Only retouching which conforms to currently accepted standards in the industry is allowed.
  • SLC reserves the right to call for original JPEG or RAW files with unchanged EXIF for the purpose of authentication. An image maybe disregarded if this information cannot be provided.

Digital Art Category Guidelines

  • This category includes submitting a digital artwork in the form of a photograph or artwork
  • The artwork can be manipulated digitally as per the artist’s requirements to produce the art work
  • Resolution should not be below 72 dpi

Submission Guidelines

  • Submission has to be completed on the website (
  • Submissions must include digital files, one image. All images must be in high resolution JPEG or Tiff formats – 300dpi (be no less than 2 MB in size). Height should not exceed 1.8 m and width should not exceed 3 m
  • Participants may enter with one artwork for each category
  • Participants must follow basic ethical and legal standpoints in their submissions and not violate or offend issues such as human rights or environmental protection.
  • You are required to provide a unique title & description for each image submitted.
  • Shortlisted artists will be informed by email/phone during the second week of October
  • The artist retains full ownership of the concept and final work
  • Artworks must be delivered before 30 October 2019 to Sharjah Ladies Club with appropriate packaging (framing of drawings and photographs)

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Artist Details:

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JPEG, JPG, PNG, Not exceeding 2 MB

Artwork Details:

Type of artwork

Dimensions of Artwork (In Centimeters)

Artwork Uploads

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JPEG, JPG or PNG, high resolution, not less than 300 dpi, not exceeding 5 MB

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Age Group


Date / Time

Free Style Painting


Above 12 years old

Beach Terrace

Sunday 25th November

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Calligraphy Workshop

Taghreed Suhail

Kunooz Catering & Events

Monday 26th  November

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Emotions workshop

Shahira Serry

Tuesday 27th November

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Noon Arts Award 2018