vcuqatar launches sixth annual design competition in dubai
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.
“We are very pleased to be launching the Design Competition again this year in Dubai. In the past years, the entries we have received from Dubai have all been exceptional in their artistic interpretation of the themes. We look forward to receiving entries from the schools here and are especially interested to see how the students have interpreted and conceptualized the theme of “Success” and what it means to them in their artwork.” said Donna Duffett, VCUQ Events Project Manager.
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