Categories & Eligibility

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The Festival Committee welcomes submissions addressing the 2022 theme The Journey from artists, photographers, and filmmakers of all ages, nationalities, and experience levels, regardless of their emirate or country of residence. ​ 

2022 Festival Theme: The Journey 

Throughout life, we experience different forms of ‘The Journey.’ We commute to work and migrate to new cities, a journey through space; we grow up and learn about the world as we pass into adulthood, a journey through time; and we experience personal growth and development, a journey of the self.

 

In 2022, the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival celebrates a convening of journeys: Our 10th anniversary and the UAE’s 50th anniversary. In our annual celebration of contemporary art, we reflect on the journey of the Festival, Ras Al Khaimah, and the United Arab Emirates, and encourage our community to consider their relationship with space, time, and the self.

 

We are inviting artists to consider the notion of the journey through the lens of ancestry, migration, national identity, and personal growth. Where has our journey taken us? What has our journey taught us about our present? And how will our journey inform our future?

Before completing an online submission form, please read the Conditions of Entry & General Submission Guidelines below, as well as the Category-Specific Guidelines applicable to your work. Collectively, these criteria serve as the rules and conditions governing eligibility and participation in the Festival.

2022 Festival Submissions Guidelines

The call for submissions will close on June 15, 2021. Submissions addressing the 2022 theme The Journey will be accepted in four main categories.

 

A special category for poetry closed to submissions on May 31.

Please see the Submission Guidelines section for additional information on the rules of entry and category-specific guidelines.

Awards

First and second-place awards will be presented in each of the four categories:

  • Fine Art & Photography

    • 1st Place Honors - 5,000 AED cash prize and trophy​

    • 2nd Place Honors - 2,500 AED cash prize and trophy

  • Sculpture & Recycled Art

    • 1st Place Honors - 5,000 AED cash prize and trophy​

    • 2nd Place Honors - 2,500 AED cash prize and trophy

  • Film 

    • 1st Place Honors - 5,000 AED cash prize and trophy​

    • 2nd Place Honors - 2,500 AED cash prize and trophy

  • Students 

    • 1st Place Honors - 2,000 AED cash prize and trophy​

    • 2nd Place Honors - 1,000 AED cash prize and trophy

  • Poetry

    • 1st Place Honors - 3,000 AED cash prize, trophy, and publication

 

*Category covers digital arts, drawings, paintings, photography, and other two-dimensional mixed media if entries are submitted as a high-resolution photograph and adhere to the specified requirements.

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