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Emirati
Futurism Award

A national design competition to re-imagine what the future looks like, under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and member of Dubai Council

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About the competition:

Images of the future often look like they are disconnected from the past. What would the future look like if it was grounded in the values, style, and culture of a specific place? What would the future look like if it was made in the UAE?

This competition explores the intersection of Emirati tradition with high technology, imagining a new aesthetic that can inspire, guide, and empower a new generation of designers, artists & entrepreneurs.

There is no right answer, especially in a place as diverse as the UAE. What is your interpretation of what the future would look like?

Competition objectives:

The Award aims to develop a unique take on the future highlighting the characteristics, style and traditions of the UAE.


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Awards:

First prize

  • 15,000 AED
  • Internship with various organizations
  • Promotion & inclusion in award ceremony & associated media.
  • Work space and membership to AREA 2071
  • Retail and exhibition opportunities in the Museum of the Future (if applicable)

Second prize

  • 10,000 AED
  • Internship with various organizations
  • Promotion & inclusion in award ceremony & associated media.
  • Work space and membership to AREA 2071
  • Retail and exhibition opportunities in the Museum of the Future (if applicable)

Honorable mention

  • Promotion & inclusion in award ceremony & associated media.
  • Work space and membership to AREA 2071
  • Retail and exhibition opportunities in the Museum of the Future (if applicable)

Important dates:

  • Open for submissions: 17th Jan
  • Submissions close: 1st March
  • Winner announcements: TBC

Who can participate and how?

  • Anyone living, working or residing in the UAE can apply.
  • To participate click on the link of your chosen category, fill in the application form and submit your work.

General Conditions:

  • Participation is open for all citizens and residents of the UAE.
  • If your submission is shortlisted, you will be asked to provide a valid Emirates ID for confirmation of eligibility.
  • You can submit as many entries in as many categories as you would like.
  • Plagiarism or inappropriate submissions will result in automatic disqualification.

For more inquiries contact us on [email protected]