A new competition to spark debate about what the future may hold for the UAE was launched on Saturday. Competition seeks to explore developing intersection of Emirati culture.
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10 January 2021, 12:00 AM
31 January 2021, 12:00 AM
Dubai Culture, in partnership with the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF), on Saturday launched the Emirati Futurism Award.
The Emirati Futurism Award is aimed at encouraging designers, artists and inventors to deliver their vision of how technology could thrust the country further into the future.
The nationwide competition will be held under the patronage of Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority
The award aims to stimulate public imagination and create a new representation of what the future holds for the country, while reflecting its cultural values and traditions. The first-of-its-kind, the competition will contribute to encouraging the creation of fresh Emirati design styles and supporting a new generation of designers.
A visual example to accompany the launch, by Dubai Culture and Dubai Future Foundation features floating abras and aerial drones and taxis.
The competition comprises seven categories including: Architecture and Urbanism; Fashion and Jewelry; Product and Industrial Design; Photography and Graphic Design; Film and Animation; Music and Performing Arts; and Fine Arts.
The winner of each competition category will walk away with cash prizes. Additionally, the seven winners and seven runners-up will receive internship opportunities at various organisations. The competition also includes an Honourable Mention and People’s Choice Award.
Entrants will also receive exhibition and retail opportunities at the recently-opened Museum of the Future on Sheikh Zayed Road.