Rules and Regulations:

- All UAE female residents are entitled to apply for the award, provided that the age of the participant is not less than 18 years old up to 40 years old.

- 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 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.

- Application forms and images must be submitted starting from August 23rd - September 30th 2022.

Painting 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 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 color 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.