UAE: Second edition of 'For the Love of the Prophet' award launched

Competitions to be held with prizes totalling Dh1 million



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Published: Wed 25 May 2022, 8:59 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Jun 2022, 9:02 PM

Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, emphasised the importance of multidisciplinary initiatives that promote the noble teachings of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) through research, literary and artistic expression.

He also noted the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, to educate and acquaint generations with the story and values of the Prophet (PBUH).

The statement came during the launch of the second edition of the 'For the Love of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)' award under the Al Bader Initiative. It is organised in cooperation and partnership between the Office ofthe Crown Prince of Fujairah and the Ministry of Culture and Youth.

The award comprises four categories, namely poetry, painting, calligraphy and multimedia, with prizes totalling Dh1 million.

Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth, praised the Al Bader Initiative and the 'For the Love of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)' award, which help foster a generation of talented youth.

The world is moving towards enhancing the role of culture and arts in promoting intercultural dialogue and opening up to new creative concepts that will contribute to disseminating meaningful messages, Al Kaabi explained.

"I would like to extend my gratitude to Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi and Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi for this strategic initiative. The Ministry of Culture and Youth will spare no effort to support it, especially since it aligns with the objectives of the Al Burda Award," she concluded.

The award is divided into a national and international award. The local award targets school students in the following age groups: (6-10 years) and (11-17 years), and includes a Youth category (18 – 25 years). Participation in the national award is open to all nationalities residing in the UAE. As for the international category, targeted participants include all ages and all countries of the world.

Winning artworks will also be published on the Al Bader website and social media platforms. Both winning and qualified artworks will be exhibited in a special exhibition.

The award also includes an Dh300,000 fund to finance a residency programme, which will help provide the most creative participants in the various categories of the award with professional training in their creative fields. The deadline for participation is 25th September 2022.


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