Award Prize

20,000 AED


01 Submission Start Date: 2-September-2024

02 Submission Deadline: 15-November-2024



  • The competition is open to Emirati nationals aged between 18 and 35 years.
  • Entries are welcome from groups of 2-5 people (with at least 1 Emirati national member).

Panel Review Process

A jury selects the winner. They will be looking for the following attributes in the entries:

  • Artistic merit
  • Evidence of original and creative thinking
  • Personal application of technical skills
  • Presentation
  • Storytelling
  • Professionalism


  • The competition is free to enter.
  • By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  • Entries may be submitted in Arabic or English.
  • Only completed entries will be accepted and submissions will not be returned.
  • The applicant of the nominated entry confirms that he/she has not been paid for their work.
  • In entering the Award, applicant warrants that their entry is completely original under his/her own creation, all content therein is accurate and lawful, and does not contain material that is harmful, libellous, or defamatory to, or material that may infringe the right of, any person or entity in any nature. The applicant will be obliged to indemnify any damage ADMAF may suffer because of any inconsistency with the foregoing.
  • Applicants will retain ownership of copyright for their entry. After submission to the competition, ADMAF has the right to use the nominated work in connection with the competition.
  • ADMAF has the right to copy, display, publish and make available all nominated work in any format (whether online or in print or otherwise) in connection with the competition.
  • The jury selects one winner, and their decision is final.
  • The winner will attend and take part in the Award Ceremony during Abu Dhabi Festival 2025.
  • The winner agrees to perform their work during any activity taking place in Abu Dhabi Festival 2025 or any other activity organised by ADMAF or Gulf Capital during 2025 (within reason).
  • The winner agrees to appear in all photography and film associated with ADMAF Creativity Award and will be requested to sign a waiver accordingly.
  • The winner agrees to join the ADMAF Alumni and contribute to the promotion of future editions of ADMAF Creativity Award.
  • The winner must claim the prize within 12 months of receipt.
  • The applicant’s contact details will be added to the ADMAF database to receive future updates from the Foundation.

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Applications opening in September 2024

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