Award Prize

20,000 AED


01 Submission Start Date: 2-September-2024

02 Submission Deadline: 15-November-2024

Terms & Conditions


The competition is open to Emirati emerging artists aged 18–35.

Panel Review Process

A jury selects the winner. They will be looking for evidence of the following attributes in submissions:

  • Artistic merit
  • Evidence of original and creative thinking
  • Personal application of technical skills
  • Emotional impact


By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by the following terms and conditions:

  • The competition is open to Emirati emerging artists aged between 18 and 35 years.
  • The competition is free to enter.
  • Each applicant may submit up to three entries.
  • Entries may be submitted in Arabic or English.
  • Only completed entries will be accepted.
  • The author/creator of the entry confirms that he/she has not been paid for their work.
  • Applicants will not receive payment for their entries.
  • In entering the Award, applicant warrant 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 as a result of any inconsistency to the foregoing.
  • Applicants will retain ownership of copyright for their entry.
  • All artworks will be returned to applicants.
  • After submission to the competition, ADMAF will automatically obtain the right to use the submitted work in connection with the competition. ADMAF has the right to copy, edit, 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.
  • No correspondence shall be entered into concerning the selection.
  • The applicant’s contact details will be added to the ADMAF database in order to receive future updates from the Foundation.
  • The winner agrees to join the ADMAF Alumni and contribute to the promotion of future editions of the Award.
  • The winner agrees to appear in all photography, film and media appearances associated with the Award.
  • The winner agrees to exhibit their work during any activity taking place in Abu Dhabi Festival 2025 or any other activity organised by ADMAF or Gulf Capital during 2024/2025.
  • The winner agrees to attend the Award ceremony during Abu Dhabi festival 2025.
  • The winner must claim the prize within 12 months of receipt.

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Applications opening in September 2024

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