Emerging Artists Prize

Emerging Artists Prize

World Art Dubai launches open call for emerging Visual Artists, Photographers & Videographers

Second World Art Dubai Emerging Artists Prize & Exhibition returns in partnership with Rove Hotels. Photography and videography workshop and prize hosted by Nikon takes centre stage during World Art Dubai.

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Emerging Visual Artists Prize

The World Art Dubai Emerging Artists Prize & Exhibition returns for its second year in partnership with Rove Hotels under the theme of ‘Across Cultures’. Budding artists looking for the opportunity to showcase their creativity are encouraged to submit their entries.

The theme selection celebrates the UAE’s diverse population, and serves as a tribute to the much-awaited Expo 2020 Dubai. 
10 participants will be shortlisted to win:

  • First prize: A stand at World Art Dubai 2021
  • Second prize: 3-month exhibition space at one of Rove Hotels in Dubai with an overnight stay at any of the Rove Hotel properties

Artworks will be shortlisted by Rebia, founder of the Emerging Scene, as the curator for this competition, World Art Dubai curator and artist Petra Kaltenbach as well as the Rove Hotels team, taking into consideration qualities such as originality, uniqueness of the style and composition.
 

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Emerging Photographers Prize

Nikon is calling for amateur photographers to enter its competition to be in with the chance of winning a Nikon Z 50 kit for photographers. The contest is open to everyone in the UAE, regardless of gear. Participants need to submit:

  • 1 Set of 5 photos (Photo Essay). 1 of these photos will be the "hero" shot, to be printed and exhibited at WAD
  • 300-word description/essay, outlining the artist's vision for the shoot
  • Photo Essay will be judged as a whole, but 50% of the score will be allocated to the hero shot

10 participants will be shortlisted to win:

  • First prize: Stand space at World Art Dubai 2021
  • Second prize: Nikon Z 50 kit 

 

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Emerging Videographers Prize

The chance for amateur videographers to enter a competition to be in with the chance of winning a Nikon Z 50 kit. The contest is open to everyone in the UAE, regardless of gear. Participants need to submit:

  • 1 five-minute film
  • 1 one-minute behind the scene
  • 1 film poster

5 participants will be shortlisted to win:

  • First prize: A Nikon Z 50 kit 
  • Second prize: Cash prize of AED 5,000 

 

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Important Timelines

Emerging Visual Artists Prize

  • MAR 2: Deadline for submission
  • MAR 5: Shortlisted Artworks will be contacted and declared 
  • Before MAR 15: 20 Shortlisted Artworks must be delivered to Rove Hotels
  • MAR 16 – MAR 23: 20 Shortlisted artworks will be exhibited in one of Rove Hotels. Voting would be available online only.
  • MAR 26: Reveal ceremony for the top 10 artworks
  • APR 8 to 11: Exhibition of work at Rove Corner in World Art Dubai

Emerging Photographers Prize

  • MAR 2: Deadline for submission
  • MAR 5: Announcement of top 10 photographer
  • MAR 12: Nikon Workshop and gear dispatch for the top 10 photographers. The theme for the competition will be revealed during this workshop
  • MAR 19: Submission of entries, return of gear
  • MAR 26: Reveal ceremony for the top 10 photographers
  • APR 8 to 11: Exhibition of work at World Art Dubai

Emerging Videographers Prize

  • MAR 2: Deadline for submission
  • MAR 5: Announcement of top 5 videographers
  • MAR 12: Nikon Workshop and gear dispatch for the top 5 videographers. The theme for the competition will be revealed during this workshop
  • MAR 26: Submission of 1-minute BTS and film poster
  • APR 2: Submission of final film entries
  • APR 8 to 11: Exhibition of work at World Art Dubai

 

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