“Art of Zayed”, brought to you by PepsiCo, aims to contribute to the Year of Zayed.
For the purpose of honoring the values and achievements of the late Sheikh Zayed
Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founder of the United Arab Emirates, by projecting his values
through artworks, music, and poetry.
Registration opens on May 6th.
Registration closes on September 15th.
Workshop Session for the top 10 to be announced.
The Art of Zayed Awards Ceremony will be held in November.
The “Art of Zayed” is open to UAE nationals and residents. Participants must demonstrate their creative expressions through art, music, or poetry, whether in Arabic or English, which represent the late Sheikh Zayed’s values and achievements during his rule, along with his vision and mission that have created a lasting legacy.
The top 10 talents will showcase their creations in the Art of Zayed Awards Ceremony, and the best 3 will win AED10,000 in cash prizes and receive exposure of their work.
In line with the Year of Zayed, PepsiCo is officially contributing to the celebration of the life, legacy and values of an inspirational world leader, the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founder of the United Arab Emirates. PepsiCo aspires to commemorate his life’s achievements and commitment to the nation, while encouraging future generations to honor his legacy and fulfil his vision of prosperity, tolerance, and peace.
Through Art of Zayed, PepsiCo aims to bring together all of the UAE’s artists, musicians and poets to commemorate the values of the Year of Zayed through their work.
Our objectives are to educate, raise awareness, and honor the life and achievements of the late Sheikh Zayed and to reinforce his status as an eternal source of national pride and powerful symbol of the UAE.
The themes of the Year of Zayed include the following values;
seen in his vision for the UAE, and his achievements, words, and foresight.
conveyed in his respect for all people regardless of their nationality, gender, status or religion.
projected in his understanding of the natural environment and commitment to sustainability that has shaped the positive and constructive approach of the UAE to meet the world’s greatest environmental challenges.
shown in Sheikh Zayed’s beliefs of investing in people’s welfare, building their knowledge, and enhancing their capabilities through financial aid or in-kind assistance to improve human development around the world.
Participants’ artwork, music or poetry must reflect the above values.
The top 10 finalists will showcase their artwork, music or poetry at the Art of Zayed Awards Ceremony. The best 3 will win AED 10,000 each in cash prize and receive the following benefits:
Anghami will feature the winners in Music and Poetry on their platform.
The Dukkan Show will promote all 3 winners and feature the music and poetry submissions as part of their episode mix on the platform.
Fujairah Fine Arts Academy will feature the winners of the art and music categories by hosting their pieces at the academy and providing the musician a free music course.
Q: IS THERE AN APPLICATION FEE? HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO APPLY?
No, there is no fee to apply, and it only takes approximately 20-25 minutes to complete the application.
Q: WHEN DO APPLICATIONS OPEN?
Official applications will open on May 6th, 2018, with a final deadline of August 15th, 2018.
Q: WHY SHOULD I PARTICIPATE?
The Art of Zayed provides a unique opportunity to pay tribute to the founder of the nation, through creative expression. As more than just a competition, Art of Zayed participants will have the opportunity to expand upon their existing knowledge, with exciting educational online sessions to boost their skills. Participants will also have access to a broad network of professionals within the artistic community.
Q: IS ART OF ZAYED ONLY OPEN TO CERTAIN INDUSTRIES OR IDEAS?
All ideas will be considered as long as they contribute to the achievements and values of the late Sheikh Zayed. You can learn more about the competition on the website.
Q: IS THERE A MINIMUM OR MAXIMUM NUMBER OF TEAM MEMBERS REQUIRED?
No, you can compete individually or as part of a team with as many members as necessary.
Q: HOW WILL I KNOW IF I MADE IT TO THE NEXT STEP? WILL I BE NOTIFIED IF I DO NOT QUALIFY?
All submissions will receive notifications of their outcome. The selected participants will receive specific instructions on the next steps.
Q: IS IT POSSIBLE TO ENROLL IN ARTS, MUSIC AND POETRY ALL TOGETHER?
Yes, registrants can enroll in all three categories.
Q: What do the 3 winners receive as a prize?
The 3 winners will win AED 10,000 each in cash prize and receive the following benefits: