VCUQatar Launches Sixth Annual Design Competition in Abu Dhabi
VCUQatar announced the launch of its Sixth Annual Design Competition. The Design Competition, open to all students in their senior year of high school, is being launched in Qatar, UAE, Oman, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Syria, Pakistan and for the first time this year Yemen and Palestine .
High school students across the Middle East have been challenged to come up with the most imaginative idea for their formula for success. This year’s competition, gives students the opportunity to share their visions of the path to success.
Two entrants will win full four-year Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned Scholarships for Creativity at VCUQatar and the top three high school students from each of the thirteen countries will receive cash prizes of $1200 for first place, $800 for second place and $600 for third place.
“All the students are getting this chance to show that they are quite capable of competing with their counterparts from the twelve other countries for this scholarship. I hope they make a brilliant effort and I wish them success.” said Moamer Qazafi, VCUQatar Director of Marketing and Public Relations.
VCUQatar’s Sixth Annual Design Competition is sponsored by Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) who will provide the cash prizes. Qatar Islamic Bank is a Qatari Shareholding Company was established in 1982 as the first Islamic financial and banking institution in Qatar with the main objective of providing Islamic banking services and investments in compliance with the Sharia principles and thereby achieving rewarding benefits for its shareholders, depositors, and investors. The bank also aims to contribute to the development of the national economy.
QIB joins DHL as competition sponsor. For the sixth year running, DHL is providing free shipping to regional students. DHL Country Manager David Wilson commented on DHL’s involvement, “DHL is pleased to support this scholarship program, as we have for the past six years.”
All competition entries must be posted by 31 January 2008. For more information students can visit prospective students’ scholarship section at http://www.qatar.vcu.edu/output/page161.asp or call +974 492 7213, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
VCUQ offers specialized programs in various design professions. Students have the opportunity of earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in communication, fashion or interior design. A team of highly qualified professors provide rigorous curricula that prepare students to assume leadership roles in the professional field of their choice. VCUQ regularly organizes and hosts exhibitions, gallery events, world-class design conferences, and holds an annual fashion show. VCUQ is supported and funded by the Qatar Foundation. For more information please visit www.qatar.vcu.edu or call +974 492 7238.
About Qatar Foundation:
Qatar Foundation houses VCUQ in Education City. Education City has revolutionized higher education in the State of Qatar. The Qatar Foundation is a not for profit organization founded in 1995 by the Emir and Head of the State of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa AlThani. The vision of Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned, the Chairperson of Qatar Foundation indicates the keenness of Qatar’s leadership in encouraging education among all levels among the citizenry. For more information, please visit www.qf.org.qa or call +974 492 7000
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