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Humans are pressured to limit their individuality in various social contexts, which distort their raw beautiful identities in the process. In order to regain one’s inner integrity, he needs to go through a long tiresome process of recovering fragments of his personality portrayed in different situations.
What does it really mean to be an individual? And how exactly is our personality shaped amidst the diverse external influences?
Noon Award’s “Huwiyyati” contemplates on the concept of identity and how can artists summon their inner wholeness in forms of art from painting, photography.

Chosen artworks will be exhibited from 24 to 30 October 2017 at Noon Gallery.

Target group

Artists and creators in painting and photography from UAE nationals and residents

Painting (Two Awards)

Category 1: Noon Artist Award – Painting
Ages: 25 – 40 years
Cash prize: AED 10,000

Category II: Noon Rising Star Award – Painting
Ages: 18 – 24 years
Cash prize: AED 5,000

Photography (Two Awards)

Category 1: Noon Artist Award – Photography
Ages: 25 – 40 years
Cash prize: AED 10,000

Category II: Noon Rising Star Award – Photography
Ages: 18-24 years
Cash prize: AED 5,000

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 (drawing & painting). Participation can be in both categories
  • 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
  • Alterations and digital edits are strictly prohibited on artworks participating in the photography category
  • 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
  • Exhibited artists will be conducting free workshops after the end of the exhibition


Submission Guidelines

  • Submission has to be completed online only
  • Application Forms and images must be submitted by 10 September 2017
  • Submissions must include digital files, one image. All images must be in high resolution JPEG or Tiff formats – 300 dpi. Height should not exceed 1.8 m and width should not exceed 3 m
  • Participants may enter with one artwork for each category
  • Shortlisted artists will be informed by email/phone during the first week of October
  • The artist retains full ownership of the concept and final work
  • Artworks selected must be delivered before 12 October 2017 to Sharjah Ladies Club with appropriate packaging (framing of drawings and photographs)

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