First Prize winning entry
Emirates NBD, a leading bank in the region, and Tashkeel, an independent resource for artists and designers living and working in the UAE, announced today, the winners of the unique art competition, “My UAE,” which was launched earlier this year in celebration of the 40th anniversary of UAE National Day.
Ms Alia Hussain Lootah won the first prize of AED20,000 for her mixed media series “7,” while Ms Zeinab Al Hashemi was awarded the second prize of AED10,000 for her art piece entitled “ Marked Down.” Mr. Charlie Villagarcia won the third prize of AED5,000 for his acrylic painting “As One.”
The winners were selected from among 300 entries received in the 24-day run up to the UAE National Day. The panel of judges included Her Highness Sheikha Lateefa bint Maktoum Al Maktoum, Director - Tashkeel, Ms. Jill Hoyle, Manager - Tashkeel and two artists Mr. Nasir Nasrallah and Mr. Paolomaria.
The competition was jointly organised by Emirates NBD and Tashkeel, and all UAE residents aged 18 years and older, were invited to participate by submitting an art piece in any genre, including painting, photography, mixed media, installations and sculptures. The original winning pieces and the top 20 entries will be on display at the Emirates NBD Head Office in Deira from December 19, 2011 - January 19, 2012, Saturday to Thursday during branch operation hours, 8:00 AM - 2:00PM.