In honor of the Spirit of the Union 44th National Day Celebration, the SMCCU honors the winners of the its 4th Annual Treasures of the UAE Art Competition. Winners and their families attended a private viewing of the artwork that will be displayed in the SMCCU during the month of December 2015. The awards ceremony followed and included a cultural program and lunch, a tour of the Al Fahidi historic district and Diwan Mosque, and awarding of prizes. The winners took away a package of prizes worth 1000AED each, and their artwork is now featured in the 2016 Treasures of the UAE Calendar available at the SMCCU. Each month two winners will be featured in the Hijri-Gregorian calendar.
This year more than 550 students entered the competition from 53 schools across the UAE. Managing Director, Nasif Kayed hosted the event along with volunteers from the SMCCU. “Our aim is to spotlight the many historic sites and monuments across the UAE in an effort to bring about knowledge and appreciation of our rich culture and history. It is also an opportunity for students to express their creative talents.”, said Mr. Kayed.
The Emirates Fine Arts Society once again graciously donated their time in choosing our winning artists, and Yas Water World, Nestle and Explorer generously sponsored the competition this year.